Saturday, July 09, 2005

Joint a day keeps the shrink away
This is interesting. According to a survey published in the June issue of "Addictive Behavior" regular marijuana consumers reported "suffering from less severe incidents and/or symptoms of depression than non-users."
Authors further noted that a separate analysis of medical cannabis users versus recreational users "demonstrated that medical users reported more depressed mood and more somatic complaints than recreational users, suggesting that medical conditions clearly contribute to depression scores and should be considered in studies of marijuana and depression.

"These data suggest that adults apparently do not increase their risk for depression by using marijuana," researchers concluded.
I've always said the herb's greatest benefit was it's ability to give the consumer an edge in seeing the humor in life. Other studies have shown that laughter is still the best medicine.


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