Why Does Cannabis Cause Paranoia in Some But Helps Anxiety in Others?

Most people can recall a time they got way too high and experienced a bit of a paranoid episode. Sometimes it manifests as mild worrying, and other times you find yourself in the fetal position at the top of a Doritos pile dialing 911 because surely this high will be the death of you (true story, guys). Paradoxically, others use

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Study: Cannabidiol (CBD) May Help Treat Social Anxiety Disorder

The relationship between cannabis and anxiety is an interesting one. Large concentrations of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is often tied to bouts of paranoia and anxiety, however it is well-documented that cannabidiol (CBD) found in cannabis can counteract this effect.With that said, a group of Brazilian researchers published an article in the 2011 Journal of Psychopharmacology that further investigates the relationship between cannabidiol (CBD) and Social Anxiety

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Study: Cannabinoid Therapies May Help Treat Stress-Induced Anxiety Disorders

Cannabis is considered by many people to be a natural source of stress relief. In fact, an Israeli study published last year validates this claim, suggesting that “cannabinoid system activation could represent a novel approach to the treatment of cognitive deficits that accompany a variety of stress-related neuropsychiatric disorders.”Hoping to expand on these findings, a team of researchers from Vanderbilt

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β-Caryophyllene: A Terpene For Anxiety and Depression?

New evidence suggests beta-caryophyllene, a terpene in cannabis, may be effective for treating anxiety and depression. β-caryophyllene is present in the essential oils of various plants including rosemary, hops, black pepper and cannabis. Like most terpenes, beta-caryophyllene contributes to the unique aroma associated with plant oils. But in 2008, German researchers discovered that beta-caryophyllene also acts as a cannabinoid by

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Study: Marijuana May Combat Stress-Related Illnesses

A new study shows chemicals in marijuana may be used to treat various diseases linked to chronic stress. Extended periods of stress can lead to a harmful response of the immune system known as inflammation. Over past decades, studies have linked chronic stress to not only depression and fatigue, but more severe neurological disorders as well. Yet marijuana, a well

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How Marijuana Helps Relieve Stress and Anxiety: The Neuroscience

Many find marijuana useful for dealing with stress and anxiety, and research points to its effect on the brain as the explanation. Published last month in Trends in Pharmacological Sciences, a team of experts from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), University of Calgary and The Rockefeller University summarized the current body of research on cannabis and anxiety. As it

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Cannabinoids May Protect Brain From Stress-Related Impairments

Chemicals in marijuana may reduce the impact of stress-related disorders on the brain, according to recent findings out of Israel. Suffering from stress can impair learning and memory abilities. But researchers at the University of Haifa, led by Irit Akirav, Ph.D of the Department of Psychology, were able to reduce many of these impairments using synthetic cannabinoids in rat models

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