Marijuana and depression: Can pot cure depression? Or make it worse?

Published March 2, 2016 This content is archived.


An article on Mic, a news site aimed at millennials that reaches an audience of 30 million readers a month, about whether marijuana can be used to treat depression quotes Samir Haj-Dahmane, senior research scientist in UB’s Research Institute on Addictions. “Chronic stress is one of the major causes of depression,” he said. “Using compounds derived from cannabis – marijuana – to restore normal endocannabinoid function could potentially help stabilize moods and ease depression.”

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