Government-Funded Study: Cannabis May Treat Depression Caused By Chronic Stress

Researchers atDepression conceptual design isolated on white background. Low mood concept the University of Buffalo, with a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health, have found that cannabis may provide a treatment option for depression that results from chronic stress.

“In the animal models we studied, we saw that chronic stress reduced the production of endocannabinoids, leading to depression-like behavior,” said senior research scientist Samir Haj-Dahmane, PhD, in a press release sent out this week. “Using compounds derived from cannabis — marijuana — to restore normal endocannabinoid function could potentially help stabilize moods and ease depression”, he says.

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U.S. Government Funding $1.86 Million Study in Attempt to Link Cannabis to Domestic Violence

The National Institute on Drug Abuse is funding a nearly $2 million study in an attempt to find a link between cannabis consumption, and domestic violence: We have littlecannabis doubt that it’s going to backfire, and conclude that cannabis reduces violence among partners.

For the study, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is granting the University of Buffalo $1.86 million to conduct 4 years of research; the study will be titled Proximal Effects of Marijuana in Understanding Intimate Partner Violence.

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