5 Popular Myths About Cannabis
Whether it is for recreational or medicinal purposes, a lot of people still look at marijuana as a drug and they refuse to use it. But did you know that accepting marijuana has a lot of benefits? Marijuana can be used to create medicines, nutritional supplements, livestock feeds, textiles, and many more. This amazing plant can do so much for us if we only open our minds.
In this article, allow me to share with you some of the most popular myths of using marijuana so that we can debunk them one by one.
MYTH# 1: Marijuana is an addicting drug.
One reason why a lot of people look at marijuana negatively is because they believe that using the plant is addictive. This is NOT true!. Believe it or not, there are even medical studies that say consuming alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine is more addictive compared to using marijuana.
MYTH# 2: Using marijuana is not good for your overall health.
Every year we hear from the news a lot of reports that people die because of using various drugs that were approved by the FDA. Out of all these reported cases, how many do you think listed marijuana as the main cause of death? ZERO! No one has ever died from using marijuana.
MYTH# 3: Using marijuana will weaken your immune system.
Many people believe this myth because of one study that was conducted in the year 1980. This single study states that once white blood cells are exposed to THC, a slower reaction is observed. But did you know that this result has NEVER been replicated? In fact, even the FDA approved using Marinol (a synthetic form of THC) to cure diseases that target our body’s immune system.
MYTH# 4: Marijuana can’t be used as a form of medicine.
This is obviously a myth. Medical marijuana is widely used in the state of California, the plant is effective when it comes to helping people with cancer, AIDS, chronic pain, migraines, and many other health problems. Believe it or not, you will find a lot of reliable studies that say marijuana is effective alongside and even instead of medicines that are used to treat insomnia, depression, and anxiety.
Today, several researches are being conducted to test the effects of medical cannabis on Alzheimer’s disease.
MYTH# 5:Once marijuana is legalized, people will abuse it.
It’s ironic that drugs like sleeping pills and pain medications are being abused everyday but they are sold in local pharmacies. Banning a medicine just because they fear that people will abuse it is not a very wise decision.
The way the media portrayed the use of marijuana has a huge effect on how people perceive this plant. These are only some of the most common myths about medical cannabis, for you to fully understand the many benefits of this plant, make sure that you only read reliable sources and that you conduct your own research.
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