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Why the Las Vegas Population is Turning to Medical Marijuana

The people of Las Vegas, by their very nature are pretty open minded. Open to taking on new ideas and less attached to preconceptions, and this is why they are becoming happier and healthier through the use of medical marijuana.

There has long been research suggesting that cannabis has health benefits –  in fact there is evidence dating back to ancient times. However, cannabis has also been outlawed for a long time – somewhat surprisingly due to the fact that the consequences of cannabis consumption seems to be a lot less drastic than other legal drugs such as cigarettes and alcohol, for example.

Thankfully now, the world is beginning to see the consumption of cannabis for what it really is, and almost every day, science is discovering new health benefits of marijuana consumption. Since the change in the laws and the polls, when Nevadans voted Yes on question 2, the lawful buying of cannabis in Las Vegas has steadily risen.

The mindset of most people in Vegas means that they are more open to “alternative medicines” and therefore enjoying the medicinal benefits of cannabis quicker than other communities, who tend to still believe some misconceptions about medical marijuana.

The Health Benefits

There has been a lot of research done in recent years into the medicinal benefits to marijuana, and new benefits are being discovered all the time. Aside from the fact that marijuana can help you to relax, lowering stress levels and helping you to sleep (which are very useful in maintaining our overall well-being) there are many other health benefits which can be associated with consuming marijuana. These include:

  • Helping to cure glaucoma by reducing the pressure within the eye
  • Opens up the lungs and increasing lung capacity, helping to protect the lungs during cigarette smoking
  • Binding brain cells to help to control epileptic seizures
  • Potentially can stop cancer cells from spreading or even destroy them
  • Relieving anxiety
  • Possibly slowing down the development of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Lessening the pain from chronic diseases such as multiple sclerosis and chronic arthritis
  • Helping to balance your metabolism
  • Protecting the brain after a stroke
  • Helping to cut the side effects from chemotherapy
  • Can help people to come of hard drugs or alcohol

There are many other health benefits to marijuana that the people of Las Vegas – and other areas where it is legal – are beginning to enjoy.

Las Vegas

Due to the nature of a lot of the industry in Las Vegas, the “sin city” is well set up to cope with a legal marijuana boom. Not just in the way that people are prepared psychologically for it, but by the way that businesses are used to working with heightened security, dealing with people wanting to make the most of a little extra freedom, and receiving people from the world over looking for a good time.

When you weigh up the medicinal benefits of cannabis, the people who are in Las Vegas, and the infrastructure that is already here, it is no wonder that we are seeing the pot industry in Vegas booming. And as it all becomes better accepted, it is obvious that the marijuana industry will only grow from strength to strength.

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