Lately, marijuana has seen a skyrocketing trend in popularity not only in the U.S but globally as well. With the legal status of the plant taking a major shift in many states and countries, this upward trend in popularity is predicted to continue. Apart from recreational use, cannabis is also used medicinally by millions of people in the United States and around the globe for various health issues. What’s more, it is also available in various kinds and forms of products. Without further delay, here are some reasons why the popularity of marijuana continues to grow.
1. One Plant, Many Products
As opposed to a decade or so where the herb was only available as dried leaves and buds rolled into a joint, marijuana comes in many different forms these days. It is available in edibles, chewable, and vape products such as oils and tinctures. It is also often infused in snacks, beverages, desserts, and even skincare products. Both recreational and medicinal cannabis can be acquired easily online. Also, mail order marijuana services are increasingly common in many parts of the globe, especially the United States and Canada. You don’t have to leave the comfort of your home when ordering marijuana products these days. What’s more, these products are also incredibly affordable, especially now that competition is on the rise among retailers and manufacturers.
2. Increasing Legalization
Over the past few years, the legal status of cannabis has changed in many states. With this, the perception of weed has also changed incredibly. This is, in part, the reason why, as research has discovered, the number of U.S marijuana consumers has increased by more than 200% over the last few years. While medical use of marijuana is legal in many states, a good number of states have also voted that limited recreational use of marijuana be permitted among adults. This has seen a great
3. It is Considered Safer
Smoking marijuana is considered safer than other illegal substances for recreational use. Studies have shown that it is relatively less addictive, and the risks of causing dependence are much lower. This is especially for products containing less THC, the psychoactive (addictive) compound in cannabis that produces a more potent “high”.
4. Medical Benefits
Those who use recreational marijuana do so for one of several reasons. Some take it for fun, whereas others just want to relax. Still, a fair share of users takes it to relieve pain. Other than this, however, marijuana has been proven to provide a plethora of health benefits. Extracted through short path distillation, the main active components of weed, CBD, and THC are largely responsible for these health benefits. For instance, CBD is known to have a boosting effect on the user’s brain, improving its function. On the other hand, THC is known to possess pain-relieving properties and can be a helpful pain reliever when taken in low amounts. In a nutshell, some medical benefits of marijuana include:
- Chronic pain relief
- Helps with weight loss
- Prevent and regulation of diabetes
- Fighting cancer
- Treating depression and anxiety
- May help with alcoholism
Marijuana is all the rage right now in most parts of the world. Business is booming for those in the cannabis market as farmers, manufacturers, and retailers. The above are just a few reasons why cannabis is increasingly becoming popular.