Marijuana and Stress Relief
Marijuana is one of the most beneficial and therapeutically active substances known to humankind. This is why doctors who prescribe medical marijuana are trying their hardest to get medical marijuana legalized throughout the nation.
Marijuana's popularity as a medicine spread throughout Asia, the Middle East and down the eastern coast of Africa, and certain Hindu sections in India used cannabis for religious purposes and stress relief.
In recent Independent Drug Monitoring Unit surveys, relaxation and stress relief were overwhelmingly the most commonly perceived benefits of marijuana use.
The use of cannabis may also be helpful in treating patients who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), according to a new study released by the University of Haifa's Department of Psychology. PTSD is common among war veterans.
PTSD is a condition that often follows a terrifying emotional or physical event, which causes the individual to have persistent, horrifying memories and thoughts, or flashbacks of the situation. It is highly difficult to treat PTSD patients because they are frequently exposed to additional stress, which hinders their efforts to overcome the trauma.
Marijuana helps people who suffer from obsession, anxiety and depression, even though mild anxiety is a common side effect in some users, marijuana is known for its mood-elevating properties and ability to “expand the mind.”
“With the expansiveness that occurs with marijuana, the subject may begin to notice infinite possibilities to raise the quality of his/her life that would otherwise have remained hidden from normal, defensive consciousness. And feelings of health and happiness naturally lead to hope, which of itself can be curative.” (Unknown Author) Any of these psychological conditions can be treated by a psychiatrist, and it is often advised that medical marijuana should be an alternative therapy, used in conjunction with psychiatric therapy. Medical marijuana clinics are one outlet with which to consult, and they may have psychiatrist recommendations as well.
Marijuana is the safer alternative for stress reduction as compared to pharmaceutical drugs such as Xanax and Valium, both of which can have serious side effects. Marijuana, in contrast to these drugs, grows naturally, has never been proven to cause physical addiction, and has no serious, harmful side effects, particularly if ingesting or vaporizing it, as opposed to smoking it. The only one side effect marijuana has? That it is illegal in the majority of the United States.
Marijuana can also be used to enhance personal spirituality. Cannabis uncovers inner confusion and reveals your true direction. Marijuana also offers an effect that is both energizing and relaxing at the same time. This balanced effect will help some to think more clearly and more efficiently afterwards.