There is certainly hope for those who suffer from the symptoms of serious depression.
The Journal of Affective Disorders recently published a certain study suggesting that high-CBD marijuana could actually supply relief.
This study is truly interesting and unique because it focused primarily on the effects of low-THC marijuana taken in the home. A lot of studies look at the results of taking THC pills in a clinical environment. At the present time, research into the effects of cannabis on depression, stress and anxiety is basically non-existent. The few studies have been centered around orally administered THC pills in a laboratory setting. This recent study was able to gather data using an app on a smartphone, which allowed participants to anonymously report their symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression both before and after taking medicinal marijuana. 12,000 adults who took part in this particular study reported an approximate 90% decrease in symptoms. The information gathered basically suggests that a single puff of high-CBD, low-THC cannabis is extremely effective in lessening depression symptoms. This supports a growing understanding of CBD as a crucial and useful ingredient in cannabis, whereas people once thought that higher concentrations of THC was pretty much always better. We’re actually gaining awareness into the rewards of CBD! CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system in your body to help maintain homeostasis, which is critical for normal brain health. The endocannabinoid system runs a number of processes, including appetite, mood, memory and immune response. Cannabinoids promote communication between certain cell types, creating a perfect balance. Although the body naturally produces cannabinoids, complimenting that with phytocannabinoids such as CBD can definitely improve overall health and well-being.