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11. SUPERIOR RELIEF FOR STRESS AND MIGRAINE HEADACHES

    Most of all: it is best for the world’s number one killer—stress. It can safely curtail or replace Valium, Librium, alcohol, or even Prozac, for millions of Americans.

    While cannabis intoxication varies with psychological set and social setting, “the most common response is a calm, mildly euphoric state in which time slows and a sensitivity to sights, sounds, and touch is enhanced.”4

    4. Harvard Medical School Mental Health Letter, Vol. 4, No. 5, November, 1987.

    In contrast to marijuana’s safe therapeutic action, benzodiazepines (Valium) abuse is the number-one drug abuse problem in the country, and is responsible for more emergency room admissions in the United States than either cocaine-related problems or morphine- and heroin-related admissions combined.6

    6. Stopping Valium, Public Citizen Health Research Group, 2000 P St., NW, Washington, D.C.

    While tobacco constricts arteries, cannabis dilates (opens) them. Because migraine headaches are the result of artery spasms combined with over-relaxation of veins, the vascular changes cannabis causes in the covering of the brain (the meninges) usually make migraines disappear.

    Evidence of vascular change caused by cannabis can be seen in the user’s red eyes, which are extensions of the brain. However, unlike most other drugs, cannabis has no apparent effect on the vascular system in general, except for a slight increased heart rate during the onset of the high.

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