Marijuana is capable of completely changing a person’s perception of reality. Besides making a person feel calm and mellow, it also completely shifts their frame of mind. Using marijuana is the best way to look at things from a whole new perspective and view things in a new light. It can lead to valuable insights which you wouldn’t be able to have otherwise. All this is great for creativity. That’s why many artists in the music industry use it. It helps them to channel their creative energy and come up with new and unique songs. For this same reason, marijuana is recommended for woodworkers as well as woodworking saws . It can help in designing something unique. People who work with wood in a professional capacity industry will find it even more useful since it’ll help them to keep their nerves calm when handling power tools and machinery and mitigate a lot of the fatigue caused by working throughout the day.
“Harvard” has many different faculty members who likely hold many different views on medical marijuana; this blog doesn’t attempt or purport to speak for all of them. That said, you are correct that there is a dichotomy between the the government’s classification of marijuana as having “no medical benefit” and this article which cites about a dozen areas where marijuana has been demonstrated to be beneficial. Unfortunately, our government’s policy is vastly out of step with the reality that millions of patients are experiencing, and with modern scientific evidence. It needs to change. (The history of our nation’s “War on Marijuana” is fascinating to read about; it is mostly based on racism as well as politics against the anti-Vietnam left…long story!).