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|Re: Diary Of An Anonymous Corper by badohemmy(m): 7:05am On Mar 19, 2018
This is not meant to encourage smoking, but to Ansa ur question... Everything has it's disadvantage as well as advantage. Don't blame MaryJuana, blame it's abuserz..
Anti-drug activists think that a few puffs on a joint will turn you into a red-eyed, unemployed psychopath – probably for life.
But is marijuana actually that bad for you?
With several American states having decriminalised the herb for personal use, scientists have suddenly had the chance to see what cannabis actually does on a mass scale.
And guess what? Cannabis actually has some VERY surprising health benefits. Here’s a few.
MORE: It turns out weed might be a performance enhancing drug
1) Smoking weed makes you thinner – or at least less likely to be obese
You might not think it after you’ve watched a munchie-struck stoner devour an entire KFC family bucket in one go, but dope smokers are less likely to be obese.
A study in the journal Obesity found that regular weed smokers are less likely to be obese than non-smokers.
The researchers from Conference of Quebec University Health Centers looked at 700 adults aged 18-74 – and found that cannabis users tend to have low body mass index scores (often taken as a sign of good health).
People with low BMIs tend to have less body fats and tend to be at lower risk for diabetes.
2) Marijuana can actually improve lung function
Smoking weed isn’t actually that bad for your lungs, and smokers actually have improved lung function when compared to both cigarette smokers – and people who have never smoked either.
The researchers, writing in the Journal of the American Medical Association, say that the big drags taken by weed smokers may actually ‘train’ lungs to be more efficient.
3) It can increase creativity
A 2012 study in Consciousness and Cognition found that marijuana made people more creative – at least in terms of how well they used language.
The researchers said, ‘We investigated the effects of cannabis smoked naturalistically on schizotypy and divergent thinking, a measure of creativity.
‘One hundred and sixty cannabis users were tested on 1 day when sober and another day when intoxicated with cannabis.
‘Cannabis increased verbal fluency in low creatives to the same level as that of high creatives.’
4) Weed can help athletes perform better
Gordy Megroz of Outside conducted his own study after noting the number of athletes who credit marijuana use for increased performance and recovery.
And however unscientific you deem his little self-experiment to be, he found that he performed better on the treadmill and was less sore after a heavy squat session.
‘I do a heavy squat session while high, which would normally leave me sore for two days, but I’m surprisingly fresh 24 hours later,’ he wrote.
‘Even when not stoned, other aches and pains seem to dissipate, too.
‘Studies have shown that the drug has an anti-inflammatory effect, which is one reason why medical marijuana is so prevalent.’
Because of marijuana’s illegality in most places, hard research is still hard to come by.
5) Cannabis can kill cancer cells
In what could be a key moment for advocates of legal cannabis, the U.S. government has admitted that the drug can shrink cancer cells.
In a page of official government advice, the U.S. government now says,, ‘Cannabis has been shown to kill cancer cells in the laboratory.’
The site says that the effect has so far been seen in rodent studies, and cautions, ‘At this time, there is not enough evidence to recommend that patients inhale or ingest Cannabis as a treatment for cancer-related symptoms or side effects of cancer therapy.’
Cancer Research UK warns patients that so far, there is no evidence that cannabis extracts can be used as a treatment.
6) It’s a far safer alternative to alcohol – in fact, it’s 114 times safer
Cannabis could actually be the safest drug available, after a study found it is actually 114 times less deadly than alcohol, according to the journal, Scientific Reports.
The reports ‘ authors studied the effects of alcohol, heroin, cocaine, tobacco, ecstasy, crystal meth and cannabis.
7) Smoking weed can help you give up heroin
Smoking weed helps patients give up opiates such as heroin, a new study has found.
Researchers at Columbia University monitored patients undergoing treatment for opiate addiction – and found that patients who smoked weed were more able to sleep, less anxious, and more likely to complete their course.
The researchers also found that dosing patients with dronabinol – a drug consisting of the ‘active’ ingredient in cannabis, THC – helped with withdrawal symptoms.
High Times also points out that opiate-related deaths have dropped in American states which have legalised the recreational use of marijuana.
|Re: Diary Of An Anonymous Corper by Adesina12: 10:38am On Mar 19, 2018
Thanks badohemmy for the great research work
Sweet popcorn for you
|Re: Diary Of An Anonymous Corper by Genazib: 8:59am On Mar 20, 2018
Ghost seriously u are a good writer.. Port Harcourt representing......
|Re: Diary Of An Anonymous Corper by Nobody: 5:50pm On Mar 21, 2018
Gh0st I thought am the only one going to hell.
