Health Benefits Of Cannabis That Everyone Should Know – KHTS Radio

A lot of the US cities and states have already legalized the use of cannabis as long as they strictly follow the requirements and if the cannabis is used for medicinal purposes. However, some people are abusing it. Thus, the authorities are careful in making it legal. But, in neighboring Canada, one can buy cannabis products legally, for example, cannabis in Hamilton can be bought in various dispensaries, and it is available in various forms. The researchers of cannabis say that we still don’t know all the health benefits of this controversial product. And that is why we have enumerated below some of its health benefits in this article. So, what good can humanity get from it?

Helps Relieve Chronic Pain

Cannabis contains lots of chemical compounds, most importantly cannabinoids. The substance is linked to relieving chronic pain. This is according to a study by Current Neuropharmacology. But synthetic cannabinoids and cannabis extracts remain illegal substances. Still, because it effectively relieves chronic pain, the government considered it one factor in legalizing the substance.

Boost Lung Capacity

As compared to smoking cigarettes, smoking cannabis is more beneficial. Cannabis won’t harm your lungs, but instead helps improve their capacity. It has been proven by researchers working on a long-term study on the risk of smoking cannabis.

Effective in Losing Weight

Cannabis is known to have a property that helps the body regulate insulin while managing caloric intake efficiently. The substance affects the mechanisms that trigger hunger in the brain, mainly the receptors that release hormones. Studies about cannabis and its role in losing weight are increasing to prove its effectiveness. One of them is posted in the American Journal of Epidemiology, analyzing cannabis and the endocannabinoid system’s role in regulating appetite.

Prevent Diabetes

Since cannabis has a vital effect on insulin, it can help regulate and prevent diabetes. The American Alliance for Medical Cannabis can stabilize blood sugar, improve blood circulation, and lower blood pressure.

Helps Treat Depression

A study done by the Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) on the effect of cannabis on chronic stress and depression finds that components of cannabis help reduce depression resulting from chronic stress. Researchers have found out that chronic stress reduces endocannabinoids that leads to depression.

Endocannabinoids are chemical compounds in the brain that affect emotions, behavior, motor control, and cognition.

Helps Deal with ADHD/ADD

A person with ADHD and ADD is having difficulties in focusing on what he/she is doing. They are having problems concentrating and performing. Even if some people with ADHD were able to prove that cannabis has helped them focus, the study on marijuana continues. Researchers are exploring cannabis to confirm that it is a good alternative in treating attention deficit disorders.

Helps Treat and Prevent Alzheimer’s disease

Studies show that CBD components of cannabis help treat and prevent Alzheimer’s disease because they can suppress AD’s primary cause. The cannabinoids have anti-inflammatory properties that can help treat brain inflammation, which may result in AD.


With these benefits, the possibility of legalizing cannabis in the US and the rest of the world is higher every day. Studies about marijuana continue until it further proves how helpful and effective. If you plan to use cannabis to help you with your medical condition, ask your doctor first. They can assess if the substance can help you or can worsen your situation.

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