Thinking of trying cannabis? Worried about all the negative press? Here are some health-focused counterpoints to help you make up your mind.
After years of being villainized by the media, you would be forgiven for thinking that marijuana was bad news. Recent world events have seen this formerly despised herb become legal in states and countries around the world… but why?
The 13 Big Health Benefits of using Cannabis that you Should Know
What has caused this massive shift in perspective? It’s all to do with the undeniable health benefits of marijuana and it’s time everyone knew about them. Here are 13 of them to start you off.
1 – It makes you Laugh
Not just laugh, either. It makes you split your sides with the giggles. You’ll laugh so hard you’ll forget your troubles. Studies have shown that laughter is an excellent prescription for many ailments.
2 – It stops you vomiting
Marijuana has shown to stop you vomiting. Of course, we don’t recommend it for the pregnant women among you, but we do suggest you try it if you are nauseous.
3 – It cures Insomnia
In scientific studies, it was shown that the CBD contained in marijuana was able to lull you to sleep. Be wary of the weird dreams, though.
4 – Marijuana relieves Pain
It can stop you from focusing on your pain and even relieve it in some cases. Treating pain with cannabis allows you to engage in herbal pain relief that may stop the need for opioid drugs. Nowadays, we even know which strains are the best to smoke for pain relief!
5 – It’s an anti-inflammatory
You have already been able to buy anti-inflammatory creams made with extracts from cannabis plants for some years now. This is because marijuana proves effective as an anti-inflammatory.
6 – Increases Lung Capacity
You might think that smoking marijuana damages your lungs, but as long as you are doing it in moderation, it may be having the opposite effect. Since you breathe in, hold it, then breathe out, studies say marijuana may actually be strengthening your lungs in the process.
7 – It can regulate seizures
Scientists are working on new anti-seizure medications, especially for children. Marijuana has shown to be able to calm full blown seizures in seconds. It’s quite remarkable.
8 – Is used by cancer patients
There is still a lot of argument over what exactly cannabis does to cancer. Many believe cannabis kills cancer cells entirely. Whatever it does or doesn’t do, it definitely helps with the nausea and the pain.
9 – Helps treat diabetes
Cannabis has shown to improve metabolism and blood glutens, which can help regulate the symptoms of diabetes.
10 – Gives you an appetite
There’s no secret about how much cannabis makes you want to eat. Obviously not good if you are on a diet, but if you are struggling to put on weight, it’s the ideal solution.
11 – Can slow Alzheimer’s Progression
Scientists have started treating the early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease with marijuana. It slows the progression, but more studies are needed to find out how we can use it to stop the progression altogether.
12 – Marijuana relieves swelling of arthritis
This goes back to the anti-inflammatory properties again, but cannabis has shown to relieve the swelling in the joints associated with arthritis.
13 – There’s no Anxiety if it’s Legal
Here in Canada, you can order your weed from places like Got Weed Canada without having that anxiety associated with paranoia from smoking weed. Take away the illegality and the paranoia becomes a thing of the past.
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