Top 5 Unknown Facts About Cannabis

After tackling a lot of subjects that deal with moving and physical exercises, let’s chill and talk about Cannabis A.K.A week, pot, Mary jane, herb… Isn’t it the most persecuted plant on earth ?

For decades, cannabis had a bad reputation – it’s still the case in some countries. We’ve heard tons of stories saying that it turns people mad and drives them crazy bla bla bla… Luckily, scientists and research institutes studied this ‘notorious’ plant and made some groundbreaking discoveries.

THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the most recognized element in cannabis. It has a lot of medical benefits even if it’s criticized for causing the high that you feel after hitting the blunt.

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  1. Appetite Stimulant:

For all those who have never smoked weed in their life, when you have a good smoking session, you are ready to eat a whole beef – bones included. This is caused by the THC that has the same impact on healthy and sick individuals. By the way, it has been found that THC can help patients suffering from anorexia with gaining weight.

  1. Prevents The Evolution Of Cancer Cells:

A recent study from the National Cancer Institute showed that the components of the cannabis slow down the development of tumors and kill some cancer cells. It has also the benefit of relieving the drawbacks of chemotherapies like nauseas, and pain.

  1. Helps You Sleep Like a Koala:

Once again, THC is our MVP out here ! Indeed, it has been scientifically proven that it helps both healthy and insomniacs fall asleep faster than usual. When I say that it helps you sleep like a Koala, it’s true. Smoking weed reduces sleep interruptions especially if you’re suffering from sleep apnea.

  1. Reduces Alzheimer’s Symptoms:

Even though you may have heard all that bullsh*t about the negative effects of Mary Jane on your brain, the Scripps Institute – One of the largest biomedical research organizations in the world – found that the THC prevents the Alzheimer disease by blocking its progression.

  1. Glaucoma:

Studies in 70s proved that cannabis can reduce symptoms in glaucoma sufferers. Regarding this subject, it has been well documented and there is not a single research that puts into question the powerful effects of marijuana on people suffering from glaucoma.


If you are looking for more in-depth information about cannabis, its cultivation and consumption, I would definitely advise you this award-winning book by Jorge Cervantes.

The Cannabis Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to Cultivation & Consumption of Medical Marijuana