Marijuana Health Benefits: Top Facts of this Amazing Drug

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There is a plethora of marijuana health benefits. While marijuana has been on the list of controlled substances around the country for decades, many states have recently legalized the use of cannabis for recreational purposes. Medical marijuana has been legal in many states for a long time now. Substance abuse remains a concern and that is why everyone exploring marijuana vaporizers should exercise restraint. However, there are much fewer side effects of abusing marijuana compared to smoking cigarettes and alcohol consumption. There are no benefits of smoking tobacco or consuming alcohol. Marijuana has several health benefits.

 

A Brief History of Marijuana

Marijuana has been used across civilizations for almost five thousand years now. One of the earliest documented evidences of cannabis being used for recreational and medicinal purposes dates back to China, sometime around 2700 BC. Cannabis was used to treat rheumatism, malaria and gout. It was a remedy for absentmindedness. According to most experts, the use of marijuana spread across the Himalayas, to India and subsequently to the Middle East, eventually North Africa before making its way to Europe sometime around 500 AD. There is a revered Hindu god in India and worshiped by hundreds of millions across many parts of Asia who is known to have been a connoisseur of cannabis. There are idols depicting him in various poses while smoking marijuana.

In the modern medical context, marijuana has been used to alleviate pain, to provide relief from nausea and in various therapies to offer comfort from a myriad of health ailments. Through the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, marijuana has been equally popular as a recreational drug and as a medicinal drug. There have been extensive studies to test the effects of two active chemicals found in marijuana, called CDB or cannabidiol and THC or tertrahydrocannabinol. In the last thirty odd years, major institutions including universities and the likes of Harvard Medical School have studied the various marijuana health benefits and have substantiated most of them with scientific facts.

 

Marijuana Health Benefits

Before we get into the actual health benefits of using marijuana vaporizers from the medical perspective, we must highlight a few nonmedical but important facts. Weed vaporizers can help smokers to quit tobacco. Smoking tobacco has several known and proven hazards, none of which are applicable to cannabis vaporization for chronic pain or other purposes. Smoking pot or rolling a joint still has some carcinogens since you would be burning the cannabis. Vape pens or wax pens don’t have this problem since you are effectively vaporizing cannabis, not burning it. Herb vaping can also help people to quit alcohol. If not quit, people can regulate their consumption of alcohol. This is especially important in case of alcoholics. Many people who have been addicted to dangerous drugs such as heroin and cocaine have been able to contain their urges and hence addiction by switching to herb vaping. These may not be medical properties or medicinal uses but they are serious health benefits of marijuana.

Cannabis can prevent the growth and spread of cancer cells. It can regulate the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and even prevent the onset of the disease among ageing people and cure glaucoma. Cannabis vaporization for chronic pain is one of the most common reasons why most people try marijuana vaporizers. You can get substantial relief from pain caused by arthritis, concussion and other conditions. You can get relief from anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder and other psychological conditions. Cannabis can offer relief from epileptic seizures, multiple sclerosis, symptoms of Parkinson’s and Crohn’s diseases, Dravet’s Syndrome and side effects of Hepatitis C treatments.

Moderate use of marijuana vaporizers can stimulate activities in the brain. People who suffer a stroke are recommended cannabis to protect the brain and to help in recovery. Cannabis can help insomniac people to get restful sleep. It can avert recurring nightmares too. Using vape pens or wax pens can regulate sudden increases and decreases in blood pressure as cannabis can help alleviate anxiety and hypertension. Marijuana is used in many preventive and recuperative therapies. As more studies are undertaken and more people can freely consume cannabis by vaporizing it, we will find out more about the known and yet to be discovered health benefits of marijuana. Cannabis has been used by humans for thousands of years, not without reason.