Marijuana's Top 5 Uses, From Real University Research
And while medical cannabis supporters have argued that the drug is a harmless tool for grandmothers with cancer who want to forget their pain and spark their appetites, there has been plenty of academic research on all the wonderful things weed can do too.
Yeah, we know most of you just make stuff up when you go to the doctor to get your recommendations in this pot shop capital of America, but behold, the bold claims of science when it comes to prime, grade-A bud:
5. Our top 5 marijuana-triggered cures starts with post traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD). The pro-pot folks at the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies think that cannabis "can help reduce PTSD symptoms in fifty veterans with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)," according to a summary of a study approved by the FDA.
What we think: Giving weed of the uber-strong varieties (Michael Phelps, O.G. Kush, Blue Ivy) found in L.A. pot shops will only give veterans flashbacks and unpleasant visions. Really.