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What I Want Other's to Know About Using Marijuana to Treat Mental Illness


It’s no secret that there is a stigma surrounding the use of marijuana in the United States. Although it has been legalized for recreational use and medicinal use across the country, the drug still hasn’t been legalized on a federal level. Many people find marijuana usage problematic, but they may not realize it can be used to help treat mental illness.

In fact, many people struggling with mental illnesses like depression and anxiety might benefit from using cannabis to treat common symptoms.

So what’s the problem? Well, United States-based marijuana research is problematic. The drug is currently federally scheduled as a Schedule 1 drug, along with Heroin and LSD, forcing the clinical research to be quite limited and actually outsourced to places like Israel, leaving a lot of room for medical advancements here in the U.S.

medical marijuana infographic

medical marijuana infographic

medical marijuana infographic

medical marijuana infographic

medical marijuana infographic

medical marijuana infographic

So let’s educate ourselves on how marijuana can help with mental illness and where the future of medical cannabis research might be going, because it could make a big impact for those in our community who are struggling with traditional medicine for treatment.

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Infographic via Marijuana Doctors

Unsplash image via Esteban Lopez