Why We Should Accept Marijuana
Whether it is for recreational or medicinal purposes, a lot of people still look at marijuana as a drug and they refuse to use it. But did you know that there are so many benefits of using this natural plant? Marijuana can be used to create medicines, nutritional supplements, livestock feeds, textiles, and many more. This amazing plant can do so much for us if we only open our minds.
In this article, allow me to share with you some of the most popular myths of using marijuana so that we can debunk them one by one.
MYTH# 1: Using marijuana is addictive.
One reason why a lot of people look at marijuana negatively is because they believe that using the plant is addictive. This is definitely false. This may be hard to believe at first but according to a lot of medical studies, nicotine, alcohol, and even caffeine is more addictive if you compare them with marijuana.
MYTH# 2: Your health is at risk if you are using marijuana.
Each and every year, thousands of deaths are being reported from using different drugs that were surprisingly approved by the FDA. If I ask you, how many of these reported cases do you think was caused by marijuana, what would your answer be? The answer to this question is ZERO.
MYTH# 3: If you use marijuana, your immune system will weaken.
Many people believe this myth because of one study that was conducted in the year 1980. This single study states that once white blood cells are exposed to THC, a slower reaction is observed. What’s surprising about this study is the fact that the same result has NEVER been replicated. Even the FDA approved the usage of Marinol (a synthetic form of THC), this medicine helps cure serious diseases that attack our body’s immune system.
MYTH# 4: Marijuana has no medicinal properties.
This is obviously a myth. In California, medical marijuana is used to help people with cancer, AIDS, chronic pain, migraine, and many other health problems. There are even reliable studies that have successfully proven that using marijuana is effective alongside and even instead of medicines used to battle depression, insomnia, and anxiety.
Today, several researches are being conducted to test the effects of medical cannabis on Alzheimer’s disease.
MYTH# 5: If marijuana is legalized, the plant will be abused or illegally sold.
Pain medications and even sleeping pills are being abused by some people almost daily yet these are still being sold in many local stores and pharmacies. I think that it is preposterous for people to ban a specific type of medicine just because they are afraid that some people might abuse or illegally sell them.
The media is very powerful, this affected the way people see cannabis. These are only some of the most popular myths on medical marijuana, feel free to use this article as your guide when planning to research more on this plant because it can do so much for us.
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