Medical Marijuana is emerging as a healthy alternative to traditional medicine for Mental
Health. All across the world, various researches are being conducted to find out in what
ways can the multiple components of Cann*** be utilized to help deal with Mental Health
Disorders. While there is no scientific proof that says that Medical Marijuana can cure or
Mental Health Disorders, a lot of patients, especially in the west, are using them as self-
medication to help ease out the symptoms. Moreover, encouragement from celebrities
such as Jennifer Aniston, Michael J Fox, Olivia Newton-John, and Kristen Bell has further
created more awareness of Medical Cann*** benefits towards brain health. Let us take a
look at what all Mental Health conditions can benefit from Medical Marijuana.
When someone has Bipolar disorder, they suffer from extreme shifts in mood. From Low-
Depressive to High-Manic, the switch in state of mind is both sudden and unpredictable in
the patients. Studies have shown that Medical Marijuana’s anxiety-relieving properties help
patients; they show fewer signs of significant mental episodes while they are on prescribed
Medical Marijuana medication.
In depression, the production of brain chemical – ‘endocannabinoids’ is reduced.
Endocannabinoids play a key role in instructing the brain on how to control, perceive, show
emotions, and also how to behave. Luckily, Medical Marijuana’s chemical component
consists of hundreds of cannabinoids that interact with the complex brain system and help
in balancing this Endocannabinoid deficiency.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabinoid found in Cann***. It is said to help in Anxiety and is
preferred worldwide due to its therapeutic properties. CBD is believed to help with
Agoraphobia, Social Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Sleep Disorders, and
Alzheimer’s disease is an aging disorder that causes brain cells to degenerate. It is linked to
Dementia, where a person begins to lose its memory and, eventually, their language,
problem-solving ability, and other thinking skills. While it hasn’t been proved that Cann***
can help fight Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, it is said to help the patients manage their
agitation and aggression.
Parkinson is a central nervous system disorder that affects movement. A nerve cell damage
in the brain can cause dopamine levels to drop, leading to the symptoms of Parkinson. As
the antioxidants and anti-inflammatory elements in Cann*** are believed to protect brain
cells, it is being looked at as a prospective cure for Parkinson’s disease.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
ADHD is a neurobehavioral disorder where a person has difficulty in paying attention,
controlling impulsive behaviors, and is often overly active.
ADHD patients prefer Medical Marijuana, as it has fewer side effects than traditional
medications. It helps them by controlling hyperactivity and impulsivity.