ST. JOE HEALTH CARE AND WELLNESS
Effects of Marijuana on Mental Health
Many people report using marijuana to cope with anxiety, especially those with social anxiety disorder.
THC appears to decrease anxiety at lower doses and increase anxiety at higher doses.
CBD appears to decrease anxiety at all doses that have been tested.
There are individual differences in responses to marijuana that are affected by a variety of factors, though tolerance develops over a short period of time with regular use.
Using marijuana to cope with anxiety may offer some short-term benefit, but well-controlled studies indicate that use of marijuana is associated with increased likelihood of substance use disorders.
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