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Self-healing

Cannabis is often associated with “self-healing”. There are lots of scientific studies that examine positive and negative effects of cannabis used for self-healing of emotional disorders, especially related to depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorders.

When it comes to young adults, cannabis self-healing of emotional disorders is very common. However, this plant seems to have paradoxical effects, it has stimulating, soothing and slightly psychedelic effects, as well as anxiolytic (eliminating anxiety) and anxiogenic (causing anxiety) qualities that affect different people under various circumstances differently. Effects that cause depression are more prevalent among occasional users, while stimulating effects prevail among frequent users.

 

Problematic self-healing

Self-healing becomes problematic when a) the desire to “smoke some” is caused just by seeing cannabis plant in the TV or on the internet; b) you smoke alone at home and do not need anybody else; c) you smoke any cannabis you have, no matter if it is stimulating or calming, because you “just need your medicine”.

In fact, it is important for any physical or mental disorder to choose a proper strain and to have a proper amount. We all know stories of people, who needed mental stimulation, but smoked indica, because they could not get hold of anything else. Afterwards, they spent hours just sitting on the couch.

Other users, who need a relief from physical pain, smoke sativa and then become paranoid and stressed. These things very often happen in countries where cannabis has not been legalized yet and where users are dependent on the current harvest and their dealer’s supply. If you are not sure which strain is suitable for you, feel free to collect all the information you need from Cannapedia – our encyclopedia of cannabis strains.

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