Smoke puff mix and eat mj
Though am not a virgin,am a legal p.ornstar
|Re: Diary Of An Anonymous Corper by olite93(m): 8:29am On Mar 22, 2018
Check google.... Since i found out the benefits of weed outweighs the bad, I'm not stopping.... You won't believe its unlimited benefits... Pls mk sure u r above teenage age before u start cos dats were addiction is easy to grip u or most side effects....
|Re: Diary Of An Anonymous Corper by Adesina12: 11:05am On Mar 22, 2018
I beg don't burn your lung and heart ooooo
Remember...Smokers are liable to die young
|Re: Diary Of An Anonymous Corper by Nobody: 11:11am On Mar 22, 2018
Adesina12:when smoked. Weed is better and harmless wen taken raw
|Re: Diary Of An Anonymous Corper by olite93(m): 1:05pm On Mar 22, 2018
Lol.... Check google.... It improves lungs functions it dnt destroy yur lungs... Smoking tobacco does... Tobacco smokers r liable to die young not me. I'm as healthy as the word itself
|Re: Diary Of An Anonymous Corper by Nobody: 2:08pm On Mar 22, 2018
olite93:lol see how you Clearly justify the asertion.
I agree with you but don't you think it better taken raw inside ur food than smoking it.I meaan it increases the potency.
The lung don't really need much smoke.
As for tobacco,it a No No for both!
|Re: Diary Of An Anonymous Corper by olite93(m): 6:07pm On Mar 22, 2018
Yes cooking increases its potency but i enjoy smoking with my brown rizzler or strawberry rizzler.... I love to smoke it... Cooking with it changes the food taste making me not eat much....
|Re: Diary Of An Anonymous Corper by gh0sts: 10:15pm On Mar 24, 2018
Sorry that I have not written in a while. I was going to say I was really busy just to make my excuse sound a little bit fancy, but then, I'd be kidding myself. I've been suffering from the very infamous writers block. Often times I've opened my diary app on my phone. But then, I'd just stare at it for a few seconds and go off the app. Promising myself that I'd return in the evening to write. That's where procrastination hits me the most.
So, from last time. Remember, how I really wanted to call Boss when I did not see him on Friday? I wish I did. I left that Friday without calling him and I would have loved to say I regret it. But I don't. I just feel sorry for my cut salary. I had finished my promo very early that day because of the crowd. A former famous senator had died and his burial blew up the town. The place was over pouring with people...I don't do well with crowd, it almost always gives me a nervous breakdown. Usually when I'm done with my promo, I sit down and keep pushing my brand or just help with servicing customers until it 9pm. But that doesn't come easy. The customers will complain and cuss constantly because I had exhausted the scratch panel for that day...they'll ask me why I was still there...like I was becoming a nuisance, why I couldn't wait for them and so many other things. I'd keep apologizing until I run out of sorrys to give.
That Friday was no different. When I finished with my scratch panel that night, the complains and cuss doubled. My shirt gave me up always, instantly. I needed to leave before some drunk fu*k annoys me...or I annoy some drunk fu*k. I should have called Boss or my supervisor. But I didn't...my phone phobia wouldn't let me. I waited a while. When it got to 8.30, I patted myself on the back for the strength to shake off all those peoples negativity especially with my cramps. I picked up my bag, my self and left.
By Sunday I got the gist from the owner of my outlet. Boss came soon after I left. He was pissed because our brand wasn't really moving as it should. My salary had been slashed. I couldn't even get angry as she told me...I just laughed and started my work for that day. Boss came later and told me the same thing...how I wasn't sad or angry about my cut salary is still a mystery to me. I apologized, nodded and went to continue with my work. I knew I was wrong though and it's probably why I wasn't feeling any emotions about the news. But I can't help but think; ' if only I had called '. And because of that when I heard that he was sick, I did not hesitate one bit to call him...in fact, the speed I used was faster than the speed of light.
