These days it seems like everyone and their grandmother has something to say about pot. With the recent legalization of marijuana in Washington and Colorado even President Obama and Bill Gates have chimed in on the conversation. Unfortunately, very few people have heard that cannabis can help them achieve their health and wellness goals in 2014.

The cold, hard fact is that while our chances of upholding our New Year’s resolutions are getting slimmer by the day, we most likely are not.

But, there’s hope. What if I told you that smoking marijuana at least 3 times per week reduced your chances of obesity by ⅓? Would you believe me? If your answer is “no”, then check out this study published by the American Journal of Epidemiology. In multiple cases, it was shown that occasional marijuana use does in fact reduce the risk of obesity. The truth is finally out, and getting lifted is just as good for your health as lifting weights.

Beyond this one benefit, marijuana seeds are one of nature’s best sources of polyunsaturated fats and are a good source of protein. Protein is required to build muscle, while polyunsaturated fats have been shown to reduce cholesterol levels and decrease the risk of heart disease. The American Heart Association goes on to say that the nutrients contained within polyunsaturated fats “play a crucial role in brain function”.

If you’re already convinced and are looking to add marijuana seeds to your next meal, we highly recommend Hemp Hearts from Manitoba Harvest. To round out the “Doobie Diet”, you want to make sure to smoke your favorite herbal supplement at least once every two days. A little exercise probably wouldn’t hurt either.

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To those who are beginning to explore or continue to explore the important role that marijuana plays in maintaining wellness, “Best wishes in 2014.”