Marijuana reform is sweeping the nation as a total of 28 states have at the minimum access to medical cannabis. Now a new exhaustive study from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, And Medicine has been published which verifies many claims to the benefits of enjoying marijuana.
A bit of cannabis a day keeps the doctor away
Put down those opioids that are destroying your body. Cannabis has been proven an effective treatment for people suffering from chronic pain. They even found improvement in patient-reported multiple sclerosis spasticity symptoms as well as relief of nausea associated with chemotherapy.
The study also suggests marijuana can be used for “improving short-term sleep outcomes in individuals with sleep disturbance associated with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, and multiple sclerosis.”
They even found a decreased risk of diabetes.
The laundry list of benefits goes on and can be read here.
However, what many provisional puffers may rejoice over is the study’s findings as to the association between lung cancer and smoking pot.
The extensive study found no association between smoking marijuana and increased risks of lung cancer as well as any head or neck cancers.
There is also “moderate evidence of a statistical association between cannabis smoking and improved airway dynamics with acute use, but not with chronic use” as well as “higher forced vital capacity”. The latter of the two being the amount of air one can exhale after taking the deepest breath possible.
There were a few negative outcomes reported as well.
One was “an increased risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) when controlled for tobacco use.” They also found that there was a statistical increase of risk of having a car wreck if you drive around stoned as well as limited evidence showing an association between chronic pot use and non-seminoma-type testicular germ cell tumors.
Overall, cannabis has just been proven to be one of the healthiest “bad” habits you can have.