A few days back, I decided to go for rural rugged. I had never attended one and this was going to be the last one before I passed out. I had a lot of set backs. First, I was going to leave my comfort zone, which is the biggest issue. Then, for someone that doesn't even like the normal, usual corporate service (church ) trying to go rugged. I was almost beginning to doubt myself. If not for my determination, I probably would have not gone because the rural rugged takes place over the weekend and I have to work both on Friday and Sunday...yes! I'll praise myself. I told the NCCF president that I'd meet them up on Saturday morning...I could hear the surprise on his voice when I called that morning to ask for directions. And the surprise on their faces when I finally got there.
Kattar is a very small, and very remote village in Langtang North. We passed through an actual real Savannah...I was scared at a point. No signs of human living at all. Just grasses and shrubs and lots of cacti. The tallest trees I saw were mango trees, with branches almost touching the floor. Providing one of the best forms of shade. We rode passed a path that looked like dried river. The sand formation made it look like there was a river there that probably dried up because of the heat. I was confused when I saw people moulding blocks on the sand and some girls and women with clothes in buckets and empty basins. I began to search for water. Then I saw it. They dug the ground before they had access to water. Reminded me immediately of Ishmael in the bible. From the river to where there were houses was miles away. To see a house made from cement was like searching for a helicopter in Langtang. Even the school where we camped was a combination of mud and cement buildings.
We washed the hair of the children, plait, barbed, counselled, prayed, evangelised, shared clothes and drugs. It was a beautiful experience to be part of and I enjoyed every bit of it. I came back earlier to meet up my work on Sunday
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|Re: Diary Of An Anonymous Corper by Damibiz(m): 12:47am On Mar 25, 2018
Ghost,i'm one of ur biggest panz..i have being following this work frm za beginning up to this very moment nd i most conpess that u re good bt jst like everyone,we all gat attitude,nd this attitude either makes or distroyz us,this attitude of urs(ANGER) no get fart two at allllll,kontinue
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|Re: Diary Of An Anonymous Corper by abdeiz(m): 1:14am On Mar 25, 2018
OP i believe you are depressed or getting there. I've been following your diary since ever and recently your writing has gotten moody, darker and lacking in empathy. I blame the environment though. You'd get through it dear
|Re: Diary Of An Anonymous Corper by gh0sts: 11:40am On Mar 25, 2018
abdeiz:honestly I think so too...and it's creeping me out.
|Re: Diary Of An Anonymous Corper by dimssy(m): 12:21pm On Mar 25, 2018
Hey ghosts, NYSC gradually packing it's bag to the car park...thanks for making a part of my stay fun...hope you sah don't get depressed
|Re: Diary Of An Anonymous Corper by abdeiz(m): 12:39am On Mar 27, 2018
You really Need to change your environment. It'd go a long way to help. IMO apathy is good most times but you need to start loving.. not necessarily someone but something, love life, there's much more out there that life offers.
Just don't develop an unhealthy coping mechanism.
|Re: Diary Of An Anonymous Corper by gh0sts: 5:12pm On Mar 27, 2018
When I realized that I had never seen a helicopter pass by in Langtang, I was seriously worried. I didn't know that there were places in Nigeria where seeing a helicopter is a luxury.
Then one day I went to school like everyday. I was going to leave early, but I got held back because of a meeting. As I sat in the staff room, ear plugs inserted in my ear, I heard screams. I hurriedly removed my ear piece to conform where there were screams and just then I heard the sound of a helicopter coming from a distance. I assumed it was nothing and was going to put back my ear piece when I heard the screams become louder with children running round the school compound frantically. By then the sound was really close. I got scared. ' maybe the helicopter was about to crash '. 'Maybe it was why planes don't pass through Langtang's airspace, because it was like the Bermuda.' I thought, and ran out. To say I was disappointed was an understatement. I was expecting to see a helicopter with failed engines, fiery smokes puffing out. Falling on one side and an almost failed rotating fans like it always does in Hollywood. What I saw instead was a helicopter blissfully whirling away into the distance. I looked around the field and saw our students excited beyond words. Looking up, waving, jumping up and down like the most incredible thing had just happened. It was only when I turned back to enter the staff room that I realized that the teachers too were standing outside and looking up, excitedly speaking Tarok.
I didn't know where the shame that gripped me came from. At first, I was just ashamed for the people surrounding me. Teachers and students alike...haba! It felt like I was watching the first episode of the movie 'Event' and an alien invasion was about to take place. Then I realized that I was also outside, starring like the people I was shaming for. Who would think I wasn't as smitten by a passing helicopter as they were. Then I felt embarrassed too. I was too embarrassed I started laughing.
