Health Benefits of Weed

April 20 is celebrated as unofficial holiday of weed. Ever since the discovery of Marijuana, it has been a hotly debated topic. While a majority believe it to be the drug that destroys your body, there are a considerate amount who think that Marijuana is safer than alcohol and should be legalized worldwide. There are a few cities in the world where growing weed as well as its intake is legal. Below are some of the health benefits of consuming Cannabis.

  • Depression
    A research conducted in 2005 concluded that people who consumed Marijuana occasionally or even daily were found to have very lower levels of depression as compared to those who had never tried Marijuana in their lives.
  • Cancer
    A study in 2012 found out that Marijuana could actually help in curing cancer. Marijuana was found to kill cancer cells by cutting of the gene that spreads cancer.
  • Alzheimer’s disease
    Molecular Pharmaceutics in 2006 published a study that pointed out Marijuana’s role in containing Alzheimer’s disease. It specifically blocks an Enzyme that is responsible for killing the brain cells.
  • Arthritis
    Marijuana is a proven potent pain killer and helps relieve arthritis pain. Consuming Marijuana helped patients to experience less pain and inflammation of the joints.
  • Creativity
    Now this is not a health benefit as such but Marijuana is known to help artists the world over to produce some of their greatest works.
  • Bipolar Disorder
    Marijuana has been found effective in Bipolar disorder patients.
  • Migraines
    Marijuana has anti-inflammatory properties that can help in relieving migraines. Many doctors have treated a lot of migraine case with medical Marijuana.
  • Weight Loss
    Studies have shown that people smoking weed are known to be skinner than people who have never tried Marijuana. Although this is debatable however there have been cases where people consuming Marijuana have lost weight rapidly.
  • Diabetes
    Scientists have found out that Marijuana contains Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which can help the body take in insulin. Smokers of Marijuana had lower percentage of insulin resistance than others who did not smoke weed.
  • Glaucoma
    Consuming Marijuana can help in preventing blindness caused by Glaucoma. Marijuana helped to decrease the pressure inside the eyes.

There is no denying the fact that Marijuana has some medicinal properties but whether it should be legalized or not still remains a debatable topic.

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