So, today is 4/20, a day that has become famous among marijuana enthusiasts. The reason why this day in April has become synonymous with taking a toke vary, from the trend spurring from students ritualistically smoking at that time to 420 being police code for pot. No matter the reason, this day is surely a day where everyone who likes to do it will partake.
Smoking pot has gotten a bad rap through the years, but according to several sources, the weed actually has many benefits. The National Institutes of Health says people have used it to treat different ailments for at least 3,000 years. The CBD in marijuana has been shown to lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation, treat anxiety disorders, prevent seizures, help people to not relapse into alcohol addiction or into taking more serious drugs. It has helped people undergoing chemotherapy and some studies have even shown that it may be effective against cancer.
The THC is marijuana helps in a lot of ways that the CBD does, as well as enhancing the senses, providing pain relief, increasing appetite, treating PTSD, helping with sleep, easing nausea and more. Of course, it also gets you high.
So, thinking about partaking in the wacky weed? Today is the day to do it. Join your fellow tokers and take a puff and reap the benefits. Please do so responsibly!