The lines of hundreds and thousands of people fill the streets of Canada today to purchase legalized Recreational Marijuana for the first time ever. Canada has now become the second country ever to legalize marijuana (following Uruguay a few years ago)
In what has been described as a social experiment all eyes are now on Canada to see how the country reacts to the Recreational legalization of Marijuana.
People have been waiting outside of dispenseries since midnight the previous day to be the first to get their hands on Legal Marijuana. Many Canadians described this as being a “huge day for canada, and for the world”.
As the world watches this momentus day, we also did a little research on some of the things that marijuana has been studied to help!
Dr. Michelle Cook described below some of the health benefits and risks of marijuana :
Marijuana can alleviate pain and inflammation linked to arthritis.
Researchers are working to develop new cannabis-based drugs to treat glaucoma pain after determining marijuana’s effectiveness for treating the condition. Glaucoma is a condition that increases pressure inside the eyeball and can lead to vision loss.
7. Lung health
8. Multiple sclerosis
Marijuana contains a minimum of 60 cannabinoids. THC is the primary chemical associated with its mind-altering effects. THC has been used in the treatment of nausea, including drug- or chemotherapy-induced nausea.
10. Parkinson’s Disease
Despite these health benefits, it’s also important to consider the potential health risks of marijuana use:
• Addiction can cause uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms in people who discontinue marijuana use.
• In high doses or in sensitive individuals, marijuana can cause anxiety and paranoia.
• Marijuana may impair memory.
• Mind-altering effects are particularly evident among young and first-time users.
• One study found an increase in risk of heart attack within the first hour of smoking marijuana.
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