It’s not all bad. Seattle has an incredible program that, instead of incarcerating low level, repeat drug offenders, connects addicts to treatment services. LEAD is a pre-booking diversion program treating addiction as a public health issue. #smallsteps
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Now that several States have successfully legalized weed both for recreational purposes and medical reasons, others states are wondering if they can do the same. In this debate, many are forgetting a crucial argument in favor of marijuana legalization: the health benefits.
As marijuana is a Schedule I controlled substance, it must be tested under the strictest of circumstances. But the (too few) marijuana studies that have been commissioned show great potential for the advancement of medicine, leading notable experts such as CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta to change their mind regarding legalization.
If you are still on the fence about marijuana legalization, here are 10 surprising health benefits to consider.
By Gonzo Man — 5 years ago
There are quite a few natural ingredients that pull double-duty as lube: aloe, coconut oil… and marijuana?
Yes, seriously: Foria Pleasure, a soon-to-be-released ‘pre-lube’ for women is made with cannabis. Why? THC, the main mood-altering chemical in pot, is said to help stressed-out women relax their pelvic muscles, making it easier to get to the Big O.
Is it safe to use on our most sensitive of sensitive areas? Foria Pleasure is also made with one of the safest natural lubricants, coconut oil, but the jury is still out on utilizing cannabis in the bedroom.
“There’s very little research on the safety and effectiveness of products like Foria Pleasure,” says Sara Gottfried, M.D., a Harvard M.D. and OB-GYN. “Some studies show that in animals, cannabis can adversely affect the vagina and uterus, and cause cessation of menstruation.”
Foria Pleasure will be out later this spring, but there’s one very important thing to note before you plan some marijuana-laced nookie: You have to live in a state that allows the legal sale of marijuana for medicinal or recreational use. You must have a medical marijuana card to even try a sample of the new product.
But, does it actually work?
“Some women with tight vaginal muscles anecdotally say that it helps them relax their pelvic tone,” adds Dr. Gottfried, “but data are lacking.”
Think we’ll skip on the vagina-toking for the time being.