Widespread legalization of cannabis and the enlightenment of the digital age have forever changed the face of cannabis and the people who use it. Gone is the image of the chronically slacking stoner playing video games in their parents’ basements. The increased legitimization of cannabis has shown the world that all kinds of people can enjoy the potential benefits of cannabis; a plant that has been used around the world for centuries for its pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties. Men and women from all kinds of social backgrounds of all kinds of different professions have chosen to ignore the myths, misconceptions and outright lies surrounding cannabis and avail themselves of its potential benefits.
At Trendi, we’re committed to providing the best disposable vape pens and cartridges while adding class and decorum to one of nature’s most miraculous yet misunderstood plants. With this in mind, let’s debunk some of the age-old cannabis myths so that people can make better-informed choices for themselves.
Cannabis Kills Brain Cells
Despite the unfortunate nickname “dope”, scientific studies tell us that cannabis does not kill brain cells. Quite the opposite in fact. The CBD compounds in cannabis may actually have neuro-regenerative properties, helping to build new brain cells rather than killing existing ones.
Cannabis is an addictive gateway drug
Did you get the talk in school from the police officer who stood in front of your class and told you about how cannabis was a highly addictive drug that inevitably served as a gateway to harder drugs like ecstasy, cocaine, methamphetamines, and heroin?
It’s a convenient authoritarian narrative, but not one that bears scrutiny. Do people go from using cannabis to other, harder drugs? Sure. But that the key variable here is the individual user rather than the plant. The truth is that it’s the illegality of drugs and the hard sell tactics of distributors that led to this causality and with widespread decriminalization that is changing rapidly. Interesingly enough, studies suggest that only 9% of cannabis users actually become “addicted”. Even this modest figure is likely inflated in light of the fact that it comprises of individuals who have completed court-ordered addiction treatment for their cannabis use in order to avoid stiffer penalties. There are numerous studies and research of the potential link between using cannabis and lowering opioid addiction; highlighting the rise of cannabis shows a depletion in opioid overdoses and deaths throughout America where there are dispensaries and cannabis is legal.
There’s no such thing as medical marijuana use. People just want to get high
If this were true, there wouldn’t have been an explosion of CBD infused products encompassing everything from tinctures to massage oil and even ice cream. CBD is the compound traditionally associated with the anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties of cannabis while THC is largely responsible for its psychoactive properties.
However, this is somewhat of an oversimplification and studies show that when CBD and THC work together, it creates an “entourage effect” that brings out the best of both. Nonetheless, it’s entirely possible (and even popular) to choose a very low THC strain of cannabis that won’t result in a high.
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