The potential medical applications of cannabis seem boundless—there are an array of terminal and debilitating illnesses that may, in time, be successfully remedied with the plant. However, for those cannabis users who aren’t treating life-threatening diseases and disorders, how does medical marijuana fit into a normal health regimen? More specifically, what sort of role, if any, does cannabis play when it comes to dealing with the common cold and flu?
Almost everyone knows somebody that has been effected by heart disease—statistics show that coronary artery disease is the most fatal disease in the United States. To put this statistic into perspective, on an annual basis, one quarter of all deaths (or 600,000 yearly fatalities) in America are due to heart disorders. For the most part, individuals contract heart disorders due to unhealthy life styles and bad habits including: fatty foods, smoking, drinking, and sloth.
The state of California has the most long-standing, established cannabis-based economies in the entire United States, if not world. Starting back in the 1960’s and 1970’s, Northern California counties such as Humboldt, Mendocino, and Trinity replaced their once booming logging industries with outdoor marijuana farms.