If you watch the news or simply pay attention to what’s going on in the world, then chances are that you must’ve heard about cannabis by now. In the United States Cannabis, its uses and its legally is a big deal, so what exactly is cannabis.


Cannabis or simply known as marijuana is a drug plant. Mostly it is used for the Medical or for recreational purposes. There is a big debate about Medical Marijuana and whether it should be used as a regulated drug or a ban should be imposed over it.


But whatever the result might be one thing is clear, that people are using it. statics shows that there are more number of people using cannabis drugs now in 2019 then there ever has been. It is a popular product among students and people who have a tight and hectic work schedule. 


Because of its popularity and frequent use, it has divided masses into 2 sections, one who supports its use and the others who oppose it.


Myths About Cannabis


Its use has become so popular that many myths have been attributed to it, some in favor of it and many against it. There are arguments and logic from both sides, the one who supports its use and the others who oppose it. But usually, it’s the myths that always make the headlines, so let’s debunk those.





This has got to be the most heard and proclaimed myth about cannabis and its users that cannabis cause crimes. The anti-cannabis folks love to exploit the fact that drugs cause and incite violence which leads to crimes. But it’s just simply not true for cannabis,  research has shown that cannabis doesn’t work like any other drug and when it comes to crimes, cannabis’ effects are totally opposite. In reality, in spite of producing aggression in someone, cannabis lowers it down.



Cannabis slows brain cells


Another myth that we get to hear is that cannabis kills brain cells and slower out the ability to think. But it is absolutely wrong.  It is absolutely wrong to say that cannabis kills or slows down a person’s mental cell. However, it is true that its use can affect some people and cause panic, paranoia or fright, but these effects are temporary and fade away when a person gets sober.



Lungs Disease


Before we start, let’s acknowledge the fact that people who use cannabis are likely to inhale less cannabis as compared to the people who smoke. Smoking is an addictive practice that could make a person inhale about 20 cigarettes a day, while on the other hand cannabis is not. A cannabis user will hardly take it twice or thrice a day. so by applying logic, a smoker is at a greater risk than a cannabis user to harm their lungs.



Permanent Addiction


It is also false that cannabis cause addiction, on the other hand, it prevents addiction. Other lethal and harmful drugs are addictive while regular use of Cannabis can kill their addiction and replace them. SO, in fact, it is an addiction killer, not the addiction itself.





It is also a Myth. Cannabis doesn’t cause laziness as it has been proven through scientific research. Cannabis can only relax a person’s muscles by providing him comfort in the brain but it doesn’t even remotely come close to causing laziness.

Alli Isles
Author: Alli Isles

From a young age, I was always curious about the world around me. I loved exploring nature and learning about different plants and their medicinal properties. Little did I know that this curiosity would lead me down a path of becoming an expert in cannabis research and writing. Growing up in a small town, I was always fascinated by the stories my grandfather would tell me about his experiences with cannabis. He would talk about how it helped him manage his chronic pain and how it brought him a sense of peace and relaxation. These stories stayed with me and sparked my interest in the plant. After completing my undergraduate degree in biology, I decided to pursue a master's degree in cannabis research. During my studies, I discovered that cannabis had been used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes, but had been demonized in the 20th century due to political and social factors. I am grateful for the curiosity and passion that led me to become an expert in cannabis research and writing. I hope that my work has helped to change the negative perception of cannabis and has brought awareness to its potential benefits for all.

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