Low dose cannabis reduces stress, according to study

Researchers have determined low levels tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the main psychoactive compound in marijuana reduces stress, but in a highly dose-dependent manner.

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and the University of Chicago scientists said while it is common knowledge many people use cannabis for its stress-relieving effects, very few published studies have looked into the effects of THC on stress, or at the effects of different levels of THC on stress.

“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,” Emma Childs, the study’s corresponding author and associate professor of psychiatry in the UIC College of Medicine, said. “The doses used in the study produce effects that are equivalent to only a few puffs of

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