We at HERB recognize the wonders of medical cannabis and the benefits it can have on its patients. But there are a lot of aspects of medical cannabis that fly under the radar to the general populous. If these benefits may be somewhat familiar to you and for more information, we definitely have you covered. Simply follow the links on the key topics for a more in-depth and detailed article.
1. It reduces suicide rates
Studies have shown that the time period following the legalization of medical cannabis has shown an almost 5% decrease in the total suicide rate. Even better, males aged 20-29 displayed an 11% decrease in suicide, meaning that cannabis can help youth recover from suicidal tendencies and mindsets.
2. It can fuel brain cell growth
Cannabis has been shown in recent studies to facilitate the growth of new cells in the hippocampus section of the brain. This component of the brain is responsible for memory and emotion processing. So next time traditionalists in your life criticize the use of cannabis, you’ve got proof that it doesn’t make you stupid. It can do the opposite!
3. Cancer’s worst enemy
We just recently did an article on the details of how cannabis oil destroys cancer cells, and the evidence is quite astounding. It all comes down to the immune system and its susceptibility to cannabis oil. Not only does it help to rid the body of cancer cells, but it is the perfect medication for patients going through chemotherapy.
Nausea, pain, and depression can be treated will heavy doses of certain cannabis strains.
4. No evidence of significant lung damage
Although many people assume that any type of smoke is detrimental to your lung health, cannabis is actually quite different from tobacco in terms of its combustion and effects on the lungs. Studies have shown that even with heavy use, lung health is hardly affected by cannabis smoke. This is quite the contrast when comparing to cigarettes, the biggest influencer to lung cancer.
5. You can claim it on your taxes
In regions of the US where medical cannabis is legal, the majority of patients still pay for their medicine directly out of pocket. If you get your medical cannabis from a government approved vendor, then you can legally right off your expenses as a health cost.
6. It’s a historical plant
Medical cannabis has been used around the world for a huge variety of different medical ailments, for thousands of years. The first recorded use of cannabis as a healing drug was in 2737 BC.
7. Different strains / different effects
If you are unfamiliar with the dispensary and cannabis purchasing culture, then you could have assumed that all strains are the same. But the 2 main species of cannabis, sativa and indica, can produce wildly different effects on the patient. Depending on the medical condition, you can do quite a bit of research to pinpoint the perfect strain for whatever you are suffering from.
What is your favorite aspect of medical cannabis? Do you have a favorite strain that alleviates most of your conditions? Let us know on social media or in the comments below!