Cannabis use is indeed quite controversial in the world. Its existence is also considered illegal and outlawed, but on the other hand, the plant possesses quite a lot of positive benefits.
However, even though its use is not always dangerous, marijuana can affect your body and mind anytime when it enters the body.
Cannabis comes from a plant called Cannabis Sativa. It has an active ingredient called THC, which makes you feel drunk or high. THC and other components in marijuana can also affect your body’s performance.
Most people smoke-dried marijuana leaves, flowers, stem, and seeds. However, cannabis can also be mixed into food (such as brownies, cookies, even traditional dishes), brewed as tea, or inhaled with a vaporizer in its marijuana oil extraction form.
Quoted from WebMD, marijuana or marijuana can be medicine if treated medically. Dustin Sulak, DO, is a doctor who researches and makes medical marijuana. Sulak recommended several types of marijuana for his patients and saw surprising results. Patients with chronic pain, sclerosis, and intestinal inflammation can feel the benefits of marijuana.
Researchers at Tel Aviv University found that marijuana could help heal broken bones, and make them stronger and faster. In the research found, cannabinoid cannabidiol – a chemical found in leaves and stems of marijuana, helps rats recover from broken bones, more effectively. This makes researchers believe that marijuana can encourage minerals and certain other elements into bone tissue to become stronger.
The American Heart Association, says ex-marijuana smoke has a big effect on blood vessels. Studies conducted in rats in the laboratory revealed that the arteries of mice that inhaled used marijuana smoke for one minute, resulting in shrinking of blood absorption ability for at least 90 minutes. Blood vessels of rats exposed to secondhand smoke recovered after 30 minutes. Although the effects of marijuana are temporary, the impact can be a long-term problem if exposure is out of control. The worst impact predicted is blockage and hardening of the arteries.
Even though the medical benefits are positively significant, but if you do not consume it properly and wisely, and also too much, you may experience the adverse effects for yourself. Not to mention, there has been no research on the long-term effects of cannabis use. So, if other drugs are more effective (and legal), it looks like you don’t have to switch to marijuana. Further studies are required so that marijuana production in massive scale can be internationally acceptable.