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Major Benefits of Medical Marijuana

Are you considering using marijuana for the medicinal benefits? If so, you’ll be happy to know that it has a long laundry list of benefits. For brevity’s sake, I’m only going to skim the surface of those benefits right now. My goal is to inform you of the potential benefits of MMJ so you can do further research. How would you know what to research without first being aware of the specific benefit? That’s my job, to bring awareness to the many benefits of the cannabis plant.

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3 Biggest Benefits of Cannabis

I would like to first mention that these benefits will vary based on the quality of your marijuana and the strain. Bubba’s parking lot OG Kush probably won’t be as beneficial as medical grade OG Kush or Blue Dream. Also, OG Kush and Blue Dream will have different benefits. Some benefits are universal to all high quality buds, like feeling happier. Of course, the degree to which you feel happier will vary but I’ve never become sadder after smoking. Most of the benefits will vary at least slightly from strain to strain.

1) Pain Management (Indica)

One of the things that weed is best known for is being an excellent pain management tool. There isn’t a better drug for the job, natural or pharmaceutical, in my opinion. If pain reduction or obliteration is the main thing you’re seeking, an Indica strain is what you’re after. There are other things to consider before picking a strain, but don’t go with a pure Sativa strain if it’s for pain. Be careful with Indicas because they can leave you feeling lethargic. There have been many times where I had a powerful Indica and decided to just sleep on the couch instead of getting up and going to bed. Respect the power of the sacred Indica flower.

2) Increased Appetite (Sativa)

This benefit is specific to Sativa or Sativa-dominant strains. The more sativa, the grater your appetite. This isn’t to say that you won’t feel any appetite stimulation with an Indica strain. You may feel slight levels of appetite stimulation, but not a whole lot. With most Sativa strains you will have to force yourself to stop eating. People who are on medication that has a side effect of appetite suppression find this benefit to be particularly helpful.

3) Sleep (Indica-dominant)

Last but not least, we have a sleep aid on our hands. This issue is surrounded by some controversy since researchers have discovered that marijuana, like alcohol, can inhibit REM sleep. I don’t know about you, but I still dream when I go to bed high. What I do know is that I sleep great when I smoke and even better when I have an edible. That’s something I can attest to wholeheartedly. There have been times when I was only getting 3-4 hours of sleep a night and nothing seemed to work but marijuana. With weed, I know I can get a full eight hours of sleep without even getting up to go to the bathroom. That’s a feat that isn’t easy for me. It’s rare for me to get a full eight hours of sleep without medicating.

Welcome To My Blog

cannabis infoI have one goal for this blog, and that’s to help educate people about the healing powers of cannabis. This plant has been under fire for decades thanks to the war on drugs. Whether you’re a cannabis user or not, you need to be. I’m just kidding! What I really mean is, whether you’re a marijuana user or not, you need to be educated on the pros and cons of responsible cannabis usage.

A Little About Me

I go by the nickname, CannaGirl, because I love cannabis. It has been a huge part of my life since finding it at the ripe age of 21. I don’t condone underage cannabis usage, but the reality is that people from all walks of life could benefit from it’s medicinal effects. It’s a tough subject. Should a 16 year old suffering from chronic pain be denied the right to use weed?

One could argue that 16 is too young to ingest smoke. That argument is easily countered with vaping or cannabis infused edibles. The harder argument to rebut is the one about brain development. Do you know the effect cannabis has on a young and developing brain? Me either.  And for that reason, I don’t condone the usage of cannabis for minors. There are too many unknowns for me, a layperson, to support such a controversial subject. It’s always better to be safe than sorry. And that’s something you’ll learn about me. My personality is to play it safe.

Safe and marijuana are two words that you don’t see in the same sentence too often. But the truth of the matter is that they belong together. When using any drug, you need to be extra careful. It’s especially important to be careful on where you buy your weed from. Not all dispensaries are created equal. It’s best to buy weed from a dispensary that tests their bud for pesticides and heavy metals. The last thing you’d want is for your healing flower to be contaminated with things that could make you sick.

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