Marijuana has set the tongues wagging over the last couple of years.With the seemingly upcoming federal decriminalization of cannabis, people may finally stop being afraid of smoking weed and instead start saying “We love pot!”
However, there are still those people outside. And by those people, I mean folks who don’t puff the stuff and wonder why on earth people smoke weed? Some guys are curious about the side effects of smoking Mary Jane. Others ask “What if marijuana leads you to use hard drugs?”
Well, as an experienced smoker, I can tell you that the only side effect of enjoying MJ is you not giving a single damn about things that shouldn’t even be of your concern. And yes, marijuana often leads me to one very vicious place – the refrigerator. I open it in search of yummy food to conquer my cravings.
Now for the serious part, let’s answer this existential question: WHY DO PEOPLE SMOKE WEED?
It’s a Natural Medicine
Medical marijuana is one of the major reasons why people light up. Many patients gave up their pills and substituted it with medical MJ. No wonder they did! Cannabis was proved to be a pain reliever (CBD) and a cancer killer (THC), and if I were to list each condition that can be cured with marijuana, you would have a long and educational night to spend in front of your computer screen.
This document by The United Patients Group speaks for itself. Now you know why at least some people smoke weed. And what about other reasons?
It Brings Creativity To a Whole New Level
Bob Marley said that when you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself. Well, I couldn’t agree more. Not only does marijuana stir your creativity and helps you think outside the box, but it also improves your cognitive skills. Just think about all these beautiful and spirit-arousing songs that were created under the influence of herb. Then again, do you know how many successful people are cannabis supporters? Bill Gates, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Steve Jobs, Morgan Freeman, Robert Downey Jr. – it’s only a drop in the ocean of geniuses who have strong feelings for the herb.
It Turns Good Food Into a Delicious Feast
Source: Discover Magazine
Speaking of the side effects, smoking weed makes your taste buds so responsive to flavors that each foodie experience – whether it’s eating a juicy chocolate brownie or indulging yourself in local cuisines from all four corners of the world – evolves into a culinary celebration. In case you were worried about gaining some extra pounds because of munchies, there is this study about the weight-loss potential of using cannabis. Nevertheless, keep in mind that all things should be kept in moderation, so you’d better take care of some outdoor activity, too.
It’s Fun… Simple as That
If you’re one of those guys who are vulnerable to stressful situations, marijuana is here to help you. Some people just need to relax and approach their issues with a fresh attitude. Weed is also a fun way to spend time with your friends. If you savor a fun social experience watching movies while high, having a philosophical conversation with one another, or you simply want to admire ambient sounds in the good company, you’ll be the first person to light it and pass it to your buddies.
To cut the long story short, this list of reasons why people smoke weed is only the tip of the iceberg. Regardless of your motivation, it’s best to stop asking and start smoking.