The topic of cannabis around the world can be a touchy one, as there are still many places where use of marijuana is illegal. However, in many areas of the U.S. and in countries such as The Netherlands, cannabis is legal for both medical and recreational use, allowing us to get to know this drug a little bit better and find out more about the potential benefits that it can have on our health. So far, cannabis has been credited with helping many patients to overcome cancer, however, that’s not the only health benefit that it offers. The others include:
Mental Health Problems:
Although scientists and psychologists believed for years that smoking cannabis leads to mental health problems, researchers today are suggesting quite the opposite – actually it could lead to mental health improvements when prescribed in a medical setting. Although the results cannot be guaranteed for anybody smoking weed recreationally or even illegally, so far there are some promising prospects when it comes to using marijuana to help manage issues such as anxiety.
If you’re finding it hard to get to sleep at night, then all it will take is one of the cheapest bongs that you can find, as once you’ve lit up and had a smoke you’ll soon be drifting off into dream world. Cannabis is well-known for its ability to cause people to feel more tired and drowsy, however, if you’re hoping to use cannabis (legally, of course!) for this reason, then you will need to make sure that you get the correct strain. Sativa strains tend to be more stimulating, whereas indica strains are the best if you’re hoping for a good night’s sleep.
CBD, the non-psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, is a natural pain reliever and legal to use in most parts of the world. That means that even if you’re currently living in a country or U.S. state where smoking cannabis is against the law, you can still obtain and use CBD oil completely legally. The oil is usually inhaled using a vaporiser, however, you can also use it in a variety of different ways, with certain oils that you can apply to the skin.
Slow Down Cancer:
There’s no need to wait until you are diagnosed with this dreadful disease to start using cannabis to fend it off. According to the American Association for Cancer Research, smoking marijuana or consuming edibles actually works to slow down tumour growth in areas such as the brain, lungs, or the breasts.
THC, the active (and often illegal, so make sure that you check first!) ingredient in cannabis, has been shown to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a 2006 study at the Scripps Research Institute. THC helps to slow the formation of amyloid plaques, which potentially lead to Alzheimer’s disease, by blocking the enzymes that make them in the brain.
Cannabis may still be illegal in many parts of the world, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have health benefits!