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Old November 16th, 2016, 12:43 PM   #1
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Marijuana Appears to Benefit Mental Health

Interesting report. Not all good, bipolar people should avoid pot, apparently.

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... Still, the role marijuana can play in medicine remains murky. The dearth of research is in large part due to the fact that most studies have focused on illicit use of marijuana rather than its therapeutic potential, and because it’s classified as a schedule 1 drug, making it nearly impossible to study.

Looking for answers about marijuana’s potential mental health benefits, a team of researchers in Canada and the U.S. recently conducted a review of the science. In their report, published in the journal Clinical Psychology Review, researchers found evidence that cannabis can likely benefit people dealing with depression, social anxiety and PTSD, though it may not be ideal for people with bipolar disorder, for instance, for which there appears to be more negative side effects than positive ones. “This is a substance that has potential use for mental health,” says Zach Walsh, an associate professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia. “We should be looking at it in the same way [as other drugs] and be holding it up to the same standard.” ...
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Beginning Dec 15, I'm allowed 6 plants for home consumption (12 plants actually there are two of us). So I didn't lose all the election, the country's fucked, but we'll get through, we survived Reagan, and two Bushes, and the Trumpster might not be that bad.
I don't see him as the kind of guy who can get a lot of stuff done, and if we go three years with the current Supreme Court (replacing Scalia with another troglodyte) it won't be so bad, after all, after three years, Mitch McConnell won't confirm anyone, he'll wait to see what the people say, right?
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Interesting report. Not all good, bipolar people should avoid pot, apparently.



Marijuana May Help Mental Health Disorders
Some people self-medicate using natural herbs. Call it holistic rather than using manmade drugs to ease the troubled soul.
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