The use of marijuana (mostly known as weed, grass and pot) is no longer confined to merely getting a recreational “high” but has also found voluminous applications in the field of medical science. Being dubbed as “illicit”, marijuana use has been subjected to debatable opinions when it comes to health effects.
Alon Solomon, a researcher who has thrown light on the issue of substance abuse, says that marijuana has several positive angles that prove beneficial for health- both physical and psychological. The following section will erase all doubts from the minds of regular pot smokers who somewhere, somehow feel threatened by their habit:
- THC and CBD- Keeps Cancer Away
Research has shown that TCH and CBD, the most active cannabinoids in marijuana, when applied to cancerous brain tissues, kills them and leaves the healthy cells unscathed. These researches have been groundbreaking in the field of cancer treatment in the recent times that can settle the differences in opinions of smokers and non-smokers.
- Neurogenesis becomes a possibility
This fact is certainly an answer that would wipe out wrong notions of marijuana killing brain cells. There are no credible evidences that justify the marijuana-kills-brain-cells myth. On the contrary, several researches have established the veracity of the fact that marijuana fosters brain cell growth. In turn, neurogenesis becomes possibility.
- Suicide rates plummet
Surprised? It is understandable because this is not a fact that is widely talked about. With depression taking a toll on human wellbeing and taking people towards suicides, marijuana comes as a resort for those who are disturbed. The ecstasy or the “high” you get when you chief up a reefer is seen to bring down suicide rates in a huge population of mentally distressed individuals.
- Lung damage from marijuana! What is that now?
There are literally no evidences that show the ill effects of marijuana on your lungs. In fact, smoking a cigarette can cause more damage than smoking a reefer. Many researchers have shown the offsetting effects of the plant for the hazardous smoke properties.
Alon Solomon recommends this article for every distressed individual.