How Cannabis Effects Your Mental Health

As access to cannabis increases with decriminalization and legalization, research in an area that remains untouched due to federal restrictions. The commercialization of cannabis and the recent wave of the wellness industry has allowed for aspects and effects of cannabis to be hyperinflated to appeal to every consumer’s possible need. Below we have compiled a list of resources that transparently address the benefits, the risks, and the latest news on cannabis and mental health. 

Marijuana and Public Health

Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the United States, with 37.6 million users in the past year,1 and marijuana use may have a wide range of health effects on the body and brain. Click on the sections below to learn more about how marijuana use can affect your health...

Cannabis, CBD oil and dementia

There are no research studies that prove cannabis, or products such as cannabis oil (CBD oil), can stop, slow, reverse or prevent the diseases that cause dementia. Some studies suggest cannabis could help to manage a few behavioural symptoms of dementia, such as agitation and aggression...

Inhaled Cannabis Reduced OCD Symptoms In Recent Study

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, is a challenging condition to live with. The chronic psychiatric disorder is characterized by persistent intrusive thoughts (often about things that might go wrong) along with urges and compulsions, such as...

Marijuana and depression: What's the link?

Some research suggests that marijuana smokers are diagnosed with depression more often than nonsmokers are — particularly regular or heavy marijuana users. However, it doesn't appear that marijuana directly causes depression. It's likely that the...

Does cannabis cause or treat anxiety?

Some studies show that cannabis use can trigger symptoms of anxiety. However, other research shows cannabis, when used correctly, can be beneficial in treating anxiety symptoms. Anxiety is a feeling of worry, tension, nervousness, or fear relating to a specific event or situation...

UNM Study: Cannabis Is Effective In Treating Depression, Improving Mental Health

According to a research study published by the University Of New Mexico and Releaf App in the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, cannabis flower may be effective in providing immediate relief for the symptoms of depression – a condition affecting roughly...

New Research Reveals Why Cannabis Helps PTSD Sufferers

PTSD patients have been saying for years that cannabis helps with their PTSD. This debilitating condition causes chronic problems like nightmares, panic attacks, hypervigilance, detachment from others, overwhelming emotions, and self-destructive behavior. In some cases...

Cannabis temporarily relieves PTSD symptoms, study suggests

People suffering from post-traumatic distress disorder report that cannabis reduces the severity of their symptoms by more than half, at least in the short term, according to a recent study led by Carrie Cuttler, a Washington State University assistant professor of psychology...