The prior illnesses and diseases listed are all serious. But there is one silent killer that devastatingly affects an immense number of individuals. That silent killer is depression. The constant sadness, anxiety, confusion, fatigue and loneliness that depressed individuals go through on a daily basis is reason for many tragic deaths around the world. However, just like marijuana is known for treating the likes of cancer, asthma and Alzheimer’s, it is also known for its positive effects on depression.
Innumerable depressed individuals go through constant anxiety. Just think of the nervousness, tiredness, shortness of breath, and all-out unease that an anxious person goes through so often. Now picture that nervousness turning into relaxation. All of a sudden, one can breathe easier and calmer. The anxiety that once tormented the individual now seems non-existent. This is just one of the positives that marijuana can have on the depressed.
Many seem to think that marijuana makes one just want to sit around watching cartoons while chomping down every snack in sight, but that is not always the case. Many times, marijuana will repress that sleepiness and tiredness that a depressed person goes though on a constant basis and that feeling of wanting to lay in bed all day turns into wanting to step outside for fresh air.
Another benefit is the euphoric symptoms that marijuana causes. They are known for uplifting the individual and making a usually down, desolated person come to life. It is no surprise that a person that is locked in depression is far from the “euphoric”, inspiring feeling.
Depression is no joke. It leads to a life of despair and it is one of the most difficult disorders a person can go through. If used correctly and moderately as a medicinal drug, marijuana can aid in helping cure some of those negative symptoms caused by it.