As research surrounding medical marijuana increases, we are becoming more aware of the various conditions it is capable of treating. Additionally, medical marijuana can provide a myriad of health benefits to contribute to an improved quality of daily life. In this three part series, we will discuss the many ways medical marijuana can therapeutically enhance one’s health.
One of the ways medical marijuana is therapeutically beneficial is through its ability to reduce stress and anxiety. Although THC can increase anxiety under certain circumstances, new evidence suggests medical marijuana can actually relieve stress. In our previous post, we discussed how medical marijuana provided stress relief and buffered against heightened levels of cortisol in stressful situations. Another study from Canada found 40% of medical marijuana patients prescribed benzodiazepines for anxiety were able to cease use of their pharmaceutical medications within 90 days of beginning a cannabis regimen. Medical marijuana can also enhance one’s mood by increasing the release of dopamine neurons in the pleasure center of the brain.
Follow up with our next post, where we will continue our discussion of how medical marijuana can provide therapeutic health benefits in different aspects of one’s life. This information has been provided by Leaf Science and approved by our Chief Medical Officer.