STRESS & MEDICAL MARIJUANA
“Instead of taking five or six of the prescriptions, I decided to go a natural route and smoke Marijuana.” Melissa Etheridge
Stress is a basic survival mechanism. Looking on the bright side, it is a prime motivator of creative solutions and is a superior way to build character.
When we perceive a stressful situation, a complex set of biochemical reactions occurs in the body and brain – involving neurotransmitting chemicals and receptors – that create the unpleasant feeling of stress and other emotions. If an individual wants to feel better, they must find a solution to the cause of stress, thereby surviving – and moving on to bigger and better things.
Over the past 10 years especially, Marijuana varieties with less psychoactive ingredient of THC, the and more of the non-psychoactive ingredients (CBD) are becoming increasingly popular in treating stress and anxiety. A connection was discovered between an excessive amount of activity (creating stress) and Cannabinoid receptors in the human brain. Researchers were able to modulate the specific receptor involved in stress using Marijuana to greatly reduce excessive activity and wipe away anxiety and fear.
Good Stress – Bad Stress
Chronic stress in the workplace often leads to insomnia, agitation, depression, high blood pressure, eating disorders, migraine, heart attack, ulcers.
- “The biggest killer on the planet is stress and I still think the best medicine is and always has been cannabis.” Willie Nelson
For example, Emma had a problem with their boss. Her boss represents both a threat and solution to her survival. Psychologists know that issues of survive involve primitive reasoning. No job equates to potential starvation and a happy boss meant shoes shoes for the kids. To relieve her bad feelings , a solution is required; maybe have a frank talk with the boss, maybe look for another job. With a positive solution, her stress is transformed into euphoria. On the other hand, if Emma had to keep her job and her boss was still jerking her around, this kind of unresolved stress could eventually affect her mental and physical health.
Marijuana vs Drugs & Booze
“Booze, painkillers, food addictions can easily become a functionally insane solution to the problem of anxiety and stress.” Dr. W. Rivers
With stress, it is essential to find a way to chill out while you’re trapped in anxiety- prison. Drinking alcohol offers some relief as do prescription drugs. The problem with these solutions is that stressed out people are highly vulnerable to overconsumption and addiction. Medical Marijuana simply offers great non-addictive non-harmful relief to people who are having a hard time.
DOCTOR TESTIMONIALS – MMJ & STRESS
- “The finding that the endocannabinoids contribute to fear extinction raises the possibility that drugs …that target these molecules and their receptors could be useful new treatments for anxiety disorders.” Dr. Pankaj Sah
- “I have heard great feedback from the American Legion commissioners who say they felt Marijuana was incredibly successful in treating stress” Dr. Sisley.
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FURTHER READING – MMJ & STRESS