Researchers at Tel Aviv University have published a study investigating the health benefits of marijuana and found that smoking week might help your broken bones heal faster. Their study found that rats with broken bones healed significantly faster when given cannabidiol or CBD, the non-psychotic marijuana component.
The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, discovered that bones healed faster, but also were more resilient against repeated fractures and were stronger. Basically, bones treated with marijuana were less likely to break.
This isn’t the first study to look at the health benefits of marijuana. Past studies have found it can effectively treat Multiple Sclerosis, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s and some forms of cancer. Dr. Yankel Gabet fromt he study says he believes “we should continue this line of study in clincical trials to assess its usefulness in improving human fracture healing.”