What are health benefits of marijuana?

I heard that marijuana, in some ways, can be a good thing. Like many things, however, it should be used in moderation. Does anybody know of any health benefits? When I’m not in school, or when I’m not busy with school work (which is rare) I blaze and I have not been sick in a long time (usually just minor head colds which is probably a result from the lack of nicotine [since I can’t smoke cigarettes at home, cause the parentals don’t know], I get some pretty bad headaches from that). I heard Marijuana can slow down the growth of cancer cells, when talking about AIDs… something like that. There are articles of it, but my brother told me this a month or two ago and I never really looked at them.

I mean, people have done studies with marijuana and it has been proven to be healthy is some cases; how much proof does one need if research and tests have been done, proving that it CAN be healthy? I think that many people have this negative predisposition about Marijuana… but anyway, does anybody know of any or have heard of any health benefits?

(Also, please just answer the question… this thread is obviously supporting the use of Marijuana, so if you don’t think so and have an argument against it, then it has nothing to do with my question, thus making your post spam, resulting in my reporting you. You can argue your point of how Marijuana is bad in your own thread. And I’m not saying it’s bad, I agree that it’s not the best thing in the world… I just think “moderation” is the key…Thanks!)

Answer #1

ok so heres the deal. the use of medical marijuana is ALWAYS comfort. there really isnt anything that marijuana will cure, that we know of so far. marijuana can be distributed for many medical problems. but when they give it to you they are just trying to treat symptoms. when given for glacoma its is used to releve the pressure in the eyes. Another big thing is the treatment of nausea. Its given regularly to cancer patients on chemo therapy. this is because the therapy causes unbearable nausea and pain. marijuana is an efective anti-nauseant and a very effective analgesic (pain killer). keep in mind that it does have its down sides as well. studies show that marijuana use doubles the risk of a heart attack in the first hour of consumption. the same study showed that the risk went back to normal after the initial hour. I hope this helps you out a little bit. education of the drug is essential before anyone should ever use it. it can be a very beneficial drug..but it can also cause you problems.. I myself LOVE it

Answer #2

theres no health benefits if your a mostly healthy person. its sometimes used for medicines but if your healthy and all then theres no benefits, just a lot of bad thing it does to you.

Answer #3

i tend to smoke it before i feel like im betting a cold or sick in some way and it seems to help a lot and reduce its intensity but i think baking it is healthy than smoking it just because your not getting the plants other quality’s and resin buildup in your chest but i don’t rely know that for shur

rember vote for it this up coming election

legion your not funny you are making fun of some of the brightest people just because they use a little here and there

Answer #4

I’m a smoker as well. But you’ve basically answered the question yourself. I guess people misjudge because they associate all smoking as bad, I mean it is, but marijuana IS given to patients for certain medical things, I think cancer patients get the license for it. Its all in moderation. It can help, but it can also just turn into every other drug.

I smoke it, so I support it, just make sure it doesnt control you. plain and simple =]

Answer #5

your absolutely right it helps regulate everything in the human body unfortunately theres a lot of misleading information out there thanks to “bad journalism” just means we have to educate people about it which can be a hard thing only because everyone is so damn ignorant and never want to listen to what other people have to say

These are some of the comments I have copied from a forum

-pharmaceuticals are known to kill more people than illegal drugs

-marijuana is the number 1 cash crop in the world it serves as a natural medicine and has many other uses thats why they prohibited it so big companies can make more profit thanks to “bad journalism”

-can also help aids patients, aids diminishes appetite have them smoke a joint and they regain their appetite counteracting the illness

-no one can die from smoking cannabis and has been no known deaths compared to everything else including alcohol, tobacco, etc..

I myself have asthma and smoking opens up my airways making it easier to breathe with no side effects when medically legalized in my state I look foward to becoming a patient for prescription marijuana. 12 states have already legalized it along with other countries in the world and more following my job is to educate people that are not aware of the plants uses


-I did most of my research through websites, books, magazines, and the news norml.org high times magazine etc..

  • theres more to it than just getting high and I believe legalizing it would make this a better world to live in

-God bless the whole crop!

  • and for people that dont smoke, you dont need to smoke it to support it

-all the better reason for the government to legalize.. couple reasons why it should be legalized: -will be removed from black market and stop empowering gang members -medical reasons -would be sold like alcohol, remember alcohol was once prohibited too (in stores away from children, have to be 21+) -would be a law that you cant drive while intoxicated on weed -prison population would lower (prisons are overcrowding with nonviolent offenders) -keep patients from being convicted -would provide millions of jobs for people -would make us an independent country (fuel, etc.., debt free america)

people with an addiction (including hard drugs) shouldnt be thrown in jail, they need help theres more people in jail with mental illnesses than there are in mental institutions

the list goes on

  • the War on Drugs is a failure, its a war on its own people. policies need to be changed we pay billions in taxpayers money to keep the war going and neither side is winning thats just a waste of our tax money I wonder what they do with all that money.. those greedy bastards just sell drugs back onto the street, you can even check urself on that there was a time when there was a cia operation transporting drugs overseas into america the government also provided Rick Ross with plenty of heroin to go around, course making money from it

the truth must be exposed, theyre dirty work must stop!

-Of course we can do something about it, we all just need to unite screw the federal government remember slavery? if no one stood up im pretty sure it would still be going on people were tortured, beaten, killed and thrown in jail but that didnt stop them standing up for their rights eventually slavery was abolished same with alcohol prohibition eventually became re-legalized

  • its like theres some kind of conspiracy going on I sense the government is up to no good and trying to control us. credit cards, money, and now they have chips that can be implanted in skin for uselful reasons but if in the wrong hands well were pretty much fuct they hiding the truth from us its dangerous to be right when the government is wrong they got theyre privacy but we dont. they want to know everything were doing on our leisure time

get up stand up!

  • marijuanas not anti-establishment because its illegal, its illegal because its anti-establishment

all facts stated have been double-checked and confirmed what more info? norml.org hightimes.com americandrugwar.org flexyourrights.org lets all make this a better place to live in!

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