The chances are that you are here because you love Marijuana. Or maybe you are just curious about it. As you probably may already know, the United States is in the midst of some major transition towards marijuana friendly policies, after years of criminalizing and demonization it. This is great news for those of us who see weed as a medicine with numerous other benefits.
Marijuana has long proven to be effective in treating a myriad of mental and physical diseases- everything from insomnia, anxiety to chronic pain and cancer. Some sources have even gone further to call it “medical miracle.” Here are just but some of the incredible benefits of marijuana.
1. Treatment of Glaucoma
If you are one of the millions of people who have been suffering from glaucoma, then smoking marijuana can help you relieve pressure on your eyes and get the best eyesight. Glaucoma is a serious disease if not treated early in advance may lead to blindness. It injures optic nerves that later results in lo loss of vision. According to the National Eye Institute, weed can lower the pressure that is inside the eye hence treating glaucoma.
Marijuana can serve to be of a great benefit to your health when used to reduce the pain of migraines, arthritis, and Rheumatoid. Also, when those people who suffer from HIV, alcoholism, amputation, and spinal surgery are under marijuana treatment, it helps them lessen their pain. Research has shown that pot is ten times more effective in pain relieving compared to aspirin.
3. It is Used to Stimulate Appetite
People who have got a lower appetite can use pot to stimulate it. Research has shown that individuals who smoke weed are known to be slimmer on average than those who don’t. As much as marijuana smokers consume a lot of calories, they tend to have a better reaction to sugar and a better metabolism.
4. Manage Epilepsy Seizures
Smoking marijuana can help people who suffer from epileptic disorders or seizures get a relief and relaxation. According to a recently done research the use of marijuana could help in managing epileptic seizure. The researcher gave marijuana to epileptic rats; the rats stopped the seizure in a period of 10 hours. Marijuana controls the cells in the brain that causes seizure and brings a relaxation effect.
5. It Reduce Depression
Depression is one of the least talked about disease globally. Research shows that marijuana can be of great help when it comes to treating depression. It has some compounds that assist in stabilizing mood hence ease depression.
6. It Helps Anxiety
It is true that marijuana has helped many people to be able to alleviate anxiety disorders. However, high doses can create anxiety, but there are ways to avoid that.
7. Prevents Spread of Cancer
Among the significant benefits that everybody has been talking about is the ability of marijuana to prevent the spread of cancerous cells. There is a chemical present in it that has been proven to inhibit the growth of cancer cells. It does not get much more substantial than that.
8. Provides a Safer Alternative to Alcohol and Drugs
Marijuana can be harmful if you irresponsibly use it but compared to alcohol and other drugs, it is nowhere near destructive. With wider availability, marijuana can become a substance of choice and help to save a lot of life in the process.
9. Helps in Eliminating Nightmares
This might be a complicated health benefit because to some extent it involves effects that can be both negative and negative. Weed helps in interrupting an individual’s sleep cycles by interrupting the later stages of the REM sleep. It’s a good method to disrupt sleep cycle, however, in the long run, it might be hard for the individual to get back to the normal cycle of sleeping. However, for individuals who are suffering from severe nightmares especially those that are associated with PTSD can be of great help. By interrupting the sleep cycle, you might help in preventing those dreams from occurring.
There you have it; those are just but a few of many marijuana benefits available. However, marijuana has it’s both pros and cons. Just like anything else, it can be abused. If you use marijuana the way it is supposed to, be sure to enjoy a lot of benefits that comes with it