Many people are convinced that Marijuana causes brain damage with use over time. Which in turn ends up making them overly silly, lazy and dumb. But in reality this is all propaganda that pours out of government officials and paid doctors mouths.
The chemical in marijuana is known as Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. This chemical compound binds to the endogenous cannabinoid neurotransmitter, anandamide. Marijuana stimulates the alpha-wave activity in the brain, which produces a deep meditative, euphoric and relaxed state. This also sets the stage for profound creativity and pain relief. This stimulation in the brain unlike alcohol or other hard drugs, will not kill or wear out brain cells. While it is true that marijuana temporarily impairs short-term memory, once the high fades your short-term memory will be back to normal again.
Out of all the clinical studies in the past none of them showed evidence that marijuana causes brain damage. Unfortunately, there needs to be more clinical studies that are un-biased on the positive effects of marijuana on the brain. In 1977 the American Medical Association officially announced its support for the decriminalization of marijuana in the United States.
Medical marijuana has a wide spectrum of uses that help people cope on a daily basis. Cancer patients use the drug to stimulate their appetite, stop pain, slow down tumor growth, and boost their immune system after aggressive chemo treatments. Non-cancer patients use the drug as an effective measure against migraines, insomnia, anxiety, chronic pain, nausea, glaucoma, rheumatoid arthritis, debilitating medical conditions, muscle spasms, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, menstrual cramps, depression, mood disorders, drug/alcohol addiction and AIDS. Marijuana is one of the safest known substances to man and you cannot overdose or become addicted to it. The minimal side effects marijuana produces such as cottonmouth or hunger are trivial when compared to the side effects of the prescription pill industry.
Alot of research is funded by the government or other authority figures that do not condone the legalization of marijuana. What does this mean? They pay the doctors very good money to either blatantly lie or tweak the studies so that the results are in their favor. If you are read a study on medical marijuana, see who funded the study before you believe everything that it says. Also do not believe every article on the internet that you read they can be just as bias if not worse. Research, research, research and then come to your own conclusion. That is what I did before I traveled down the path of medical marijuana.