Once a persecuted plant, the Schedule I Controlled Substance known as marijuana has proven to have many benefits for the American consumer. As more states vote yes for medical marijuana each passing year, the medicinal benefits of cannabis are coming to light more often.
Growing up in the era of the War on Drugs, most Americans today have been told to say “no,” to cannabis. However, in 1996 this mindset began a slow change when California became the first state to vote yes to medical marijuana. In 2012, Massachusetts, Colorado, and Washington followed suit. Now, 29 states plus the District of Columbia have all voted yes for medical marijuana legalization with 8 of those states and D.C. also allowing for recreational marijuana sales.Here are some of the many of benefits that marijuana can have on the life of the American consumer.
When most think of marijuana, they think of smoking the plant. Therefore, it must sound far-fetched that cannabis has the ability to improve lung function. However, medical marijuana may not actually help repair the damage caused to the lungs by cigarette smoke…as long as you cease the use of tobacco products.