I grew up in upstate New York in the 60s and 70s. I first saw marijuana when I was around 10-years-old. I found a bag of weed in one of my older brother's friend's car. It was a garbage bag full of pot. I didn't smoke any, but I knew what it was from the war on drugs propaganda that was being fed to us in school.
It's easy for a physician to prescribe an anti-inflammatory or even narcotics to someone who has chronic pain or is needing something for pain relief. There is so much conversation and taboo around using cannabis for people who suffer from many conditions. We, as a world, are starting to feel a little more comfortable with the use of cannabis. People are realizing that cannabis isn't the "worst" thing to be putting in your body. I mean let's be a little more real here for a second... In the 1880s, cocaine was commonly used for toothaches (don't think for a second, adults were the only ones using it). Or better yet, using some good Ol'Herion hydrochloride to soothe that annoying cough. What are the benefits of cannabis or opioids? The dangers? Side effects? Read more to find out! There's a good chance this extraordinary plant will be your best bud!
Support for the legalization of marijuana use is at an all time high. Nearly two-thirds of the United States favor broad recreational and medical use! There are four "types" of different laws related to the use of pot: Recreational, Medicinal, Decriminalized, and straight up Illegal.
A bill has been proposed by Senator Cory Gardner (R, Colorado) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D, Massachusetts) that will amend the Controlled Substances Act and loosen federal regulations on marijuana, and it's being supported by non other than President Donald J. Trump. Yes, the same man that appointed Jeff Sessions, a man who has stated that heroine and weed are essentially the same thing, has come out in support for the reclassification of marijuana.
This week it was announced that Canada legalized marijuana. While medical pot has been legal for some time, there were a number of restrictions in place, which have lessened over recent years. Cannabis provides a lot of medicinal benefits for people: Pain relief, cancer and chemotherapy treatments, epilepsy, arthritis, glaucoma, and many more. Providing access for health reasons was a big step forward, but what about recreational users?
In a world filled with opioid addiction, we have found a natural alternative. The problem is that it is illegal in most states. I know you are probably thinking, well, medical marijuana is legal in some of these places. However, there are issues getting access to that even in states where it is legal.
I am sure I am not the only person out there anxiously waiting for marijuana to be legal everywhere. I think there are so many good benefits to it and it is definitely healthier than painkillers. The funny thing is that if you were to ask me 10 years ago, I would have been majorly against this. I didn't know much back then. Not everyone's body works the same, so the following things on this list are not a guaranteed side effect. Here are 10 differences I have noticed in myself and my body since I switched from painkillers to marijuana.