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March 7 2014

Evidence Of Marijuana's Anxiety Relief Effects Found


Researchers have found cannabinoid receptors, through which marijuana exerts its effects, in a key emotional hub in the brain involved in regulating anxiety and the flight-or-fight response, according to a recent study.

For the first time, cannabinoid receptors have been identified in the central nucleus of the amygdala in a mouse model by scientists from Vanderbilt University. They said this could explain why some marijuana users take the drug mainly to reduce anxiety.

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