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Surprising Benefits of Marijuana on our Health
Anti-marijuana activists probably think that people smoking joints are drug addicted psychopaths
wasting their lives for a thing they refer to as a “dangerous” drug. But is marijuana really that bad for
With lots of US states accepting the medical use of the plant, scientists are finally having the chance to
learn the benefits of marijuana for different kinds of medical conditions. And guess what? We’ve been
terribly misled by thinking marijuana is bad for our health. To shed some light on this, here are a few
marijuana health benefits and facts for your knowing.
Marijuana Improves Lung Function
According to a research study from the Journal of the American Medical Association, long-term use of
marijuana poses very little to no negative effects on the lungs as shown by men and women subjected
to the study over the course of 20 years. What’s even more surprising is that the study found significant
result pointing out that occasional marijuana use actually helped increase air flow rates in the lungs and
increase its capacity.
Smoking Marijuana Can Help with Weight Loss and Prevent Obesity
You may not believe this after experiencing munchies first hand, but consuming marijuana actually helps
with weight loss and prevents obesity. The study from the Journal of Obesity proved that regular
marijuana users are less likely to become obese compared to non-smokers.
The comprehensive study focused on 700 adults with ages ranging from 18 to 74 years old and has
found that marijuana users have lower BMI scores than non-users. People with low BMIs tend to be at
low risk for diabetes and other health issues.
Marijuana is Safer than Alcohol
Marijuana is a safe drug, even safer than tobacco and alcohol. There is no way you can have an overdose
from marijuana, unlike with alcohol which can be lethal. In fact, according to the study published in the
Journal of Scientific Reports, alcohol ranks as the deadliest substance followed by other drugs such as
heroin and cocaine. Out of all recreationally used drugs, cannabis was found as the least risky substance
outscoring alcohol roughly by 114 times.
Finally, the benefits of marijuana listed here are just some of the enormous benefits associated with the
herb. All credits go to all marijuana advocates and researchers who worked hard to bring forth a better
understanding and appreciation for this incredibly amazing herb.