Marijuana use doesn’t take a toll on your IQ: A most common belief among the anti-weed community, that pot-smokers have a reduced IQ. But a new study reveals that, marijuana isn’t the real reason behind it. It is because marijuana smokers are mostly people who also use cigarettes, alcohol and other illegal drugs. The prolonged usage of these drugs along with marijuana are the factors that trigger IQ loss in the long run. The studies also revealed that people who were regular users of Cannabis were as good as the non users on the IQ scale. It is not that we are promoting benefits and usage of Marijuana, but then the fact is good to be known by everyone.
Marijuana fights cancer, doesn’t cause it: According to the research conducted by National Cancer Institute (NCI), USA marijuana helps in the treatment of cancer. It was once believed to be root cause of cancer, but after conducting research it was found that it inhibits cell growth of cancer cells and has a very little effect on the healthy cells. A smidgen of marijuana might be prescribed by doctors in future if the research in this field come up with more affirmative results.
Fights depression: Depression caused by chronic stress can be effectively treated by marijuana, according to a 2015 study.The reports reveal that stress caused a decrease in cannabis-like molecules naturally found in the brain, leading to behavior that mimicked depression. This must have come like a relief for the users of marijuana, but it has a dark side too. Another popular research suggests that, marijuana if taken in large doses worsens depression and doubles the ill effects caused due to the depressive state of mind. So the effects of marijuana varies and has not been legalized to be sold as an anti depressant.
Usage of marijuana in Ayurveda: Ancient scriptures of Ayurveda reveal the toxicity of marijuana, but the therapeutic qualities have also been described in it. Bhaṅgā (Sanskrit name for marijuana) which is closely related to Lord Shiva also has a spiritual background of it’s own and everyone is aware about it. Due to the legalization issue, the plant has been replaced by other herbs now.
Though marijuana’s pros have been explained in this post, it has cons which are life changing. So not smoking pot is the best alternative. Finally, it’s your life and you have to take the responsibility of how to lead it.