Marijuana’s benefits on PTSD and other mental conditions like anxiety, have long been proven, but new research show the benefits of medical cannabis on mental health. Researchers from the US and Canada recently collaborated on a study published in Clinical Psychology Review, which noted that marijuana was proven to improve mental illness symptoms associated with PTSD, depression and anxiety and even further shown to be a strong ally for fighting drug addiction.
“This is a substance that has potential use for mental health,” says Zach Walsh, an associate professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia. “We should be looking at it in the same way [as other drugs] and be holding it up to the same standard.” [TIME]
“If people use cannabis as a replacement for opioid medications, or to get off of opioids or cut back, we could see some pretty dramatic public health benefits. The level of opioid overdoses is so high right now.” [TIME]
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