How the Use of Marijuana Can Help You and Your Mental Health

Pot, Weed, Mary Jane, Cannabis, THC, The Devil's Lettuce - Marijuana comes with many names and nicknames. As it becomes legalized in more and more states around the U.S., the medical benefits of marijuana have become a hot-button topic. Particularly, how marijuana can be used to improve mental health. Here are some of the known ways that marijuana can be used to improve mental health.

Depression and Anxiety

It is no secret that rates of depression and anxiety have absolutely skyrocketed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, many of the medications prescribed for these illnesses can have long-term effects on the body. Marijuana use is known for releasing endorphins, which can help directly combat both depression and anxiety. Endorphins help you to feel happy and more relaxed throughout the day and work as a productive way to cope with these illnesses.

Schizophrenia

While the science is still relatively new regarding this, there is some evidence that shows that marijuana can be a part of a helpful treatment plan for patients diagnoses with schizophrenia. There is also compelling evidence that it may be able to help patients suffering from dementia. Although these studies are still very new, people with these mental disorders have so far benefited from using marijuana.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD is best known for its impact on military members who have seen combat. But, in reality, anybody can develop PTSD. This condition can keep you up at night and can make your reality a living nightmare as you constantly relive past trauma. Because cannabis is known to help stimulate the creation of serotonin, it can directly help patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder to live happy and normal lives.

Overall Stress Management

Even if you have not been diagnosed with a formal mental illness, marijuana can be used to help the body relax and to help keep stress levels manageable. High long-term stress levels can take a toll on the body and the mind, and can even lead to chronic illnesses and issues. It is important to be proactive about your self-care and stress management, and one of the easiest ways to do this is through cannabis use.

Sleep

Marijuana can help stimulate sleep, which is crucial to the overall performance of the brain and body. There are different strains that people use, which are Indica and Sativa. The Sativa strain makes you feel motivated and ready to take on the day, on the other hand, the Indica strain makes your body feel heavy and tired, making you want to sleep. Without a proper sleep cycle, our mental health can crash and burn in as short as just a few weeks. When you are sleeping well, your body and brain are able to perform your very best.

When Being medicated with Marijuana, You can find an overall improvement in your mental health and in the way you function on a day-to-day basis. Although the studies on marijuana are very new, most people say they benefit from using the substance, and that it has helped them deal with their mental problems. If it is legal where you live, You are able to purchase Cannabis at a local Marijuana Dispensary.

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