7 Good Reasons Why Your Grandparents Should Smoke Weed
Have you imagined how cool would it be if you could blaze one up with your grandparents?
After reading this you may be able to convince them to do it!
#1. Cannabis helps and treats Alzheimer’s disease
It is hard to believe but cannabis might actually be able to prevent cases of Alzheimer’s ever even starting. There is a lot of promise when talking about Alzheimer’s and pot, studies show users to help generate growth of new brain cells, and reduce symptoms such as depression and anxiety.
The formation of amyloid plaque is the main pathological marker for Alzheimer’s, THC in cannabis has a direct effect on amyloid plaque and stops it from forming, which means if the plaque never forms there would be no Alzheimer’s.
#2. Cannabis regulates weight
Many seniors battle obesity and its associated health problems. Others have problems with decreasing appetite and have to fight to maintain a healthy body weight. Regardless of where you or your loved ones land on the dietary spectrum, cannabis can help.
Marijuana’s ability to stimulate the appetite is legendary. It has long been used to combat wasting syndrome in patients with chronic debilitating diseases, such as AIDS. It can also alleviate nausea and stimulate appetites in cancer patients suffering the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation.
On the other hand, marijuana also seems to help people slim down and maintain a healthy body weight. Stoner lore abounds with tales of marijuana induced “munchies,” but researchers have foundthat despite consuming more calories overall, marijuana users have smaller waist circumferences (1 1/2 inches smaller on average), have higher levels of HDL cholesterol that lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease and are less likely to develop Type II diabetes than those who pass on grass.
#3. Cannabis prevents Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is the most common age related bone disease. Scientists found that the body’s endocannabinoid system plays an important part in regular bone growth and density, especially through CB1 receptors in bone tissue.
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh found that CB1 receptors regulate peak bone mass and protect against age-related bone loss. These are early animal studies, so more research is needed, but it seems cannabis holds great potential in preventing and treating osteoporosis and other bone maladies.
#4. Cannabis alleviates depression
The body contains natural cannabis like compounds called endocannabinoids, patients with severe stress induced depression have very low levels of these.
Marijuana contains phytocannabinoids, it is said that the lack of endocannabinoids can be balanced out by ingesting these phytocannabinoids, therefore balancing the users mood and ultimately alleviating depression.
#5. Cannabis helps in Insomnia treatment
Insomnia is more common in seniors, with over 60 percent regularly experiencing trouble falling asleep and/or staying asleep. While there are many pharmaceutical pills on the market to help, cannabis can often do the job better without unwanted side effects.
Try a mellow indica or a high CBD strain before bedtime, and stop counting sheep. Edibles are also highly effective at promoting restful sleep.
#6. Cannabis eliminates the need for dangerous pharmaceutical drugs
Most seniors take prescription drugs on a daily basis, but too many pharmaceutical drugs—even over-the-counter remedies—come with serious side effects. By comparison, non-toxic marijuana poses none.
In a lot of cases, cannabis can reduce or eliminate the need for other drugs. Even when prescriptions are required, studies show that marijuana can enhance the effects of many drugs, including opiates, thereby allowing patients to use fewer of their prescription pills to experience the same level of relief.
#7. Cannabis maintains a connection to youth
There’s a big difference between being old and seeming old.Weed is a youthful drug. It makes you joyful and teaches you to find humor in everything. Spending time like that tends to make a person more relaxed all around, even when stone-cold sober.
Pot makes you silly, makes you roll around with your kids on the floor, makes you come up with hilarious stories for Barbies to reenact. It makes you go outside and look at the sky, makes you see the wonder and the beauty in the things you forgot. It makes you fuck like a wild animal. This is youth. This is youthful living, and it’s great.