Marijuana, also known as cannabis, is one of the most therapeutic plants in the world. It transcends different levels of ailments from physical pain to mental health issues, emotional problems, and even the sickness of the soul. It really is nothing short of a miraculous plant. No wonder it has been villainized for the longest time. You can say that the acceptance of cannabis use can change a lot of things in the world, including the economy.
The internet is playing a huge role in the “demystification” of cannabis, though, and we see the modern world opening up to marijuana like never before. Efficient information dissemination has been crucial in cleaning the cannabis’ bad rep these past few years, which lead to waves of marijuana legalization all around the globe.
People are slowly remembering the value of the cannabis plant, not as a recreational drug but as a potent medicinal herb. We say “remembering” because our ancestors have already recognized this in the past, but as years passed and as the tobacco and pharmaceutical industries boomed, marijuana has been unjustly shelved as just that—a harmful and scary drug; a substance that anyone should steer clear of.
If Marijuana Is so Medicinal, Is It Really Okay for Me to Take It Regularly?
We can talk about the politics of cannabis all day, but what we’re really here for is to answer this important question: if marijuana is so medicinal, is it okay to take it regularly?
There are different levels that one can address this question, so allow us to go through these different layers to try and answer this multi-faceted question with all our best. We’ve already hinted at what these levels are above, so let’s just go through them again.
On a Physical Level
First of all, allow us to just address one issue before we go any further: overdosing. Can one really overdose on cannabis? Honestly, no. There are a lot of different marijuana strains, and all these strains have a different effect on the person taking it.
The effects and potency will also depend on the method of taking it (for example, edibles versus vaping), as well as the current state of the person during his or her pot session (is the person happy and currently in a quiet environment, or is he depressed while watching a heavy metal concert?). All these factors make up the type of experience you can expect from cannabis.
Then again, in the end, we can confidently say one thing: no one has ever died of overdosing on cannabis yet. To potentially threaten your life, you should be able to ingest a huge amount of cannabis in a short amount of time, which is simply close to impossible. In fact, before you even reach that state, you have probably already fallen into a deep, restful slumber.
Anyway, having said that, it doesn’t mean that there are no health risks involved if you do decide to take marijuana daily. According to an article published by Global News Canada, it will boil down to two factors: your age and the method of your cannabis consumption.
Your Age and Your Intake Method Plays a Crucial Role!
As it turns out, cannabis is not recommended for people with still-developing brains (young people aged 21 years old and below). That’s because it can mess up the last few years of their mind’s development.
Meanwhile, another factor to consider is whether you’re smoking it or not. Smoking is always harmful to one’s respiratory health, regardless of what substance he is consuming. This is due to the harmful elements produced by the process of combustion.
On a Mental Level
Let us now move on to the next level: our mind. Cannabis has undoubtedly potent psychoactive components like the ever-magical THC. This doesn’t mean, though, that its partner component, CBD, doesn’t have anything in store for our mental health, because it does.
As for taking cannabis regularly for mental health issues, your current mental state will actually dictate that. We recommend consulting a professional if you’re planning on taking cannabis as a therapeutic aid in your current condition.
Just know that as you take it regularly, the more that your mind will get used to it as well. There is a huge possibility that your dosage will increase over time if you don’t seek professional help and do counseling together with your cannabis “supplement.”
On an Emotional Level
Cannabis can also help us deal with personal issues. Most references out there combine emotional health with mental health, but for the purposes of this article, we are going to refer to them as two different levels.
We simply recognize that there are times that you’re overwhelmingly depressed not because you have a mental issue, but you simply got your heart broken recently. It’s a normal process of life to be hurt every once in a while. These are also time times when some of us increase our cannabis dosage or frequency, though.
Based on our personal experience, yes, cannabis can definitely help you to sort out your emotions. It can help you meditate on them (more on this later), increase your creativity, and shift your focus towards more productive things. Ultimately, these would allow you to just let go.
However, as we have mentioned earlier, we recommend seeking the proper balance on how you take cannabis for it not to lose its efficiency.
On a Spiritual Level
Finally, some people take marijuana regularly for its spiritual aspect. Cannabis can help you in your meditation practice, straightening out your energies, and even heightening your frequency. This, of course, depends on the spiritual practice of a person.
We personally don’t see anything wrong with this because if you’re truly taking marijuana for spiritual purposes, then it lowers the risk of constantly increasing its dosage. The frequency all throughout the day is also reduced (as there are daily users who take marijuana multiple times daily).
The Bottom Line
In the end, we honestly believe that marijuana is a great plant that can support you through all the aspects of life. However, as with all types of potent medicine, taking it will require a great deal of discipline and responsibility.
Take a look at it this way: if it worked for you the first time, you don’t want to overuse it and lessen its effect, right? After all, you want it to work every single time. By increasing the frequency, you will also be coincidentally building your body’s immunity to its properties, making it less efficient in time—something that we won’t want you to experience.
That’s why we really recommend spacing out your intake and taking it only as needed, and of course, for the sake of your lungs, don’t smoke it. If you really want to feel the “soul” of cannabis passing through your body as you breathe, vape it instead.