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Although many people are aware of the personal benefits gained from smoking weed, there are actually quite a few points to consider (a lot of which are scientifically backed) that may turn you onto the habit even more. For any ladies who aren’t too fond of the pastime, perhaps this list will convince you otherwise.

 5 Reasons Women Should Smoke More Cannabis

5 Reasons Why Women Should Smoke Weed

By The Stoner's Cookbook

While many people view smoking pot as a pastime, there are actually quite a few scientifically supported reasons you should pick up the habit, especially for all the ladies, inspired by [High Times](http://www.hightimes.com/read/women-and-weed-7-more-reasons-smoke-right-now).

  • 1. Marijuana May Help Regulate Weight

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    A nationally representative survey sampling 4600 participants showed that marijuana users had a noticeably smaller waist circumference than those who had never used weed before.

  • 2. Marijuana May Help Fight Osteoarthritis

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    While there isn't currently an effective drug at managing the progression of osteoarthritis (which women are more prone to), cannabinoids found in marijuana have been shown to have analgesic effects.

  • 3. Marijuana Helps Fight Brain Ageing

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Studies have shown that cannabinoids act as neuron protecting regulators on a molecular scale, which is a component to combating brain ageing.

  • 4. Marijuana Helps You Get Creative

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    While there may not be hard science backing up this point, it should come as no surprise that some of the greatest artists and musicians were avid pot smokers, and at their creative best when baked.

  • 5. Marijuana Is a Great Alternative to Alcohol

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    If you're chasing after a state of euphoria and relaxation, marijuana is the best alternative to alcohol, which can leave you with a nasty hangover and all the associated physical repercussions.

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