Can cannabis treat anxiety? As with other health conditions, the available scientific research is inconclusive and limited due to decades-old restrictions on medical marijuana research. Cannabis companies and users proclaim the drug’s utility as a treatment, but this position invites skepticism: cannabis companies have a financial interest in promoting a maximalist view of the drug’s benefits, and in patients it can look like a rationalisation for excessive use. But for some whose mood states and professional lives revolve around cannabis, more research isn’t necessary. They consider a plant, and especially this plant, inherently superior as medicine to a pill.
To sort through some of the issues and ambiguities surrounding cannabis and anxiety, please read the full article from The Guardian here.