One well known effect of THC is to lift the spirit, or make you high. Cannabis users in Jamaica praise ganjas benefits for meditation, concentration, consciousness-raising, and promoting a state of well-being and self assertiveness.5 This kind of attitude adjustment, along with a healthier appetite and better rest, often represents the difference between feeling like you are dying of AIDS or cancer and feeling like you are living with AIDS or cancer.
5. Ruben, Vera & Comitas, Lambros, Ganja in Jamaica, A Medical Anthropological Study of Chronic Marijuana Use, Mouton & Co., The Hague and Paris, Anchor Books, U.S.A., 1976.
Cannabis also eases small pains and some big ones and helps senior citizens live with aches and pains like arthritis, insomnia, and debilitating infirmities, and enjoy life in greater dignity and comfort. Legend has it, and medical evidence indicates, that cannabis is the best overall treatment for dementia, senility, and maybe Alzheimers disease, for long-term memory gain, and hundreds of other benefits.
U.S. statistics indicate that you will live eight to 24 years longer if you substitute daily cannabis use for daily tobacco and alcohol use. New research is outlawed, of course.
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