Imagine if there was a beer that could lower your blood-pressure, whilst also helping you feel good. Sounds pretty good, right? Well, cannabis has both proven therapeutic and recreational properties, which makes it pretty identical to this hypothetical (and, downright, tempting) ‘health beer’. Just because something makes you feel good, in a recreational sense, doesn’t mean that it can’t have medical value. In fact, cannabis has been used for thousands of years for its therapeutic qualities and has only been considered dangerous, since the 1920’s. Much of the disreputable connotations stem from a history that has more to do with racism and commercial competition than anything grounded in medical fact, but that’s a whole other article.