MetroWest is one of Orlando’s most loved communities. Having been master-planned into existence back in the ’80s, MetroWest is probably as close as it gets to a Floridian Utopia. The town has won several awards for both its beauty and its safety.
Another huge benefit to living in MetroWest? It’s now home to Florida’s best medical marijuana doctors! Getting started with said cannabis is simple: just stop by CannaMD’s new local office, which sits alongside the beautiful MetroWest Golf Club.
The cause for cannabis
If you live in MetroWest, congratulations — you’re living in one of your state’s best planned, most well thought-out communities. But have you made an equally strong plan for other areas of your life? What kind of plan do you have for your health? Are you being intentional about what you eat, what you drink, and how you feel?
Regardless of your answers to the above thought exercises, cannabis could help. We like to view medical marijuana as a type of catalyst that makes living the healthy life easier. If you have arthritis, it could relieve your pain enough to get you active again. If you have sleeping problems, it could help you get enough sleep to do more than just get through the day.
And at the heart of all these potential benefits is marijuana’s effect on stress. “The biggest killer on the planet is stress,” Willie Nelson has famously stated, “and I still think the best medicine is and always has been cannabis.” Studies going back to the ’90s seem to agree — cannabis has a direct effect on detrimental stress hormones. By promoting full body balance, cannabis may help your body overcome stress and focus on the things that actually count.
Medical marijuana: seeing past the myths
All these benefits might seem like a little much, especially if you’ve subscribed to marijuana misinformation in the past. Doesn’t it make people overweight, courtesy of the munchies? Doesn’t it make people lazy, like the prototypical stoner?
You might be surprised to learn the answer is NO. These myths (and countless others like them) actually have no grounding in science.
Like we said earlier, cannabis is a catalyst for change. Many people find themselves moving more and losing weight — not gaining it — when they incorporate the right type(s) of medical marijuana into their daily life. In fact, one study of over 2,000 people found that “current marijuana use was associated with 16% lower fasting insulin levels” (i.e., improved metabolism, especially the metabolism of carbs) and “smaller waist circumferences.”
Additional data out of Colorado shows that many people use cannabis as a means to heighten their appreciation of nature — it makes a great companion for hiking, biking, beach-going, and more.