If there was proof that smoking marijuana regulates insulin and blood sugar levels in your body would you smoke pot? What if I said it can also help with weight loss? Researchers say smokers have smaller waistlines and lower cholesterol levels. So would you cross any pre-conceived lines you may already posses and either partake yourself or recommend smoking to your friends or family – your own grown children?
According to a published study Wednesday the American Journal of Medicine people who smoke marijuana have been found to have much lower rates of diabetes and obesity than people who do not. This isn’t the first time research has shown marijuana smokers usually weighed less and had less rates of diabetes. In 2011 University of Nebraska, the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and the Harvard School of Public Health did a study to test marijuana’s impact on insulin and blood sugar levels and came to these same conclusions.
TheAtlantic stated that marijuana smokers we’re found to have much higher rates of the good kind of cholesterol which is also known as HDL. These reports say marijuana some how helps the regulation of insulin in the body and researchers say these findings help explain why marijuana smokers have a smaller rate of diabetes.
Smoking pot has always been a No No in my house or even my vicinity. I’ve personally never crossed that line but this isn’t the first time I’ve seen this topic come up which makes me wonder; would I cross the line for health.
On the one hand I think saying No right off is really just an irrational response to the fact that it’s ingrained in me that pot is illegal, in Texas. Plus my siblings have been long time smokers – and not for medical reasons. Because of this I have an even stronger conviction against smoking pot. My mind says it’s an illegal drug for a reason so I find it very hard to seriously consider crossing over to the “stoners” side. I compare my feelings to that of an alcoholic’s family – watching a loved one’s up/down battle is painful. Maybe that explains my hesitance in joining a group I’ve never condoned – but then I don’t want to be hypocritical either.
Weed Day or not I have this notion that smoking pot tends to make your mind mush maybe not literally but then again the long term effects of smoking cannabis have been debated many times. Luckily I’m not diabetic however I am fighting the battle of the bulge so I have to ask myself, would I cross the line .. I seriously just don’t know.
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