Top 5 Reasons Why Cannabis Is Good/Bad For You

According to scientific research and numerous reports, it’s been proven that cannabis is something that can have a marvelous effect on our overall short and long term health.

Sure, like anything, there are pros and cons when it comes to cannabis usage. But in the case of cannabis, the pros greatly outweigh the cons.

Here are the top benefits that cannabis use can bring into your life:

  • Heals Broken Bones

CBD oil (cannabidiol) is a natural product. It is a compound that is derived from the Cannabis Sativa plant. CBD oil has been proven to not only strengthen bones but also accelerate the healing time of fractures.

  • Helps With Depression

Cannabis has been reported as naturally producing antidepressant effects, and it does so with few adverse side effects.

This is a very significant discovery because most current medications for depression bring with them a myriad of side effects. These effects can often be almost as bad as/even equal to the current woes that a sufferer of depression could be experiencing.

  • Pain Relief

Cannabis contains ingredients such as THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD, along with other cannabinoids and terpenes.

These ingredients boast significant anti-inflammatory effects, which make them highly effective in the reduction of pain, and management of ongoing chronic pain.

  • Migraine Treatment

The anti-inflammatory effects of cannabis also have a direct impact on conditions that are rooted in neurogenic inflammation. One such condition is that of migraines.

  • Diabetes Treatment

Isolated cannabis compounds found within cannabis can reduce the degradation and destruction of insulin-producing cells. This is important because this type of cell damage is a common problem found in type 1 diabetes sufferers.

Nothing is perfect, though, so cannabis can show side effects as well:

  • Cannabis use disorder — repeated or compulsive use can lead to a form of dependence, and it is especially dangerous for teenagers
  • Chronic use can lead to a lower IQ
  • Smoking cannabis is bad for your lungs as the smoke, just like cigarette smoke, is very toxic
  • It can increase heart rate, which is extremely dangerous to people who already have a history of heart disease
  • Lower sperm concentration was noted in regular cannabis smokers

For a more detailed look at those pros and cons, and to gain a more in-depth overview of how cannabis usage can impact your life, check out this pros and cons infographic.