Cannabis use study supports legalization for health reasons.

Both Canada and the Unites States voted at the ballots for legalization of cannabis use. There are more state approvals to move forward with medical marijuana.

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There are few studies towards executive function in the brain and its short or long term effects using the cannabis plant.

Recently, a new study was published in Frontiers in Pharmacology – 

Here is an overall cannabis look of where we are at from a health and economic touch points where grass really is greener with a cannabis plant.

Medical marijuana products are more CBD based then THC – Right the legalization throughout Canada and the United States is the type of use of cannabis. recreational or medical marijuana. Although they are derived from the same plant, there are inherent differences that exist between the two. As CBD have healing powers in different forms or with THC as recreational user most seek a mood altering happy place with strong euphoric or mellow states.

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Over the last two decades the potency of THC in recreational marijuana has significantly increased from approximately 4 to 12% between 1995 and 2014 in response to consumer demand. CBD purity now comes in many forms.

CBD has become best known in recent years for its potential to treat those with intractable seizure disorders, specifically in children and its working.

With little studies done on the long term effects, it doesn’t seem to make a difference to families who’s children have stopped seeing seizures when taking edibles.

How CBD is consumed:

  • tincture
  • concentrates
  • medibles


Despite a lack of regulation and medical studies for long term effects to children the impacts are seen with families moving states like Colorado and Washington for easier access to medical marijuana in these forms for children to digest.

As for health related measures as cognitive functions and physical health. A study used a three month baseline study to measure the overall health included with executive functions.

  • Participants overall health improved with reports of significant lower levels of depression and a trend towards improved sleep
  • Reduced uses of pharmaceutical products including sedatives, anti-depressants, muscle-relaxer, including opiates and benzodiazepines.


These studies in place favoring the healing power of medical marijuana, there’s still a lot of questions that remain unanswered. Impact studies have been done with noticeable differences with veterans using it.

Clearly, more research and studies need to be done towards the effects of the plant in healing children.


Overall, these studies suggest that the grass is greener with cannabis. The cannabis economy in both Canada and the Unites States support this rise of use.

As 2017 accounted for close to $7 Billion of sales, 35% increase from 2016 and a projected growth for combined medical and recreational marijuana sales to over $10 billion by 2020. If you add the illicit sale of cannabis in 2017 sales are close $60 Billion.

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This is an industry boom that will stimulate economies and see overwhelming health benefits.The growth for the health benefits, of the marijuana plant will be nothing we’ve ever seen before.

Green is growing into every one’s pockets the battle for the soul of the plant from health to economic benefits will be nothing that we’ve ever seen before. The cannabis plant has many uses as the sun shines on it and people who believe in the health benefits, growing the plant natural use will see green and so will governments as cannabis moves into the retails spotlight with more access to it.

These studies that provide the benefits of cannabis raise more questions that will be a true growing industry, the cannabis growth sciences.  Meanwhile for recreation users it may be turning point as the healing power reins, ask a cancer patient.