Sunday, November 15, 2009

Weed!?! May be Your Cure

Dealing with or ever dealt with Post-Dramatic Stress Disorder? Well a new study suggest that marijuana may help you cope. According to a recent article published in a recent issue of Journal of Neuroscience, it may prevent increased levels of stress released hormones. These hormones are released in response to traumatic occurrences. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affects 10 to 30 people who have experience a traumatic event. People can experience stress symptoms years after the accident even occurs.

Two types of traumatic events listed in the research were terror attack and car accident. Everyone of the new millennium has experienced the results of a terror attack and can pull up a you tube video at any time to witness a terror attack in action. Who hasn't been in a car accident? If events so frequent as a car accident can cause release of stress hormones, what other instances do you think can increase your stress? Failing grades, job loss, loss of loved one, the evening news perhaps?

The conducted study suggest further research in the use of weed to reduce stress, what do you think?

Info taking from article posted on from information provided by department of psychology at the University of Haifa.


  1. Marijuana has a lot of helpful properties. As a Californian, I was raised around a very liberal community concerning the cannabis plant. I'm not even sure why it's illegal at this point. I'm guess it has something to do with the lack of federal control of the means of production as well as the internatinal trade which facillitates the distribution of the substance.

  2. Marijuana definitely helps with stress in a perfectly calm and relaxing manner. As with any vice, moderation must be adhered to, however the benefits of marijuana use outweigh any immediate health concerns.