This is a question that’s been debated between cannabis supporters and refuters ever since its emergence in the black market.
Is it possible that cannabis can make you a better person?
There are certain reasons why some people may believe that cannabis does make them a better person, and this blog aspires to unpack those reasons so we can make our own decisions.
1. More relaxed
Cannabis is known to promote relaxation.
When people are stressed out, they’re much more likely to misdirect their emotions and take their pain out on unrelated aspects of their life, especially on the people around them.
People who are more relaxed are also better at making clear-headed decisions without the influence of intense negative emotions.
It can be argued that becoming more relaxed can make you a better person.
2. Heightened self-awareness
While high, some people say that they have a heightened sense of self-awareness.
They’re more aware of the amount of space they take up both physically and emotionally while with other people, and more conscious and considerate in their actions.
Becoming a more considerate person is an obvious step in becoming a better person.
3. More creative
Everyone has felt the benefits of what it feels like to be creative.
It enables a healthy emotional outlet, it allows you to get out of your head, and it allows you to create something beautiful.
When you’re creative, you are happier, and therefore have a larger capacity to be a better person.
4. Gain a new perspective
Cannabis’s reputation for providing a new perspective is part of what makes people so drawn to the plant.
Seeing a situation from a new perspective can provide tremendous insight and can significantly aid in conflict-resolution.
Some believe that the ability to retain a new perspective, instead of being stuck in your ways, can help you on your journey of becoming a better person.
5. Focus on the positive
For many, having positive thoughts and emotions are one of the most favorable effects of cannabis.
Being grateful for what you have, and being able to focus on the good things in your life, will benefit your mind in infinite ways.
Being a positive person will attract other positive people into your life, and will ultimately make you a better person because of it.
Do you think cannabis makes you a better person?
At the end of the day, we believe that for some, it’s possible.
Cannabis can help you set an intention to better your life and to improve on yourself, but that doesn’t always mean that cannabis is the root of you becoming a better person.
Bob Marley once said, “When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself.”
How you react to yourself and how you decide to take action is up to you.