We have been there. Cannabis is getting a lot of bad rep. Yet, we fail to understand the benefits one can get from using cannabis. Several states in the United States are now looking at cannabis in a different way. In fact, there was a medical expert who changed his opinion about cannabis. Whether it is being used for recreational or not, there is a prevailing belief that cannabis should be made available for people as a drug.
There could be an overstatement of the benefits by advocates of the legalization of marijuana, it is important to help people gain access to potential cure for certain diseases. By opening up access to the drug, it enables experts to further enhance the understanding of cannabis’ medical uses and better grasp how this drug impact the body’s health.
Business Insider said even if we yet to fully understand cannabis, we still have some idea what it can do to our bodies and promote better health. Here are some health benefits one can get from cannabis.
You might think, people who use marijuana may indulge in food. However, studies show people using cannabis may less likely to become obese. A study published in the journal Obesity said regular users of cannabis may be less likely to turn obese compared to non-users.
Researchers from the Conference of Quebec University Health Centers took a look at 700 adults within the age range of 18 to 74. Adults who used cannabis tend to have low body mass index (BMI).
People with low BMI are will have less risk in developing type 2 diabetes.
Better for lungs
If smoking tobacco is bad for your lungs, smoking cannabis may turn out to be the opposite. People who smoke cannabis have been found to have better or improved lung function compared to tobacco cigarette smokers and people who never smoked at all in their life.
A research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association the drags taken by smokers of cannabis could actually exercising the lungs and make them a bit more efficient.
Along with the synesthesia, it was found people who smoke cannabis may be more creative—at least in language skills.
A study in 2012 published in Consciousness and Cognition revealed people may be more creative if they smoke cannabis. Verbal fluency among low creatives are improved to the same level of high creatives after taking cannabis.
Improved athletic performance
If you are an athlete, better look at cannabis. A small study showed a person who took cannabis performed better on the treadmill and felt less sore after a workout.
It seems, cannabis has an anti-inflammatory effect, which may help solve a wide range of health conditions. This is something that has made medical marijuana important especially to cancer patients.
Speaking of cancer patients, cannabis could be a potent cancer cell killer. An official US government advice said cannabis may have shown great ability to kill cancer cells in a laboratory.
There is a long way to really find out how cannabis can help cancer patients, but the start augurs well.
The possibilities are endless with cannabis. Due to the illegal stature of the drug in most jurisdictions, it is harder to study it, let along obtain a sample. The best bet for the human race is to have the needed legislation to open up and push the interest of people into cannabis. Once it is done, the possibilities to know what cannabis can do and how it can change the game in terms of people who are suffering and get a better quality of life.