Many of us think off the top of our heads some reasons we smoke weed:
- To relax and unwind
- To escape the day-to-day grind of life
- To help us sleep better at night
- To get us through a long shift at work or school
- To feel something that we don’t feel in out everyday lives
When you expand your thought to reasons others might have to smoke weed; you come down to three main reasons,
Social, Medical and Spiritual!
The social use of cannabis includes its use for recreation. Smoking for the high and the euphoria along with socializing, and generally improving quality of leisure activities. Popularized by the 60s 70s and lots of rappers, Weed has quickly become a favorite narcotic for the weary soul trying to have a good time. Most people who use cannabis today do so for this reason.
Similar to most people who use cannabis for Social reasons many also use it to improve their quality of life. Medical use is linked to managing physical and mental problems and to preserving health. Weed has many healing properties:
-antinflamitory : great for treating cronic pain, seizures and Parkinson’s disese.
-phycoactive : great for treating schizophrenia, multiple sclerosis, and anxiety.
In addition to healing the body Cannabis has a rich history of spiritual use; healing the soul.
The use of cannabis for spiritual purposes is called cannabism.
Cannabis is the “sacred herb” and it is used by witches, shamans, priests and others who use it in spiritual ceremonies. (in various religions) Hemp oil is also refenced in the Christian Bible and was used during ceremony or wellness.
Being cited as another entheogens such as psilocybin, LSD, and DMT in spiritual contexts, Marijuana has been referenced as a drug able to break down the barrier between the physical and metaphysical world. People belive this property is a link to a higher conciousness or being.