The Positive And Negative Effects Of Marijuana

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Marijuana (Cannabis) is the name given to the dried buds, and leaves of a plant that grows in decently in warm humid areas. Marijuana was first thought to have medical benefits during the reign of the Mayan empire. When the wounded Mayan warriors returned home from battle they were told to sit in a room full of the burning plant for a short period of time. They used cannabis much like the United States military uses Motrin and a sock change. In the early seventeen hundreds, marijuana was not only legal but encouraged to be grown. They used the fibers to make cloth, sail, and rope. Today we can use the plant for many other uses as well, such as the making of hemp-crete, paper, making oils, and even replacing some wood in construction. It …show more content…
PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is a mental illness that many veterans suffer from. You get PTSD from viewing of traumatic/ life treating situations. The euphoric state invokes a type of deep self-refection that can only be reached through marijuana. This deep self-reflection can help you cope with what happened and your reactions to the situation. In one study seventy percent of patients with PTSD had a decrease in nightmares or they stopped all together after smoking marijuana. Plus it is safer than giving them a hand full of pills or letting them drink themselves into a …show more content…
Medical marijuana is a hybrid of the two. The two main ones are Indica and Sativa. Sativa will provide a stronger high sometimes called a heavy high, people who are prescribed a Sativa strain should not plan to do anything the day the inhale. Sativa is good for reliving headaches and dealing with PTSD. While Indica is good for pain relief such as for physical wounds. Hybrids try to capture both benefits to a maximum. There is a problem however dispensaries like to name each strain creatively. That can be a problem because if you don’t know a lot about marijuana the strain Purple Kush (which is used for joint pain) could sound like a remedy for insomnia. Each ratio must be tailored to you specifically. If you are on the heavier side of the weight spectrum and you have joint pain then you have to have a higher ratio of THC and CBD, than a person who is average weight with the same problem. If the thinner person gets the fatter person’s prescription it more likely will be too much and he could get

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