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Talking to your parents about weed can be pretty intimidating. Not to mention, awkward. While some of you have cool parents that approve of your love for ganja, others have to hide it from their mom and pop. If you’re ready to sit down and talk with them about the herb, then there are a couple of facts worth mentioning to help the conversation go smoothly. From improving athletic performance to helping you steer clear of alcohol, here are nine arguments to prove to your parents that weed is benefiting you.

1. Pot makes you thinner

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It turns out, pot-smokers are at lower risk for obesity.

2. Cannabis is safer than alcohol

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Cannabis is 114 times less deadly than alcohol.

3. If you smoke weed, you’re less likely to become addicted to harder drugs

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According to this study, smoking pot helps people get off opiates. In fact, opiate-related deaths have also dropped significantly in states where the herb is legal.

4. Cannabis kills cancer cells

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While the herb cannot prevent the disease altogether, it can shrink cancer cells. And that’s straight from the U.S. government’s mouth.

5. Ganja makes you a better athlete

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If you play sports, your parents will be pleased to know that cannabis can improve athletic performance and recovery. For example, Nick and Nate Diaz are two of the best UFC fighters around. And they both happen to smoke weed.

6. Pot enhances creativity

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While conducting a study in 2012, researchers discovered that cannabis increased verbal fluency in low creatives to the same level as that of high creatives.

7. Unlike cigarettes, weed isn’t bad for your lungs

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The Journal of the American Medical Association says that weed-smokers may actually train their lungs to be more efficient if they take big hits.

8. Your love for cannabis could land you a job

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From budtending to growing, the cannabis industry is full of job opportunities.

9. No one has ever died from smoking the ganja

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Not a single soul has ever gone to their grave because of weed. You can prove it to your parents by sharing this study, which used Swedish army conscripts to reveal that pot-smokers aren’t at an increased risk of death.

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Brittney Sanger

Writer at HERB
I am a free spirit located in a small college town. Most of the time I am busy working towards my degree in Healthcare Management. During my spare time, I enjoy writing, reading, shopping, music and board games. Most of all, I like Cannabis. I am a firm believer in Cannabis and the good it does for people. Marijuana is my motivator, my medicine for when I'm sick, and my most favored pick-me-up. Meeting and connecting with other Cannabis lovers is a passion of mine. It's a nice feeling to know that so many people feel the same way I do on the subject.
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