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Walgreens Health Blog Boasts Benefits of Medical Marijuana

Walgreens Health Blog Boasts Benefits of Medical Marijuana

Nowadays it seems riskier than ever for major corporations to take a stand on a hot-button political issue, however Walgreens has opened the door to discussing the positive benefits of medical marijuana on its health and wellness blog.

While the company hasn’t come right out and said, “We support medical marijuana,” its post titled “Clarifying Clinical Cannabis” lists its many health benefits, providing readers with a perceived alternative to traditional pain medication and treatments.

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How Marijuana Is Making You a Healthier Person

How Marijuana Is Making You a Healthier Person

I’m sure you’ve all heard the rumors that pot smokers tend to have healthier figures than their sober counterparts. Guess what? It’s true! A study published in the American Journal of Medicine found that on average marijuana fanatics have a 7% lower body mass index and a 4% smaller waistline. No wonder we look so good.

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Stop Calling Marijuana a Drug

Stop Calling Marijuana a Drug

In its widest definition, a drug is a chemical substance that changes how the body operates, garnering a biological effect that deviates from "normal." Now, normal is a hard to thing to define. Medically speaking, normal might be considered as everyone but the last few percentage of the population on either side of the spectrum. Tall and skinny, short and fat — there is quite the disparity between friends and even relatives. So if someone needs to go through a process in order to eat or sleep "normally," it is not fair to call them drug users.

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Medical Marijuana Increases Addiction?

Could Medical Marijuana Users Become Addicted?

A recent article in the Chicago Tribune poses the question, "Could medical marijuana users become addicted to pot?" I am here to tell you no, idiot, medical marijuana poses the same threat to your addiction-prone self as "turning into an absolute monster" when forgoing a morning meditation and your post-savasana acai bowl breakfast. Addiction is defined as the compulsion to engage in rewarding stimuli, often while forsaking responsibilities like work, relationships, and even one's health.