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GUESTLIST 2018 / ISSUE 110 9 up. It replaces at least four or five pills of my traditional treat- ment and I have no side effects. Dominic's consumption of weed has enabled him to sig- nificantly reduce his consump- tion of opiates prescribed by his doctor. Weed is not healing HIV, however, it can improve your daily life if you have a seri- ous illness. 4. Alzheimer's Cannabis is one of the few plants that contains omega-3 fatty acids that lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and pre- vent the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Scientists have mostly suggested, in a study published in the Alzheimer's Disease Review, that low doses of THC slow down the production of beta-amyloid proteins, which generally accumulate to create plaques in the brain and is a known feature of Alzheimer's disease. 5. PTSD Like any plant, marijuana can have side effects. For new us- ers, too much can cause anxi- ety or arrhythmia. For those who consume it regularly and in small quantities, knowing their limits, marijuana is synon- ymous with relaxation, calming and can even distil happiness in small quantities. This is great news for PTSD sufferers. PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), can be reduced with marijuana. The latest research conducted in 2013 on this sub- ject proves that one finds fewer cannabinoids in brains magne- tized by fear and anxiety. The research found that smoking marijuana increases the can- nabinoids in these areas of the brain. The US Department of Health has just approved tests surrounding this subject. In Switzerland alone, a pioneer country in the use of mari- juana for therapeutic purposes, the rate of prison suicide has dropped by 10% since the use of marijuana has been allowed in prisons. 6. Anorexia In France, Dronabinol is an approved drug for the treat- ment of AIDS-related anorexia. Dronabinol contains delta- 9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a cannabis psychotropic. The molecule binds to a canna- binoid receptor, increasing appetite. Some recent studies suggest that the endocannabinoid sys- tem regulates metabolism as well as food intake. More spe- cifically, the results obtained in rats showed that the endocan- nabinoid system is involved in the foraging impulse as well as in the pleasure proven during food intake. In a way, it regu- lates the sensations of wanting and loving to eat… 7. Reducing pain Cannabis acts in the body through two main substances - THC and cannabidiol (CBD). They can have a pain-relieving effect. Thus, in the case of neu- rogenic pain, linked to a lesion or dysfunction of the nervous system (for example shingles, diabetes, cerebrovascular ac- cident or multiple sclerosis), the use of cannabis allows, in approximately one patient out of five, to reduce the intensity of pain by approximately 30%. In cancer-related pain, stud- ies have shown a decrease of at least 30% in about 40% of patients. Researchers at the University of San Diego have shown that "smoked cannabis is generally well tolerated and effective in reducing pain in people who do not respond to other drugs. This is also the case if it is as- sociated with analgesic treat- ment in patients with HIV and predominantly sensitive distal polyneuropathy. 8. Alcohol A study found that drinkers who smoked grass were sig- nificantly less likely to develop liver diseases such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, steatosis and hepa- tocellular carcinoma, including some liver cancers. 9. Sex Having sex while high is a great thing. Cannabis is a natural aphrodisiac and you can find a lot of sexual products contain- ing weed, like lubricants. It allows individuals to be less anxious and more comfortable. Of course, weed is not the magical recipe for anything and everything. There isn't one anyway. But weed can help several people live a better life by many different means. The fact that the study of cannabis has become common again in laboratories after a long period of denial from all over the world is a good thing. Disclaimer: What you have read is not a "pro-weed" arti- cle. It is simply that we see a lot of inconsistency and hypocrisy on this subject, it seems logical to want to restore balance in the conversation about weed. This plant is cool if you do cool stuff with it. So, be nice, take care of your lungs and chill.

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