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Cannabis Use and Your Health

Most people believe that there is likely no link between being healthy and cannabis use. This is the typical perception that many people have about cannabis users. This has been the case for generations and even though, there is proof, still some people do not budge with their myths and beliefs.  As we learn more about marijuana use, many of us believe that cannabis use is good for health and fitness.

One Reason

One of the reasons for this belief is the reduce stigmatization of cannabis use and the fact that many states have legalized weed and using it to positively impact the lives of many chronically ill patients. The use of marijuana has become more visible, even if the rate of use is not climbing exponentially in public space. You may never see someone smoking cannabis outside of a fitness center, restaurant or office building. In most cases, cannabis use is done inside the comfort of someone's home, which in some states is legally allowed.

The Question and Answer

So, the question is whether marijuana use is compatible with maintaining a healthy lifestyle? Or does it compete with or combine with your fitness routine to make you healthy.  It is evident by now that marijuana is NOT a dangerous drug according to the conflicting federal government. It is not addictive or destructive either. According to medical science, cannabis use is harmless, if done in moderation like everything else. In lieu of the medical marijuana explosion across the nation and the world, we can assume with confidence that marijuana is helping people with health issues. If that is the case, then it means marijuana use improves health. Marijuana also has psychological benefits, giving the user a certain level of calmness and relaxation upon smoking or consuming. This is contrary to what the federal government has always been saying – that weed is dangerous.

The Federal Government

If you were to listen to the feds, then you would be violating the federal laws. However, thanks to certain states, you can indulge in cannabis use as long as it is used legally. If you wanted to know more about the use of marijuana, then you could not rely on the feds. You would have to do your own research.

Fitness Routine

If you were to combine weed smoking or cannabis use with a fitness routine, it goes without saying that you should do your research as it relates to how well your body does with various marijuana strains. Not all strains are alike. For example, if you were to smoke n indica strain prior to actually going to the gym, it might put you in a sleepy mood.

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The Strains

Sativa strains tend to give a more uplifting and invigorating effect that is paired well with social linkups, physical activities and creative projects. In comparison, indica puts you in a relaxed state, body and mind. That is no way to go to the gym. You would never perform as well. Smoke indica strains when you are getting ready for bed. Still, it comes down to how much CBD and THC is inside the particular strain. If you are trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle and you are not a smoker, cannabis use could be in the form of edibles, tinctures, lotion, hash oil or concentrates.

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The Evidence

There is overwhelming evidence and proof that cannabis use could result in a healthier lifestyle. In fact, cannabis use has been linked to reduce rate in obesity and diabetes. It has also improved sleep quality and helped patients with chronic pain. If you want to know more about cannabis use and your health, visit the Cannabis Training University today.