The Benefits Of Marijuana

The Benefits Of Marijuana

People always question the use of weed, but have you ever considered how many states have legalized marijuana? If not, you need to check your facts soon. The reason a number of states have now legalized the use of weed is because it comes with a number of health benefits that help you lead a healthier life. When you think of weed you assume it’s a drug which means it’s bad for you, however after testing the herb for a number of years, there’s enough evidence that weed can prove to be highly beneficial to your body.

In this Friday, April 22, 2016 a marijuana bud is seen at a medical marijuana facility in Unity, Maine. A growing number of health experts and law enforcement officials are making the case that marijuana could help reduce the numbers of overdoses and redirect money into fighting heroin and other opiates. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
In this Friday, April 22, 2016 a marijuana bud is seen at a medical marijuana facility in Unity, Maine. A growing number of health experts and law enforcement officials are making the case that marijuana could help reduce the numbers of overdoses and redirect money into fighting heroin and other opiates. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

People who smoke weed are always thinner in comparison to those who do not smoke weed. While some people believe the smoking too can help you lose weight, smoking is injurious to health and no scientists ever support smoking. Smoking can lead to a number of health related issues, and weed on the other hand can help you get rid of those problems. While smoking affects your lungs, weed helps in better lung functionality. It helps to make the lungs stronger and healthier.  While smoking can cause cancer, research proves that weed can help to prevent the formation of tumors and cancer cells in the body.

There are a number of benefits of marijuana from a medical perspective. While many medical practitioners would refuse to believe this there are proven studies that show that marijuana has a lot of benefits that can assist humans. They cure certain diseases that medicines have not been able to do.

Marijuana is known to stop cancer cells in the body from spreading. It even slows them down considerably before stopping them so that the damage is reduced instantly. Various researchers have found that cannabidiol slows and stops cancer cells by switching off a gene that is called Id-1. The cancer cells become less aggressive when Id-1 is decreased. Marijuana is also used to slow down the growth of tumor in breasts, brain and the lungs. Marijuana is also useful in slowing down the progression of the Alzheimer’s disease in the body. This is caused due to THC which is an active ingredient that is present in Marijuana. THC is responsible for slowing the formation of amyloid plaques. This is done by blocking the enzyme within the brain that creates amyloid plaques. Amyloid plaques are responsible for killing the brain cells and eventually lead to Alzheimer’s disease.