Weed gets a lot of unfair flack. People who smoke cannabis are often stereotyped as being lazy and dumb. Naysayers even claim it’s bad for your health and makes your memory terrible. Really, weed doesn’t make you a bad person at all. Nor does it make your life worse for wear. It actually makes you a better person. Here are five ways…
5. Weed Lets You Relax and Focus on the Good Things in Life
There’s a reason Bob Marley wrote so many feel-good songs. Weed just makes you happy! And life is hard. Sometimes it’s unbearably hard. But with cannabis, things don’t always seem so serious. When you smoke some good bud or eat an edible, THC and CBD work on your body’s natural chemical receptors, called endocannabinoids. These chemicals help keep your appetite, energy levels, and mood high. They also regulate sleep and help ease pain and tension. THC gives you the feel-good “high,” while CBD does not. But both are very good for your brain and body. And if you’re relaxed and in a good mood, you’re more likely to be generous and kind to other people, and a better person overall. You’re also able to learn better and take in more of the world around you.
4. Weed Brings Out Your Creative Side
Ask any artist who enjoys cannabis, and they’ll likely let you in on a little secret muse: weed! Studies show that cannabis boosts creativity in the brain, as it helps us make connections between concepts we might otherwise not make. It’s why when you’re super stoned, you start a lot to sound like Badger in Breaking Bad reciting his own personal Star Trek script. While most think of creativity as something that only applies to artsy types, it’s an important area to develop for everyone. Creativity is great for problem-solving, thinking on your feet, and generally finding new solutions to everyday problems.
3. Weed Makes You Friendlier
There’s a reason smoke circles are so popular. When people smoke, they loosen up and lose some of their social inhibitions. Not only is smoking a calming activity, it’s a very social one, and a great way to meet new friends in a no-pressure environment. In fact, cannabis has been found to be a great remedy for social anxiety, a common disorder that keeps a lot of people isolated. And the calmer and centered you are, the more you’re willing to share. Heck, even the characters from The Breakfast Club finally had their big bonding moment over weed.
2. Weed Can Make You More Productive
Contrary to popular belief, a healthy dose of cannabis will not make you a lazy slug. Sure, you can get really stoned and go into couch-lock. And there’s nothing wronSg with that every now and then. But most cannabis consumers find that with a boost in mood comes a boost in productivity. After all, a relaxed mind is a productive mind! Also, weed can really help you focus. When you aren’t so distracted by everything else, you can really work hard on what’s in front of you. It also works as a fabulous after-work reward, when some of our best ideas are thought of. Keep in mind that to be a totally successful stoner, you have to know your limits and which strains work best for you.
1. Weed Makes You a Better Lover
Many cannabis enthusiasts rave that sex is just way better with weed. Not only does it open you up to trying new things in the bedroom, it increases your sensitivity to touch and taste. Sensations feel stronger and more pronounced. Emotions can be heightened, and bonds can feel stronger than ever. Best of all, studies have found that weed increases your libido. For women especially, weed can help relax your muscles and guide you on your journey to orgasm. As if you really needed another reason to enjoy weed.