With the legalization of cannabis in several American states, scientists now have the opportunity to discover the surprising effects of weed on the human body. Below are some of the benefits of marijuana use for our health.
Cannabis smokers are less likely to be obese. Recent studies have proved that weed can improve our metabolism and lower the levels of fasting insulin, thus reducing the diabetes risk and the body mass index scores.
Weed smokers usually demonstrate improved lung function in comparison with cigarette smokers. Moreover, they also have a bigger lung capacity than those who do not smoke any substances at all, the study says.
A 2012 study in Consciousness and Cognition discovered that weed could make people more creative. Thus, marijuana may increase the verbal fluency of the smoker.
It is a well-known fact that the THC compound of marijuana is stored in the body fat. A study showed that exercise might raise the THC levels in the body by releasing THC from the fat. That means that weed may help you improve your results during workout up to 28 days after consumption.
The fact that the U.S. government has already recognized the efficacy of marijuana in killing cancer cells in the laboratory is one of the key moments in legalizing weed. However, more detailed research is needed to prove that marijuana is capable of affecting cancer cells in the human body.
Cannabis is 114 times less deadly than alcohol, the study says. The amazing results were achieved after the researchers compared the effects of tobacco, cocaine, heroin, alcohol, crystal meth, and weed.
Patients who were taking cannabis along with the standard medicine for opiate addiction demonstrated improved sleep, were less anxious, and were overall more likely to complete their treatment. At the same time, the amount of opiate-related deaths is much lower in the states with legalized recreational cannabis.