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5 Best Things about Marijuana
Pot, cannabis, weed, whatever you call it, you cannot change the fact that marijuana is a
psychoactive substance. This means it has the power to change the brain’s function, alter mind
condition, mood, and even consciousness. As wild as it seems, it is the most commonly used
illegal drug in America.
Washington, D.C and 28 other states have legalized medical marijuana. At present, there are ongoing scientific researches and debates regarding marijuana’s safety and efficacy. Nevertheless,
when used in moderation, marijuana has various benefits. Most of its benefits are related in the
medical field, as listed below:
1. Pain reliever
A Canadian team has found out that three puffs of marijuana in a day can help relieve nerve pain
due to injury or surgery. In the study, those who received the highest dose of 9.4% said it
provided the most pain relief. In UK, Cannabis is proven to be a better painkiller than
conventional treatments. Patients who suffer from multiple sclerosis and nerve injuries described
using cannabis as a “miraculous” and “extraordinary” experience, as if they had been given back
their lives. Cannabis is also seen as a safer alternative to narcotic painkillers.
2. Fight/ Treat Cancer
A study suggests that marijuana can help treat blood cancer. In addition, there are studies that
suggest that it can treat other forms of cancer, including liver and throat cancer.
Contrary to popular belief, it is a myth that marijuana can cause cancer. Even if marijuana smoke
contains carcinogens, just like tobacco smoke, 2006 UCLA study concluded that it does not lead
to cancer. The study further suggests that it may have a “protective effect”. Even so, the cancer
risk here comes from smoking marijuana, and if you are still scared of the cancer-risk from
marijuana, there are other ways to consume it aside from smoking.
3. Ease pet suffocation
Yes, you read that right! According to a 2013 study from the Journal of the American Veterinary
Medical Association, pet owners have been using marijuana to help their suffocating cats and
dogs. Most of the animals can feel the effect of pots within a few hours. This just shows that
marijuana is not just a good thing for humans, but also for our four-legged pals. Although just
like humans, this can also be dangerous to them when taken in large quantities.
4. Promote creativity
This is your time to break free. A 2011 study by Schafer and colleagues suggests that using
marijuana as a recreational drug allows you to alter your current state of mind and break free
from your ordinary thinking and associations. So the next time you feel like there isn’t enough
creative juice left on your brain, you might consider using marijuana.
5. Rope or Fabric
You might be surprised, marijuana is not just for medical and recreational purposes. The fibers
from a marijuana plant can be used as a rope. In fact, archaeologists discovered in 2012 that the
ancient people used hemp ropes in order to move the Easter Island’s statues.