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Benefits of Cannabis for Mental Health

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A look at the mental health benefits of cannabis related to depression, anxiety, PTSD, stress & more.

A Cannabis State of Mind

The well-being of the mind is as important in today’s world as physical fitness. There was a time when mental health was quite ignored and not given much emphasis. However, there has been a change in the scenario for the better.

With more and more research in this area, scientists conclude that the active ingredient of medical cannabis does have a positive effect on mental health. It is derived from the cannabis sativa plants and has certain medicinal functions. The age-old misconceptions regarding its use have hindered the image of cannabis. Thus, this article is going to delve into some of its amazing mental health benefits of cannabis to attain a peaceful and sound mind.

Cannabis Treats Depression and Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are increasing at a high rate among people nowadays. The common reasons include a huge workload, relationship problems, and tight schedules. All of these combine to cause the onset of ailments like sexual dysfunction, insomnia, and headaches. Cannabis has the ability to induce the release of endorphins. They make you feel better about yourself.

With its regular use, you can drive the problem of depression away gradually. A study also suggests the same and highlights the ability of cannabis to sharpen cognitive abilities. Thus, cannabis acts as a therapeutic medicine in the treatment and helps in clearing your mind to regain your mental health.

Cannabis Prevents Seizures

Cannabis is known to improve the health of the brain by invigorating the electrical activity. It has anti-seizure effects on the brain that facilitate the patients in dealing with epilepsy. Those suffering from the Dravet syndrome can also benefit from the regular use of cannabis.

A study was conducted on the patients of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome to check the efficiency of cannabis in curing seizures. The results that came out were favorable and the doctors have thus begun to garner more information on it.

Cannabis Treats Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is characterized by the impairment of the brain function to the extent that the patients lose the sense of reality. Some of the symptoms of this mental ailment include hallucinations and speech problems.

While the research is ongoing, it has been found that cannabis has antipsychotic effects on the brain. It helps in the ability of the nervous system to connect all the neurons and transmit appropriate messages to the body parts. Thus, a study concluded that cannabis can play a vital role in the treatment of schizophrenia and dementia.  

Cannabis Improves Cognitive Abilities

Cannabis is good for memory. As we age, our brain goes through a gradual degenerative process. But, you can slow down the process and enhance the capability of your brain by using cannabis. It has a therapeutic effect on the mind and improves the power to focus, retain, learn and comprehend.

This happens due to the presence of anti-inflammatory properties in it. The direct result is the strengthening of the brain and the treatment of neuroinflammatory diseases like meningitis and sepsis.

Cannabis Cures PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder stems from an unpleasant past experience that had a major impact on the brain. The patient of this disorder relives the trauma repeatedly even after a long period of time.

The treatment of PTSD requires the increase of serotonin levels. This is where you can take the help of cannabis as it is known to induce the creation of serotonin in the brain. It also helps in dealing with some of the symptoms associated with PTSD, including insomnia and recurrent nightmares.

Cannabis Helps Manage Stress

Even though you may deny, but stress puts an extreme amount of pressure on your health. While experiencing stressful situations, your body might go through “flight or a fight mode”. This causes the blood pressure to increase, pupils to dilate and an acceleration in the heart rate. As a result, you end up releasing a hormone called the cortisol, also called the stress hormone.

Now, when you use cannabis or related products like nano enhanced hemp oil, it travels through your bloodstream and aids in the upliftment of the mood. It also manages the appetite and induces the feeling of calmness in the body. Thus, you may find yourself dealing with panic attacks better than ever before.

Cannabis Improves Sleep

A proper amount of rest is a necessity not only for the physical well-being but also the mental well being. The nerve cells communicate better, thinking becomes clearer and the tandem between thoughts and actions increases.

Although conditions like stress, anxiety, and insomnia might disrupt your sleeping patterns, cannabis manages to provide ample rest to the body. It provides calm to the mind and enhances the quality of the sleep. You can also avoid the irregular intermittency in your sleeping hours by using cannabis judiciously.

