Something I have observed is that I used to drink alcohol daily. Now I don’t. I’m not sure if it was personality changes or my brain just wanting something, but either way the vape feels way healthier for my body than drinking. I can’t believe I used to drink every day, alcohol is crazy bad for your body.
I think marijuana helps me cope a lot with life. When I don’t vape, stress builds up in my life. I think I do have ways of processing stress without the help of any substances, but I’ve found that even when I’m using much less, some marijuana on the weekends helps me process my stress, chill out, sometimes cry, and get past the hard parts of life.
For everyone out there that still believes the crazy stories about marijuana that many of us (myself included) were told, don’t believe that stuff. Like alcohol, marijuana offers the potential for abuse. But it’s not the devil substance so much propaganda has taught us.
Ideally I wouldn't be drinking or smoking, but there's this urge inside of me that just makes me need to do something to change my cognition.
Smoking marijuana for 11 years is a long-term habit. I, personally, wouldn't expect to just be able to stop and not have something else to fill the gap that used to be filled by cannabis. To me, it totally makes sense that you're now drinking every night. Have you tried tapering off of alcohol slowly? I have an extremely addictive personality and whenever I have had to quit a substance (tobacco, caffeine, etc), slowly tapering has been the most effective method for me. Rather than suddenly opening a large habitual gap, it slowly shrinks the gap and allows me to acclimate gradually.
I think the danger with many psychoactive substances is the diminishing ability to judge what "normal" is. And that applies to all sorts of stuff, legal and not.
Might be worth considering removing the crutches for a couple of months, dealing with life head-on, and seeing if it's really so bad.
The title of the article states the facts, and how the fact came to be has not yet been tested.
“Although laboratory experiments suggest it is possible that some substances used in Ayurveda might be developed into effective treatments, there is no scientific evidence that any are effective as currently practiced. Ayurveda medicine is considered pseudoscientific.”
Obviously the practice of Ayurveda isn't scientifically based. But there is plenty of scientific evidence that the herbs used in Ayurveda are effective.(not necessarily at everything but certainly for some things)
Except that isn't even accurate analysis of what's going on, because tons of ayurvedic herbs HAVE been studied and they have been found to have powerful effects. Check examine.com for like the top 10 most prescribed ayuverdic herbs and you'll find a wealth of proven biologic activity and pharmacologic activity.
That or you have fourty years of urban legends and billions who believe it without checking any facts.
Second. You know what studied and proven to be effective plants and herbs are called? Drugs/medicine.
Someone wants a cup of tea?
So that blows this argument out of the water. Cause it's not actually a risk.
Analysis of the semen samples showed that men who had smoked marijuana had average sperm concentrations of 62.7 million sperm per millilitre (million/mL). Those who had never smoked a joint had an average count of 45.4 million/mL.
This study was simply a self-reported survey attempting to correlate past marijuana abuse with sperm counts, making it hard to control a number of factors such as honesty of self-reporting, exact historical use patterns, and representativity (the fact that 55% of respondents used an illegal drug when no attempt was made to generate such a high figure, when only 9.4% of the >12yo American population uses any illegal drugs, should be a warning that there may be external correlating factors not controlled for) of the general population. Most importantly, though, the study didn't actually measure the marijuana used, because it's an observational study and it's just measuring past use. You'd need to get the UMiss official research marijuana, and use a fixed dosing protocol over the interventional group, to make a claim about how much sperm counts increased as a result of marijuana use.
As the study notes, it's equally possible that high testosterone levels may predispose one to marijuana abuse, or that there is no causal link at all. Interesting and valid paper, but it does not justify any claims of A increasing B.
> "illegal drug"
Holy fucking bias.
1) There's nothing to support that the study participants were abusing marijuana
2) Medical marijuana was legalized in California in 1996 and numerous other states until recreational legalization began in 2012. This study was conducted from 2000 - 2017 so it stands to reason that many of these users were completely legal under their state jurisdiction at the time. Obviously it's been illegal on a federal level the entire time.
3) The 55% is the percentage that had ever used it. A study by the National Institute of Health  conducted in 2017 found that 45.20% of the 12yr+ respondents said they had used it at least once in their lifetime (and 52.7% of the 18-26 cohort).
I'm not even here to defend whether or not this study in particular is rigorous or not, but you need to drop the 1971 War on Drugs propaganda.
2) MA legalized medical usage in 2013.
3) "Drug abuse" has nothing to do with the legality of the substance. It's whether or not the substance impairs the individual and that it was used for non-medicinal purposes.
Maybe Marlene Mortler will agree with you, but that's a ridiculous statement.
Do you think that middle aged men without children smoke weed at the same rate as the group you described?
All of them belonged to couples seeking help with conception from a fertility clinic."
As science moves forward, we will continue to restudy and discover more and more bad science.
* Drinking coffee 3 times a day is good for heart.
* Smoking cigarette can help in weight loss.
* Eating caveman's diet in modern era will help in healthy life.
Who is sponsoring these research? Makers of these products?