The decriminalization of weed in the United States has been in the media attention for a year now. Though, weed has always got a bad reputation from conservatives, the medicinal usages of weed cannot go unnoticed. Though marijuana and cannabis is legalized in many states of the U.S.A and Spain, the world is yet to uncover the immense advantages of smoking weed. While many researches today showing that, weed is beneficial when used for a long time, there are more than just medicinal reasons to why you should smoke weed. Read on to know the top 10 reasons as to why you should smoke weed. Prepare to get surprised, and comment below as to what you think.
10.A ‘Natural’ Pain Reliever
Doctors nowadays say not to take excessive painkillers. But, there is no limitation when it comes to natural painkillers. Weed is a natural painkiller. It is specially used in treating chronic pain. It works in the same magnitude as the synthetic painkillers. While synthetic painkillers have other side-effects, weed has no side effects and therefore is safe. Weed is said to change the way nerves function, and therefore never lets you feel the pain.
“Three puffs a day, keeps the pain away”
9.Boosts your Creativity
Weed-Haters will see this as a propaganda, but it is a true fact, that Weed actually boosts your creativity. From William Shakespeare to Rihanna and Bob Marley everybody used weed to have their creative juices flowing. Many musicians to literary stars, has been known to take weed to unlock their creativity and free their minds from other worldly substances and dreaming up their next masterpieces. So the next time you want to do something seriously, don’t forget to smoke a bud before.
Recently, researches have also shown that, weed can get your brain cells work faster.
8.Decreased Joint Inflammation
Today, arthritis is the biggest cause of disability in the world today. It is a common type of joint inflammation which is caused by wear and tear of the joint, and can worsen with age. Formerly, it was known as the ‘disease of old age’. But, in recent times, it has been seen that, teenagers and people of all age group are affected by Arthritis. Studies and researches in different medical organizations, have proved that weeds can actually help people who have arthritis by decreasing the inflammation. Cannabis and marijuana are said to give away a natural chemical, which enhances a pathway in the body, which in turn helps to fight joint inflammation.
Patients who have been tested with marijuana, has reported good sleep and decreased pain, which is a positive sign.
For all the healthy people out there, weed can be great if you are looking forward to lose your weight by natural methods. Studies have shown that, people who smoke cannabis are less prone to obesity than non-smokers. Another statistic suggested that, people who smoke marijuana has a smaller waist circumference than people who do not smoke. Though, pot smokes reportedly consume some 600 calories greater than normal people, the Atlantic suggested that people smoking marijuana are skinnier.
Start smoking, and lose weight!
The American Journal of Medicine Study confirmed that, people who smoke marijuana exhibited lower levels of insulin and also had a better carbohydrate metabolism. These two factors are very important for lowering the chances of Diabetes. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, found a relation between type 2 diabetes and weeds. They say that the active ingredient in weeds, or THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) helps the body maintain insulin level. They say that, smoking weed grows up a resistance in the body, which fights against blood pressure.
Marijuana and Cannabis helps free your mind from stress and depression and helps to concentrate in certain things. As we discussed earlier, it makes the brain cell work faster and enables the smoker to work more attentively. A study published by the SUNY Albany found that, the depressive syndrome is less in people who smoke marijuana and cannabis daily or occasionally, than people who never smoked.
It is also a common belief that when you get high after smoking marijuana, depression is not a thing which you experience. It is used to free your mind, and takes away all the stress and depression.
Though, it has been long known that, Marijuana is of great help in Cancer patients, a recent study in 2012, revealed that Marijuana can also help patients with aggressive cancer. But, the 2012 study was not the first one of its kind. Because, there was a similar study in U.K years ago, where scientists successfully killed leukemia cancer cells with the usage of cannabis. According to the scientists at the Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, some of the compounds in marijuana actually stops the growth of the gene, and hence stops cancer. Though, this is still to be proved in actual sense, it has already been proved that, cannabis helps patients while they are taking chemotherapy.
Though these tests were conducted on a smaller basis, if these experiments prove correct, then Marijuana has a bright future ahead!
AIDS or the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, is a deadly disease and cannot be cured. Recently, in a study conducted on Monkeys, it has been proved that THC or the Tetrahydrocannabinol in weeds, helps to stop the spread of HIV AIDS in monkeys. Though, this test hasn’t been conducted on Humans, but since it has been tested on Monkeys it holds a great prospect for the treatment of AIDS in Human. In the experiment, the monkeys were given high concentration of THC and they showed a higher percentage of healthy cells than the others.
Since, monkeys are considered closest to humans among other animals, these tests conducted on the Monkey holds a great future for Marijuana in the treatment of AIDS.
Migraines can stop your day to day work, with the excruciating pain it imparts. You will be amazed to know, that Marijuana can help you with migraines. A puff a day, will keep your migraine away. As we discussed earlier, that Marijuana has an anti-inflammatory property which actually helps a lot in migraine pain. Doctors say that it works several hundred times more than normal aspirin tablets. In California, people with Migraines are treated with medicinal cannabis. Not only migraines, medicinal marijuana is also helped for people with rheumatoid arthritis and sclerosis.
1.Alzheimers and Neurological Diseases
Alzheimer Disease or Parkinson Disease is a severe progressive disease that destroys memory and other mental functions like stimulation and other things. Though Alzheimer is not limited to older people, statistic say that approximately 11% of the total population of the Earth has Alzheimer disease. There are no known solutions or treatment for Alzheimer disease until in 2006, a study published by the Journal of Molecular Pharmaceutics concluded that THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol has the capability to block an enzyme called the Amyloid Plaque, which is responsible for killing the brain cell of patients affected with Alzheimer. Therefore, a possible solution for Alzheimer can be Marijuana.
If you were one of them who hated marijuana for the bad effects it imparts to the Human body, these reasons will make you love marijuana. So, smoke up and stay high!
“I think people need to be educated to the fact that marijuana is not a drug. Marijuana is an herb and a flower. God put it here. If He put it here and He wants it to grow, what gives the government the right to say that God is wrong?”