After my second experience six months after, I stopped judging them.
I was busy with my promo job. Someone just placed an order and I was going to bring it. Just then, I felt like the earth stood still. Everyone was looking up at something. Although, I could hear the noise from the helicopter I didn't quick realize that I was seeing my second helicopter in six months...honestly, adults were all looking up like we were under an alien invasion. It wasn't just the students, or teachers ( that I assumed came out because of the screams ). It was the entire freaking town...a standing ovation and one minute silence should be put into law for anytime a airplane passes.
I looked up. But this time shame wouldn't let me stare. I shook my head and continued with business...
I realized after I had counted how long it's been before a helicopter passed by. And also on both event it was the governor going for burials. So, without the burial of a prominent person, the people of Langtang will not see a plane. I stopped judging just then...I was sorry for ever judging them. I was sorry on behalf of a fu*ed up Nigeria. I understand that we were all in it together.
If an aeroplane should pass Langtang, I'm very sure NTA Langtang will pick it up as it's headline news and it will all they'll talk about that day.
|Re: Diary Of An Anonymous Corper by Nobody: 5:27pm On Mar 27, 2018
Gh0st this update is boring,thanks to u,it even short.
The helicopter scene didn't even do d magic
|Re: Diary Of An Anonymous Corper by piamily(f): 4:31am On Mar 28, 2018
gh0sts:how do I get a publisher here please
|Re: Diary Of An Anonymous Corper by badohemmy(m): 6:34am On Mar 28, 2018
IjeleNwa:Write your own
|Re: Diary Of An Anonymous Corper by Nobody: 7:08am On Mar 28, 2018
badohemmy:though u are a naïve amature writer ur self. But as a writer,do u get pained when u are criticized?
Badohemmy how old are you?
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|Re: Diary Of An Anonymous Corper by Damibiz(m): 9:24am On Mar 28, 2018
That was a bomb...,........common...chopper............na woh for Langtang
|Re: Diary Of An Anonymous Corper by badohemmy(m): 1:33pm On Mar 28, 2018
IjeleNwa:Funny. For someone who's never got 20,000 views on anything you have a big mouth. Kwantinu sir
|Re: Diary Of An Anonymous Corper by Nobody: 2:15pm On Mar 28, 2018
badohemmy:wht you don't know,you don't know.
Pls leave my space and discontinue from quoting me,I don't wanna be recognised in ur clime.
|Re: Diary Of An Anonymous Corper by Damibiz(m): 6:18pm On Mar 28, 2018
Broda,why re u fighting here na ?...jst comment of the topic nd leave,...simple
|Re: Diary Of An Anonymous Corper by badohemmy(m): 7:26pm On Mar 28, 2018
IjeleNwa:I don't plan on knowing.
You read the the first chapter of my story and you think you know me? Nonsense.
|Re: Diary Of An Anonymous Corper by badohemmy(m): 7:30pm On Mar 28, 2018
IjeleNwa:You sidon de ask me how old am I because you probably think am 19 like the character in my story abi... I no blame u oga
|Re: Diary Of An Anonymous Corper by Nobody: 9:35pm On Mar 28, 2018
badohemmy:you childishly attacked on a comment that has nothing to do with argument nd quarell and u were rude on ur quote,that's why I asked how old are u! And instead of u to stand down,u continued derailing the thread with ur silly quotes.And u expect me to assume dat u are sane?
Nairaland is faceless forum but I can end ur dwindling unfuturistic career here if u don't stop quoting me.
What do u want for Devils sake?
|Re: Diary Of An Anonymous Corper by Nobody: 9:39pm On Mar 28, 2018
Damibiz:dude called me out,so I need to teach him some online decorum.
He is pained,but am having fun.
|Re: Diary Of An Anonymous Corper by badohemmy(m): 11:03pm On Mar 28, 2018
I can see that your confidence comes from the idea that Nairaland is a faceless forum, don't be so sure about that.
Dwindling unfuturistic career uh? Sorry I got a job. If reading free story and freely expressing your unappreciative self is what you call sane then I prefer being the opposite. Until I read your story on Nairaland I don't think you have earned the right to criticize anyone esp when it's not constructive.
Note: I'm waiting for you to end my career, mouth-boy.
|Re: Diary Of An Anonymous Corper by Damibiz(m): 11:04pm On Mar 28, 2018
U guys should handle this like gentle men...una no be ladies na
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