Everyone, smoke up.
Researchers at Tel Aviv University found that rats with broken bones healed much quicker when given the non-psychotic marijuana component, cannabidiol or CBD. AKA smoking weed will mend your broken ankle faster than you just sitting there and resting it.
The study, which was published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research on Thursday, found that smoking weed not only helped the bones heal, but it also made them stronger and more resilient against a repeated fracture.
According to Independent,
The scientists behind the research believe that this is due to a connection between cannabinoid receptors in the human body and the stimulation of bone growth.
Dr Yankel Gabet from Tel Aviv’s Bone Research Laboratory told the Times of Israel: “We found CBD alone to be sufficiently effective in enhancing fracture healing. Other studies have shown CBD to be a safe agent, which leads us to believe we should continue this line of study in clinical trials to assess its usefulness in improving human fracture healing.”
So if you’re ever in doubt when it comes to whether or not you should light that joint, stop being selfish and do it for your bones.