While this may sound a bit controversial, but you don’t actually need to be a medicinal marijuana user to know that cannabis can have a positive impact on your life. It’s true really!
With the legalization of recreational and medicinal cannabis becoming more and more common all over the world, more and more researchers, doctors and scientists are looking into the perceived benefits and usages of weed. And let us tell you right here and now that the results have been very promising indeed!
This is in fact a great success for marijuana enthusiasts all over the world. For a long time, research on cannabis was strictly prohibited. So you can feel our excitement when the scientific community finally proves what we have been saying all along.
So what does this research prove? Can cannabis really help improve our lives? How does it impact us?
They are all good questions, and ones we will be covering in great detail. So stick around to find out about the 5 easy ways cannabis can help improve living.
Before we begin
If you are new to cannabis, and are doing your research before trying a strain, there are a few things you need to know first.
You’ve probably already heard the words relaxing, stimulating, and psychoactive being used to describe the effects of marijuana. While it’s true that smoking weed can be all of these things, it’s important to know where these effects come from.
The cannabis flower contains numerous compounds and chemicals, which are more commonly referred to as cannabinoids. However the two most famous and most important ones are Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD). Both of them have different genetics and effects, and it is important to explore both of them in detail, especially if you’re new to the weed game.
Put simply, THC is the more psychoactive and intoxicating compound, and produces the “stoned” effects. On the other hand, CBD isn’t intoxicating, and instead has more pain management and other medicinal benefits.
Now that we got this clear, let’s look at how cannabis can help improve living. So without any further ado, let’s get right down to it.
1. Relieves pain and aches
This is something that nearly everyone knows. In fact, pain management is one of the oldest known facts about his magical flowers, and people were using weed for pain management (and possibly to treat other conditions as well) more than 2500 years ago.
Yup, you read that right. In fact, the CBD found in the cannabis flower was commonly used to create highly effective medicines up until the 1970s, when the US government enacted Cannabis prohibition and criminalization.
Luckily, with legalization, research has proven that cannabis is in fact quite effective at treating many different types of pains, aches, sores and inflammations. In fact, it can often be more effective than the many orthopedic, over the counter drugs we frequently purchase. From headaches, to chronic body spasms and shocks of pain caused by chemotherapy, the right strain can be quite effective at relieving pain and inflammations.
2. Increases energy levels
Another reason why cannabis is so famous, especially amongst young students and blue and white collar workers, is because several strains can provide you with the burst of energy they need to study for their exams or finish particularly challenging tasks.
But that’s not all, since along with this increase in energy also sometimes comes such a burst in motivation, creativity, and confidence which you simply cannot explain. Most people also report an increase in their ability to focus and concentrate, which truly throws the world into a new and more interesting light.
Most of these effects are related to CBD, one of the two most important active compounds found in the cannabis plant and one which science has proven acts as a “wake promoting agent”.
Some of the best energizing strains present in the market include Super Lemon Haze, Jack Herer, and Green Crack.
3. Provides deeper and better sleep
Not getting enough sleep is a big problem, and one which could lead on to several mental and physical health issues in the long term. These include cardiovascular diseases, anxiety, depression, stress, short temper, obesity, diabetes, and even a lower sex drive.
So if you think that you suffer from insomnia, have tried nearly everything else (including not using your phone late into the night), and are tired of counting sheep, why not give marijuana a try?
There are numerous reasons why cannabis can help you sleep. A good quality, high THC, indica dominant strain is sure to relax your muscles, soothe any aching joints, and redirect your thinking as well. Though if you are new to weed, it’s best to experiment with smaller doses first, and work your way up from there.
4. It nourishes you
Just like vitamins, when taken in small quantities, cannabis has an overall positive and nourishing effect on the human body. Semi-infrequent doses of weed can stimulate your body to produce greater amounts of it’s own endocannabinoids.
Endocannabinoid is a chemical which helps your body strengthen it’s cells by getting rid of the bad and healing damaged ones. Not only does this result in an improved immune system and metabolism, this also helps treat insomnia and a loss of appetite.
5. It puts a smile on your face
We saved the best for last. In fact, in 2020, this is perhaps the biggest reason why so many people started smoking weed. To escape, even for a small moment, from the anxieties and problems which covid-19 has brought upon us all.
Marijuana is able to literally flood our brain with happy chemicals, including dopamine, serotonin and endorphins. These chemicals are used by your brain cells and make you feel happier and more relaxed. In fact, some strains are guaranteed to leave you giggling uncontrollably. These include the Strawberry Cheesecake and the Platinum Girl Scout Cookies strains.