Weed is being categorized as a forbidden substance in many states, when as a matter of fact it has countless positive effects. Other than numbing pain and relaxing, weed has many more advantages, making it a medicine to many conditions, and therefore many people are calling for its legalization. In the meantime, check out it’s advantages, including why it will help with heroin rehab:
1. Smoking Weed Reduces Risks Of Obesity
You might not think it after seeing a munch-struck stoner consume an entire KFC family bucket in one go, but actually, 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.,
2. It May Kill Cancer
In what could be a key 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 not enough evidence to recommend that patients inhale or ingest Cannabis as a treatment for cancer-related symptoms or side effects of cancer therapy.’
3. It Can Enhance Lung Function
Smoking weed isn’t actually that bad for your lungs, and smokers actually have improved lung function when compared to both cigarette smokers – and people who have never smoked either.
The researchers, writing in the Journal of the American Medical Association, say that the big drags taken by weed smokers may actually ‘train’ lungs to be more efficient.
4. 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 and 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 normally 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.’
5. 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.’ researchers said. ‘Cannabis increased verbal fluency in low creatives to the same level as that of high creatives.’
6. It’s Way Safer Than Alcohol
Cannabis could actually be the safest drug out there, after a study conducted at Scientific Reports on the effects of alcohol, heroin, cocaine, tobacco, ecstasy, crystal meth and cannabis found it is actually 114 times less deadly than alcohol.
7. It Can Help You Give Up Heroin
Researchers at Columbia University found out that patients undergoing treatment for opiate addiction and smoked weed were more able to sleep, less anxious, and more likely to complete their course.