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.  However, even though some are seemingly genetically destined to find and maintain happiness easier, other variables in life cannot be minimized.
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.”
Linda A. Parker explains the mood enhancing and anti-depressant qualities of CBD and THC.
High Times article by Martin A Lee highlights the breakthrough research on CBD, and how it has revolutionized the story of cannabis medicine.