Can cannabis be a study aid?
Marijuana use has been ubiquitous on college campuses for decades, but aside from using it for fun, some claim it helps them study. Proponents say cannabis can help you relax, and open your mind to new thoughts. It's no worse than a late-night espresso. The other side says just get some coffee, study hard, and play afterward. So, should you hit the books high, or keep it for recreation?
The argument for using marijuana to assist with studying is that it can curb anxiety and facilitate creative thinking. But it's also true that people can get too high to understand a can opener, let alone calculus. As legalization spreads, the desire to understand the varied uses of marijuana increase as well.
University of Michigan's recent Green Wolverine Science Symposium, for example, investigated numerous cannabis-related medical possibilities. As we wait for the science to inform the world even more, the question of whether or not it's best to use it as a study aid or for relaxation remains.
Even while the medical community remains skeptical of the increased motivation brought on by marijuana, most agree that more research is necessary to find out for sure.
Some people are turning to cannabis to study. Others are sticking with coffee.
Original Article by The Tylt