Depression

Depression & Cannabis

Some say cannabis helps pull them out of depression, and a few admit that they feel a bit more depressed if they use it. What is the real story of cannabis and depression?

Depression & Cannabis

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Our moods are affected by our environment, life situations, genetics, and brain activity. Some individuals are simply happier than others, and research on CB1 (cannabinoid) receptor genes gives us some clues to why that happens. [1] However, even though some are seemingy genetically destined to find and maintain happiness easier, other variables in life cannot be minimized.

Better than Cannabis?

Research on the effects of cannabis led directly to the discovery of a major biochemical signaling system in the human body – the endocannabinoid system – which plays a pivotal role in regulating a wide range of physiological processes. Here are ten strategies that scientists are currently pursuing in an effort to harness the healing potential of the endocannabinoid system.

Cannabis & Sleep Disturbances

An African American man stands hugging a pillow with one hand to his face. He is wearing a bright yellow shirt and standing in front of a blue background. There are feathers on his shoulder and head. He looks frustrated and tired.
Quality sleep is critical to human emotional, mental and physical health, yet it eludes between 50-70 million Americans. Nishi Whitely explores why sleep matters, the role of the endocannabinoid system in sleep, and how cannabis and its components — in particular, CBD and THC — may benefit those with sleep issues.

Marijuana for the Masses

 Why did cannabis become so popular in the 1960s?

Why did cannabis become so popular in the 1960s? And why is it even more popular today?

Once confined to America’s lower socioeconomic strata, the illicit weed smoked by marginalized Mexicans and African-Americans jumped its racial boundaries and found favor among white middle class youth during the social tumult loosely known as “the Sixties.”

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