Using low-dose THC may be the key to curbing cannabis-induced paranoia, a new study reveals.
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Chicago found that low levels of THC reduced stress in study participants, while slightly higher doses actually increased anxiety.
“Very few published studies have looked into the effects of THC on stress, or at the effects of different levels of THC on stress,” said corresponding study author Emma Childs of the UIC College of Medicine.
“We found that THC at low doses reduced stress, while higher doses had the opposite effect, underscoring the importance of dose when it comes to THC and its effects.”
Researchers recruited 42 healthy volunteers between the ages of 18 and 40 who had some experience with cannabis use but didn’t consume it on the daily. Volunteers were put randomly into three groups, with one group receiving capsules with 7.5 milligrams of
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