3 Interesting Ways How Cannabis Helps With Health Issues

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(Newswire.net — September 16, 2021) — Cannabis is a plant with a lot of controversy behind it, with strong supporters and equally strong opponents. However, in recent years there has been a more significant push for the legalization of medical cannabis-based on scientific evidence that suggests its benefits for certain conditions like epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. Despite this, there is still some resistance to the idea of legalizing marijuana and skeptics claim it doesn’t help at all; however, this article will prove them wrong. Irrespective of the critics surrounding cannabis Sativa, most developed countries have legalized it, including Canada, Australia, the United States of America, and many countries in the European Union.

It is also known that cannabis users are generally less violent than those who consume alcohol. So here are three compelling reasons why cannabis helps lower self-levels.

1) Cannabis can help overcome social anxiety and severe pain

Social Anxiety Disorder or SAD is a mental disorder where the person suffers from an intense fear of being judged by others or acting in a manner that may cause embarrassment. The symptoms of this disease include excessive sweating, nausea, tunnel vision, and others. There have been studies conducted on both animals and humans that proved that using cannabis was able to significantly reduce stress, thus allowing the user to act naturally in the given situation.

On the other hand, chronic pain is usually persistent or recurrent without any respite from the usual medications. Studies conducted on lab rats proved that using cannabinoids present in marijuana reduces neuropathic and inflammatory types of pain. The same effects have also been observed on humans suffering from various pains who were asked to smoke marijuana for almost five days a month. It was observed during these studies that, unlike other drugs, there were no side effects caused by using medical marijuana. In fact, it has been found to be useful even for those who are suffering from intense pain after an accident.

2) Cannabis helps beat depression and sleep issues

Depression is characterized by profound sadness, loss of interest or pleasure in commonly enjoyed activities, fatigue, change in appetite, among others. This disease affects 350 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. It has been found that using cannabis significantly reduced cortisol levels which are otherwise increased during stress and depression, leading to poor mental health.

Good sleep is essential for a healthy lifestyle, and cannabis helps achieve that. This is because cannabis contains certain chemicals including CBD, effective in treating sleep issues like insomnia.

3) THC binds to receptors in the brain that reduce your heart rate and blood pressure

Cardiovascular-related diseases and high blood pressure pose severe threats to the human race all over the world. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated that almost 33% of Americans suffer from high blood pressure.

Numerous studies have been conducted on patients with cardiovascular diseases and those suffering from hypertension who were asked to smoke marijuana daily for a certain period. It was found during these studies that THC present in cannabis helps reduce heart rate as well as blood pressure. In fact, out of a sample size of approximately 5000 participants, it was found that smoking weed every day for one month could reduce a person’s risk of a heart attack by four times! 

From these reasons, it is clear that cannabis has many medical benefits, which prove that it should be legalized worldwide. Therefore if your doctor prescribes cannabis to lower your hypertension, anxiety, chronic pain, and depression, hesitate not.