Cannabis (also known as marijuana) is a plant that is used for medical purposes and also for recreation. There is limited information to claim that cannabis has a full stress-reducing effect for disorders. A lot of people in the world are starting to use cannabis to combat stress, depression, and anxiety.
Interaction with the body stress reaction system
Cannabis contains an active ingredient known as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which influences the body and brain system and affects the functioning of the body. The THC triggers your brain and releases dopamine, a naturally occurring feeling of pleasure which makes you forget all your stress and depressions.That is how marijuana relieves stress.
Dosage and the interaction between CBD and THC
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound of cannabis that interacts with the human nervous system and with a beneficial effect. The research that was done have clearly shown that the interaction between THC and CBD is great in reducing the ratings of depression and stress after using cannabis with a low level of THC and a relatively high level of CBD. And by so doing cannabis combats stress.
The right timing of inhalation
Cannabis requires the right timing to inhale it. Not every time you are stressed up you are required to use it. You have to use very low dosage of THC every day as excess inhalation or consumption of it may result in other problems.
Interaction between the THC and EC
You might ask what is EC (endocannabinoids), well, they are molecules made by our bodies that can make someone have a feeling, that is, moods, pain, and many others. When THC interacts with the EC system, they interact with receptors in the body in order to make the important body functions that we have named above in the previous paragraphs. That feeling is sent to the brain by neutrons and this reduces stress.
THC and response to stress
Those who receive a low dose of THC are likely to relieve stress than those who take high since high consumption of THC may be more harmful to our bodies. You should also be keen when it comes to the method of consumption of marijuana. Most people prefer edible cannabis but it is more harmful since it takes a long period of time to react and it may make someone consume a lot of THC.
In conclusion, if you use cannabis to combat stress, please do so safely by monitoring your usage and reaching out to the nearest healthcare professionals for more guidance on coping with stress.