25. Marijuana And Depression
The link between marijuana and depression is a complex one. Medical marijuana is used to treat anxiety on prescription and to relax the mind but the research between marijuana and how its use can help patients who are battling depression is still in its infancy. On one hand, doctors say that marijuana does act as an effective and affordable anti-depressant. This is because the immediate feelings associated with marijuana after smoking are that of relaxation, happiness, and lower stress.
In a study conducted in 2020, patients felt better about themselves within minutes after consuming marijuana buds. What is interesting to note is that the same drug also tends to make symptoms associated with depression worse over time especially with regular use.