The Science Behind the Law of Attraction Magazine June, 2017 - Page 56

M ar i j u an a (Can n abi s) Marijuana is a high CBD, high-THC and high-resin Cannabis trains are broken up into three distinct groups: indica, sat iva, and hybrid pl ant . Indica strains are known for being physically sedating, perfect for relaxing with a movie or as a nightcap before bed. Sativas typically provide more invigorating, uplifting cerebral effects that pair well with physical activity, social gatherings, and creative projects. Hybrids tend to fall somewhere in between the indica-sativa spectrum, depending on the traits they inherit from their parent strains. It is grown for its medicinal and psychotropic properties that are typically found more in the flowers of the female plants. Marijuana is usually harvested by hand, dried, trimmed and cured, which makes it a horticulture crop. Marijuana was introduced in the U.S. in the early 20th century after its lengthy trip through ancient and prehistoric world histories in the Middle East, Asia and Central America. It?s believed that Mexican immigrants were the first to bring this plant into the United States in 1910 while fleeing the revolution. Marijuana quickly became popular in the southwest ? however, the negative stigma around it also grew just as fast. Marijuana impact s (via t he THC) our body, brain and overal l f unct ioning. Surveys of patients have assisted researchers in determining the most common reasons to use medical marijuana. Just recently, researchers at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System at a California dispensary surveyed 217 patients to determine what health conditions could be helped with cannabis. Patients reported the primary benefits of marijuana includes helping with: Insomnia, Chronic pain, Appetite, Stress, Muscle spasms, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Nausea, Headaches, diabetes and many more. Out of all these, chronic pain was reported to be helped the most through medical marijuana, with over 37% of the participants reporting such relief. Ment al Heal t h There is a big misconception that marijuana affects your mental health negatively. Although higher doses of THC can cause anxiety in some people ? and some people believe it can quicken the onset of a predisposed personality disorder ? no reput abl e or rel iabl e st udies have proven t his t heory. Today, in the mental health industry, the relationship between cannabis and mental health has been investigated. It turns out that studies have linked medical marijuana positively in a number of mental health problems. Although researchers are still conducting research, there are several mental health disorders that have been shown to respond well to medical cannabis. These include: opiate withdrawal, alcoholism, schizophrenia, phobias, and even depression. How t o get a Medical Marijuana Prescript ion In a state that allows this, getting a prescription very easy and cost effective. You can visit with a doctor in office or talk to a Medical Doctor on-line. The cost for the prescription is around $40 to $75 and the prescription is valid for one year. There are also delivery services where they will bring your order directly to your door. This can be extremely valuable for those too ill to go to a dispensary. Whil e t he heal t h benef it s can be ext remel y wort hwhil e, you wil l f ind t hat you must be mindf ul in get t ing t he best qual it y of Cannabis. 1. Try to find ORGANIC Marijuana by calling area dispensaries. Pesticides actually defeat the healthy benefits produced by Mother Nature. Page 56 - Ju n e, 2017