Most people believe that marijuana use is fatal to human life. This is why in most countries it is against the law to possess, sell or use it.
Yes, excessive use of Marijuana causes impaired learning, processing speed, and memory.
However, scientific studies have proven that Marijuana has numerous health benefits and is a cure for various ailments.
The following are proven health benefits if Marijuana.
1. Relieving discomfort caused by arthritis
According to research announced in 2011, Marijuana helps relieve discomfort and pain for individuals suffering from rheumatoid arthritis.
2. Metabolism improvement
Research findings indicate that marijuana helps improve metabolism and sugar digestion. High sugar levels in the body are directly correlated to increased weight and obesity cases.
3. Reducing negative side effects that are associated with hepatitis C treatment
Hepatitis C treatment process is harsh and makes most people terminating their treatment early.
The negative side effects include nausea, loss of appetite, fatigue, depression and muscle aches. Marijuana helps reduce these side effects, which can last for months, hence increasing treatment effectiveness.
Scientific research shows that after a tough task, Cannabis use helps in relaxation. Low doses of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) - the chemical contained in Marijuana – help in stress reduction. However, excessive use leads to increased anxiety.
5. Reducing painful symptoms of multiple sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis is a disease that is characterized by painful muscular contractions. Research has proved that Marijuana is effective in easing muscle pain.