States around the country more than 20 in total have been legalizing medical marijuana. While the benefits of smoking pot may be overstated by advocates of marijuana legalization, the new legalization will help researchers study the drugs’ medicinal uses, and better understand how it impacts the body. Currently only 6% of studies on Marijuana analyze its medicinal properties .

 

1.It can increase creativity

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It increased verbal fluency in low creatives to the same level as that of high creatives. A study in Consciousness and Cognition found that marijuana made people more creative

2.It can help athletes perform better

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Gordy Megroz of Outside conducted his own study after noting the number of athletes who credit marijuana use for increased performance and recovery.

3.It may decrease anxiety.

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Medical marijuana users claim that the drug helps relieve pain and suppress nausea the two main reasons it’s often used to relieve the side effects of chemotherapy.

4.It eases the pain of Multiple Sclerosis.

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Marijuana may ease painful symptoms of multiple sclerosis, a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal in May suggests.

5.It can kill cancer cells

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In what could be a key moment for advocates of legal cannabis, the U.S. government has admitted that the drug can shrink cancer cells.

6.It is far safer alternative to alcohol

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Cannabis could actually be the safest drug available, after a study found it is actually 114 times less deadly than alcohol, according to the journal, Scientific Reports.

7.It protects the brain after a stroke

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Research from the University of Nottingham shows that marijuana may help protect the brain from damage caused by stroke, by reducing the size of the area affected by the stroke

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