Weed is categorized as a forbidden substance in many states. Most harmless a matter of fact, it has countless benefits. Other than numbing pain and relaxing, weed has many more advantages, making it a medicine to many conditions. Therefore, many people are calling for its legalization. In the meantime, check out its benefits, including why it could help with heroin rehab.

“Marijuana is quite possibly the finest of intoxicants. It has been scientifically proven, for decades, to be much less harmful to the body than alcohol when used on a regular basis (Google “Science”).”  – Nick Offerman

Smoking Weed Reduces the Risk of Obesity

You might not think it after seeing a munch-struck stoner consume an entire KFC family bucket in one go. However, a recent study found that regular cannabis users tend to have low body mass index scores, which means they were less likely to be obese than non-smokers.,

It May Kill Cancer

In what could be a crucial moment for advocates of legal cannabis, the U.S. government has admitted that ‘Cannabis has been shown to kill cancer cells in the laboratory.’ but they still warn us,  “At this time, there is no enough evidence to recommend that patients inhale or ingest Cannabis as a treatment for cancer-related symptoms or side effects of cancer therapy.”

It Can Enhance Lung Function

Smoking weed isn’t that bad for your lungs. Smokers have improved lung function when compared to both cigarette smokers and people who have never smoked. Researchers, writing in the Journal of the American Medical Association, say that smoking weed may actually ‘train’ lungs to be more efficient.

It Can Help Athletes Performance

Gordy Megroz of Outside conducted his own study after noting the number of athletes who credit marijuana use for increased performance and recovery. He found that he performed better on the treadmill and was less sore after a heavy squat session. “I do a heavy squat session while high, which would generally leave me sore for two days, but I’m surprisingly fresh 24 hours later,” he wrote. “Even when not stoned, other aches and pains seem to dissipate, too.”

“Studies have shown that the drug has an anti-inflammatory effect, which is one reason why medical marijuana is so prevalent.”

It Can Increase Creativity

A 2012 study in Consciousness and Cognition found that marijuana made people more creative – at least in terms of how well they used language.

“One hundred and sixty cannabis users were tested on 1 day when sober and another day when intoxicated with cannabis. Cannabis increased verbal fluency in low creatives to the same level as that of high creatives.”

It’s Way Safer than Alcohol 

WeedCannabis could be the safest drug out there. A study conducted by Scientific Reports on the effects of alcohol, heroin, cocaine, tobacco, ecstasy, crystal meth and cannabis found weed to be 114 times less deadly than alcohol.

It Can Help You Give Up Heroin

Researchers at Columbia University figured out that weed-smoking patients undergoing treatment for opiate addiction weed were more able to sleep. They were also less anxious and more likely to complete their course.

“I don’t think [pot]is more dangerous than alcohol.”Barack Obama

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