To garner more knowledge on the role of cannabis in the improvement of the mental health, you can contact the nearest medical marijuana dispensaries.

Cannabis and its compounds like CBD have largely been associated with psychoactive effects on the body so far. It is high time we change our perceptions about them and begin to realize the medicinal benefits that accrue to them.

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  1. Sharon Wilson-Smith on February 4, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    Thanks for pointing out that regular use of cannabis can actually drive depression away since cannabis has the ability to sharpen cognitive abilities. I will share this with my sister who has been suffering from depression since her only child died due to a disease. She has been isolating herself, and we want her to recover from what happened.

    • Jacob on March 5, 2019 at 8:37 am

      Sharon I am very sorry about your sister. I hope she is able to fight through this and recover. I am not a member of this website and I am simply doing research for a school paper but I happened to see your comment when finishing the article and it really hit me and I wanted to extend my condolences. I hope you have a lot of support and understand that even the people you don’t know seeing this message support you from afar and wish you and your sister the best. I hope this comment reaches you and best of luck.

    • Elijah Craies on April 14, 2019 at 1:41 am

      Wow you are so strong! My mother is going through the same thing and I’m glad there are more people like you helping those struggling 🙂

    • Traumatherapist on October 25, 2019 at 3:40 pm

      Sharon Wilson-Smith, how is your sister?

  2. Jacob on April 16, 2019 at 11:58 am

    This is wrong. Linked articles for potential treatment of schizophrenia talk about CBD, not cannabis the plant you smoke. Every psychiatrist you’ll go to will tell you that if you have mental problems DON’T smoke marijuana. It’ll fuck you up.
    On the other side, if you’re healthy – go and enjoy your smoke.

  3. JEBK on May 1, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    I’ve have given the wrong medication in the past. Not to be to descriptive, blood in my stool. The withdrawal from this medication ( serqual) was physically damaging. There are even concerns with doctors from just stop taking it. I recently tried medical marijuana and felt grounded instantly. I’m now returning to college.

  4. Florence Welch on May 7, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    It sure caught my attention when you said that cannabis helps treat depression and anxiety because of its ability to release endorphins in our body which makes induces happy thoughts and emotions. This is good news because I have been experiencing strong panic and anxiety attacks lately due to work-related stress. That is why I am considering visiting a cannabis dispensary in order to help me reduce my anxiety attacks and release stress. Thanks for educating me about the benefits of cannabis to our mental health.

  5. Callun Farrell on May 31, 2019 at 2:31 am

    Conpletly agree, weed is the best medicine, there is, its a all round great herb ? should be legal, everywhere

  6. Shelly Roche on June 7, 2019 at 12:21 am

    Sure would like to use this article to save my daughter’s life!
    All she needed was cannibis.
    All hope is lost because it is illegal here in Utah and she is unable to move to get cannibis treatment.
    Beyond sorrow being denied a plant but force fed pharmaceutical poison!

    Feeling hopeless, Shelly Roche

    • Sergina s desrameaux on June 26, 2019 at 2:56 am

      @shelly Roche I am so sorry about your daughter but even if weed is illegal find someone that sell it to save your precious daughter?or you can order it online. find me on facebook if you don’t find anyone

      • April M NeSmith on December 17, 2019 at 10:32 am

        Is there anyway to use it without smoking it?

        • Tcrfdfexfdd on February 19, 2020 at 6:09 am

          You can eat it

    • Kevin Miles on January 1, 2020 at 2:14 pm

      What’s the procedure to purchase cannibis online?

  7. lallala on June 20, 2019 at 11:09 am


    • joe on November 4, 2019 at 12:31 pm

      yeet indeed

  8. Macaon on September 16, 2019 at 10:27 am

    For a believer who doesn’t and can’t smoke, which other way can the weed be taken? as food , or drink,? To get the health benefits. How can one know a sake dose?

  9. Blain on April 28, 2020 at 11:17 am

    My daughter manic episodes vanished since she started using pot two years ago. Now I give testimony of this amazing plant restore mood disorder issues. I wish I have known this years ago.

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