Top Ten Things Marijuana Can Help You With

Don't let the media fool you. Today, it's pretty much well known that cannabis is not a harmful drug, yet the DEA classifies it as a Schedule 1 drug. Although it may seem silly, smokin weed has many benefits for many different people. Let's take a look.
The Top Ten
1 Anxiety/Depression

I've been smoking weed for 10 years now to battle my depression. It works great if you can keep yourself motivated when you're high. It'll make your depression worse if you just smoke and sit around doing nothing. The thing about being high, is it makes me feel like a kid with out a care in the world. I smoke and suddenly I don't care that I'm depressed.

I feel that I must say that weed is just like every other medication for depression. It's not a cure, but a mask. However, it's the only thing that has given me enough distance from the feeling of depression that I was able to function.

2 Cancer

That's right. cancer. I'm not saying marijuana IS the cure for cancer, but it has been proven that cannabinoids (chemicals present in marijuana smoke) actually fight cancer cells. Contrary to the popular belief that smoking weed gives you lung cancer like cigarettes.

Marijuana can help lessen the pain and also help destroy cancer cells. I think it might be better than the doctors give you but don't stop going to the doctor or don't stop taking your medications.

It lowers the risk of any cancer, even lung cancer. Cool right?

3 Insomnia

Sometimes I'll find myself unable to fall asleep on a school night. I go outside, take a quick bong rip and I'm all relaxed and ready to fall asleep. Once again, it's better than being prescribed drugs like Ambien, and it is non-addictive.

4 School

This one probably seems far-fetched to anyone on the outside looking in, but it's true. Read this and draw your own conclusion:

Millions of students across the world (including myself) suffer from either ADD or ADHD. The solution to this disorder for many is to prescribe drugs like Adderall, Ritalin, and other amphetamines. These drugs are in the same family as meth, and are considered "party drugs". I have been prescribed numerous different ADD medications throughout the years such as Adderall, Methylphenidate, and Dextroamphetamine (currently) and they can have a very negative effect on someone's life. Personally, these drugs do their job, making me more focused, etc. But there are lots of downsides. For 1, I've always had a significant loss of appetite, to the point where I have absolutely no desire to eat. 2nd, It completely affects your behavior. While under the effects, I am less talkative and sometimes emotionless. 3rd, it's easily abusable. In fact, in the 8th grade there were kids asking me to sell them my medication. Is this really the solution to attention disorders? Drugging children?!

Recently, I started my first year of college. And I can tell you all without a shadow of a doubt that weed has helped me very much this year. How you ask? For me, smoking improves my thought process for school. I think much deeper about topics that are relevant, like politics, religion, etc. and it also increases my creativity. I wrote my first college paper while high, and got one of the highest grades in the class, and got a better grade than every paper I turned in during my senior year. Secondly, it increases my motivation. When I get high, I WANT to go study, because everything seems to make more sense, and I find that I soak up information much easier and remember it better while high (for certain subjects, that is. I never recommend trying to do math high). I have noticed that I learn much better in subjects like history, sociology, and... more

5 Headaches

As an alternative to OTC drugs like ibuprofen and advil. Those medications can take a toll on your liver, and leads to other complications. I'm not saying get stoned every time you have a headache, but smoking a small amount really does help.

6 Weight Loss

Seems like an oxymoron, but it's true. Stoners tend to be slimmer than non-users. That's because cannabis helps the body regulate insulin production, manage caloric intake more efficiently, and regulates your metabolism. Unlike alcoholic drinks like beer which are linked to obesity.

7 Diabetes

It's been shown to regulate and prevent diabetes thanks to its ability to regulate insulin production.

8 Epilepsy

Medical Marijuana is showing a lot of promise among people who suffer from epilepsy or other seizure disorders.

9 Creativity

€You see, I think drugs have done some good things for us. I really do. And if you don't believe drugs have done good things for us, do me a favor. Go home tonight. Take all your albums, all your tapes and all your CDs and burn 'em. 'Cause you know what, the musicians that made all that great music that's enhanced your lives throughout the years... real high on drugs." - Bill Hicks

10 Pain
The Contenders
11 Loss of Appetite

Of course it gives you the munchies.

12 Aggressive Behavior
13 Addiction

Cannabis therapy. People addicted to real drugs like heroin or coke are able to get off drugs thanks to weed, which is not physically addictive by the way.

14 Migraines
15 Conversation
16 Cataracts
17 Nausea

Weed is a lot better in treating nausea than many otc drugs or teas with chamomile, mint or ginger. I still recommend the other options though. Can't always smoke a joint.

18 Anorexia
19 Eating Disorders
20 Glaucoma
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