One puff of cannabis could be enough to treat depression, according to a new study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders.

Researchers from Washington State University investigated the self-reported aftermath of patients’ medical marijuana use on symptoms of depression, stress, and anxiety. Do do this, they used  data from the app Strainprint, which collects information about medical cannabis patients’ dosages, the types of cannabis they’re using, and the changes that occur in their experienced symptoms as a result of using cannabis.b12,000 app sessions were analyzed in total, all with data from patients who use medical marijuana to treat depression, anxiety or stress.

Medical marijuana patients reported on that their symptoms of depression were significantly reduced by just a single puff of marijuana, more so when patients were using strains high in cannabidiol (CBD) and low in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). They also reported that it was the most effective method for reducing stress as well as anxiety.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), nearly 20 percent of Americans (40 million adults) experience symptoms of an anxiety disorder, and roughly 16 million Americans are currently afflicted with depression. This is a huge money maker for big pharma, just imagine how many pills would be discontinued if more people started using medical marijuana?

Big pharma does not want to loose money, obviously, which is why they themselves are in and getting into the mainstream marijuana business?

At license to grow, we encourage everybody to grow their own cannabis, you can do this legally in Canada through the ACMPR program. If you want to read more how to get your license to grow, you can click HERE. This is what we do, we help people through the process and we assist them in obtaining the prescription they need to grow as much as they want.

If you’d like assistance to make sure you go through the process legally and the right way, please contact us about acquiring a licence and we’ll help you through the process every step of the way.

It wasn’t long ago when a study published in the British Medical Journal  by researchers at the Nordic Cochrane Center in Copenhagen showed some disturbing things. The study showed that pharmaceutical companies were not disclosing all information regarding the results of their drug trials. Researchers looked at documents from 70 different double-blind, placebo-controlled trials of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) and serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRI) and found that the full extent of serious harm in clinical study reports went unreported. These are the reports sent to major health authorities like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (source)

This is why medical marijuana is a much better option, but again, only if you grow your own. Big corporate and pharma medical marijuana can not and should not be trusted. To insure your marijuana does not contain harmful pesticides, insecticides, heavy metals and other harmful substances, you should simply grow your own, especially if you are going to use it for depression, stress relief and anxiety.