Cannabis for Anxiety


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For thousands of years, cultures around the world relied on cannabis for its apparent ability to calm everyday stress and anxiety. Early 20th century racist media (AKA Mr. William Randolf Hearst), the disastrous war on drugs along with corporate media perpetuated the stoner myth. 

The fact is that we're just beginning to scientifically explore the potential anti-anxiety benefits that cannabis may provide. A 2020 study by Vanderbilt University Medical Center found that:

A molecule produced by the brain that activates the same receptors as marijuana is protective against stress by reducing anxiety-causing connections between two brain regions.

Facts beat myth every time and we need more research along these lines. During your cannabis journey, it's important to find the right ratio of THC to CBD, other phytocannabinoids, and terpenes that work best for your body's endocannabinoid system. An article on Medical News Today examined that when used correctly, "cannabis can be beneficial in treating anxiety symptoms."

We have much to learn about cannabis and its potential for dealing with anxiety. This is an important topic for DSY, and we plan to stay on top of it for both CBD and whole plant possibilities. 


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