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March 4, 2014 / Tetrahedroseph

Cannabis: GOOD for mental health? Breakthrough study claims it could be used to help treat depression

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Abstract : The endocannabinoid system and emotional processing: a pharmacological fMRI study with ∆9-tetrahydrocannabinol

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  • Smoking marijuana alters our response to negative images or emotions
  • People with THC in bloodstream, the active ingredient of cannabis, were less accurate at matching fearful expressions than ones that were happy
  • Study argues that marijuana may now be touted as a cure for depression

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The European Neuropsychopharmacology journal has published a study that has confirmed the positive effect of THC to negative stimuli.

The study, which was undertaken at the University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands, claims that THC activates the endocannabinoid system naturally found in the brain to alter our response to negative images or emotions.

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