#5.) Helps Treat PTSD
It’s estimated that 8 percent of Americans (24.4 million people) currently suffer from PTSD. To put things into perspective, this number is equal to the size of Texas.
PTSD can include symptoms such as agitation, severe anxiety, depression insomnia, nightmares, and social isolation – it can be a crippling condition.
Yet, THC has shown to be a highly effective treatment option. Some psychiatrist say that THC-rich cannabis is the only treatment. In fact, studies have confirmed that THC eases a variety of PTSD-related symptoms including agitation, depression insomnia, flashbacks, and nightmares.
This means that for those suffering from PTSD, they can finally get the peaceful sleep they need to heal and regain balance in their lives. All they need is access to safe cannabis and guidance on how to best implement it into their lives.
#6.) Promotes Brain Growth
Believe it or not, the medical benefits of THC for the brain may be even bigger than we thought. Not only does THC protect brain cells, it also stimulates brain growth.
How does it work?
THC activates the “CB1 receptor” in our brains. This stimulation promotes a process known as long-term potentiation which improves the brain’s ability to learn.
Scientists also discovered that like CBD, THC causes brain cells in the hippocampus to grow.
Some research even suggests that THC can protect spatial memories.
This is why small doses of cannabis can treat or even prevent diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
If that weren’t enough, we also have a study showing people with THC in their systems are 80% more likely to survive head trauma!