Marijuana and mental health are strongly linked. Cannabis helps support health across various facets of mind, brain and body. As a mild psychedelic, marijuana encourages well-being emotions. But there is no end to the wellness advantages it can offer.
Cannabis can assist with mental health, help clear your mind, and alleviate depression. It will help you concentrate, and open up a whole fresh realm of energy and liveliness. Medical marijuana for mental health needs research dollars and schedule 1 status.
Chemistry of Cannabis
Biochemically, cannabis chemistry is rich in a multitude of psychoactive and non-psychoactive compounds. Cannabis is capable of inducing the release of endorphins. They have the ability to make you feel better about yourself and your surroundings. There are over 483 compounds, including more than 60 cannabinoids and some 140 terpenes, which are unique to marijuana. Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the phytocannabinoid that generates much of the psychoactive impact., and makes users feel “high”.
How Does Cannabis Affect You
When using marijuana individuals effects vary, from feeling chilled, relaxed or happy. They can become talkative or laugh a lot, and experience the cravings for food (known as ‘ munchies ‘). Some of the negatives effects may include:
- feeling of nausea
- increased heart rate
- changes to your mental perception of (colours and sounds)
- poor mental concentration
- anxiety, paranoid or panic attacks
- having poor coordination, which can affect activities like driving and walking
Research is Making Progress
A researcher study conducted by the American Journal of Psychiatry. Have concluded with incredible, favorable outcomes a clinical trial in humans using marijuana for mental health. The study now suggests that cannabidiol (CBD), one of the primary chemicals for marijuana, has antipsychotic characteristics in both animals (formerly) and now humans. The research investigated CBD both as a therapy for schizophrenia and its safety and efficacy.
Schizophrenia is a chronic brain disease affecting less than 1% of the population. Symptoms may include delusions, hallucinations, thinking and concentrations problems as well as absence of motivation when schizophrenia is active.
Some patients were treated with CBD while others got placebos In a double-blind parallel group trial. The CBD group showed that they have reduced levels of psychotic symptoms. And were “most likely” to be improved and not as of seriously unwell.
When the treatment was finished, the clinician significantly rated a greater percentage of patients in the CBD Group. Research is make progress although very slowly.
The findings showed that CBD had a positive effect on schizophrenia patients without substantial adverse negative effects. In addition to continuing studies on CBD as a therapy for epilepsy and mental illness. CBD may constitute a fresh class of therapy for psychotic disorders.
For thousands of years and perhaps longer, marijuana was used as a medicine. Chinese writings in the 27th century BC report earliest written reports about marijuana use. In turn, today’s research is lacking and until the federal government removes marijuana from schedule 1 status. Studies like the one above and further studies will fall behind. Until then the benefits of marijuana for mental health will be locked inside the cannabis plant until discovered.