Well, mostly because unlike beer and unfiltered Camels, there are actually positive effects of smoking weed that lots of smokers (and scientists) are interested in.
What Are The Benefits Of Smoking Weed?
While smoking weed isn’t exactly the same as taking vitamins, marijuana (and specifically the compounds THC and CBD which stand for tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabinol respectively) may offer health benefits for a variety of diseases and disorders.
Let’s start with the big ones. There are many potential medical benefits to consuming cannabis. According to Business Insider, smoking weed is said to help reduce the blindness and pain associated with glaucoma, it may help slow the spread of cancer, and it could even benefit people who are going through chemotherapy by assisting them in maintaining their appetites and reducing pain. It’s a low-cost solution that may be able to help thousands of people who suffer from these conditions alone. Add to this that marijuana may be a cheap way to help those who suffer from anxiety, that it can reduce and prevent several types of seizure, and that it is possible that smoking weed could slow down Alzheimer’s disease along with easing the pain of multiple sclerosis, and it’s a wonder we don’t already have it covered under Obamacare.
Along with being used to potentially treat diseases, though, smoking weed has some other benefits. There is research, for example, that says marijuana use can help you get your creative juices flowing to come up with new and radical ideas. It also appears to increase users’ metabolisms, which will keep them skinny despite an increase in appetite (and, we assume, eating more). Not only that, but marijuana is safer than alcohol for users (certainly by the death toll numbers), and it’s been argued that weed is a good alternative to smoking tobacco (though research continues to dig into this question). The reality is smoking is still putting things into your lungs which isn’t ideal. However, there are alternative ways consume cannabis.
Is That Enough?
With all of the benefits listed here (and that is nowhere near all of the potential uses for marijuana in general, and for chemicals like THC specifically) why would we keep putting up Wanted posters to lock up marijuana? We should be offering it a lab coat, and getting to work.
Wondering where to buy marijuana? If you’re in a state where it’s legal, simply find a dispensary.
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