Article by The Fresh Toast via Growth Op
When it comes to parenting, certain dads believe that, when consumed responsibly, cannabis makes them a better parent.
So far, little research has explored the topic at length. But, as is the case with most cannabis claims, anecdotal findings fill the research void for many dads.
In addition to self-reports, studies focusing on the effects of marijuana allow for fathers to deduce for themselves if such experiences may improve their parenting. These are some of the most common benefits that consumers have claimed.
Playtime is an essential, can’t-miss way for fathers to bond with their children.
That said, even the most doting dads may find it difficult to play after a gruelling day. With worries ranging from their child’s future to everyday bills, switching to play mode can be trying at times. Some fathers turn to weed to find the boost they need to play with their children when they can’t naturally turn it on.
While there is little conclusive data to confirm these anecdotal reports, some suggestthe neurotransmitter anandamide, an apparent joy and happiness enhancer, could play a part. Others point to dopamine, which has found increased levels in animals thanks to THC. However, a 2015 review found no link between its use and higher dopamine levels.
After playing with the kids, the body can feel beat up. The unwelcome sensation can last a few days afterward as well.
Some fathers report finding relief in cannabis. With studies backing its validity as a pain reliever, dads are just a small section of consumers turning to cannabis. Through the years, some studies have suggested that cannabis could help to reduce pain in conditions ranging from multiple sclerosis to cancer and chronic pain.