Thanksgiving is a time of year to gather with family and friends to celebrate everything we’re thankful for. In the everyday hustle, we often forget the countless blessings we have in our lives. Clean air, fresh water, our health, our homes…and of course legal cannabis available in many parts of the country.
We’re beyond thankful marijuana is legal, which is why we’re sharing three of our favorite reasons to be grateful for ganja this Thanksgiving.
3 Reasons We’re Thankful for Marijuana this Thanksgiving Holiday
1. It’s Saving People’s Lives
Medical marijuana has been a miracle to many. The parents who have children with epilepsy, the people who have found complete cancer remission, the relief from chronic conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. A study by the University of Indiana even estimates that if cannabis was made legal nationally for medical use, it could save some 50,000 lives. The study also revealed that “cannabis use appears to prevent approximately 17,400 to 38,500 premature deaths annually.” Absolutely something to be thankful for.
2. It Offers All-Natural Relief from Countless Conditions
From pain relief and a muscle relaxant to helping people overcome anxiety and insomnia, cannabis has shown to offer all-natural relief to countless conditions. Medical marijuana is so effective in fighting pain, it’s also believed it could help end the opioid epidemic that is destroying countless lives across our country. Not only good for pain, but could be used in place of deadly opiate pain medications. Two reasons right there to be eternally grateful cannabis is legal for medicinal use in many states across the US.
3. More People are in Favor of Legalization Than Ever Before
For years, marijuana was seen as a dangerous substance that destroyed lives. It was “the gateway drug,” responsible for turning people onto other substances like alcohol, meth, cocaine, and PCP. Reefer Madness propaganda was drilled into the heads of millions, making marijuana out to be everything the plant is not.
These days however, are over. Marijuana legalization isn’t just sweeping the United States, it’s gone global. More Americans are in favor of legal marijuana than ever before, and countries we never thought would legalize marijuana are passing medical mandates. It truly is a time to rejoice how far cannabis has come, and be thankful that more people support it now more than ever.
There’s also the fact that the cannabis plant even exists at all. Ever thought about how life would be without this miracle we typically don’t stop to think twice about? We’re blessed with this plant. And this Thanksgiving, we’re offering our gratitude to this sacred plant that, according to Bob Marley, truly is the “healing of the nations.”