If you look two thousand years in the past, you will see that then there were no pharmacies, no drugs, pills and injections. People in the past used organic herbs to heal themselves, they prepared mixtures and drinks from several plant, or their roots and leaves, to improve their health.
Because of its psychoactive constituent tetrahydrocannabinol, cannabis is illegal in most of the countries in the world. Despite its classification as a hard drug, this plant has remarkable positive effects on human health.
Heath benefits are well documented, from depression, anxiety relief, reduced blood pressure, pain alleviation and even glaucoma treatment.
It does not kill brain cells and is not a “gateway” drug – in fact, when pot is more available, studies show that the use of hard drugs like heroin and cocaine actually decreases.