Cannabis and stress
Stress is the body’s response to a challenge. When you experience stress, your body releases hormones that cause your muscles to tense, your pulse to increase, and your brain to become more alert. … There are physical, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral indications of how stress affects college students
the WSU research team found that one puff of cannabis high in CBD and low in THC was optimal for reducing symptoms of depression, two puffs of any type of cannabis was sufficient to reduce symptoms of anxiety, while 10 or more puffs of cannabis high in CBD and high in THC produced the largest reductions in stress.
“A lot of consumers seem to be under the false assumption that more THC is always better,” Cuttler said. “Our study shows that CBD is also a very important ingredient in cannabis and may augment some of the positive effects of THC.”
If you’re considering using cannabis as your study drug, do so with a scientific mind.
Try a little, see how it works for you; do you study better if you eat it, vaporize it, or smoke it?
I recommend not getting completely ‘stoned’ to do your studying.
Instead, try micro-dosing with a small hit or two; hopefully it’s just enough to focus your mind, relax you, and keep you from falling into a bag of potato chips.
Then, every half hour or hour, do it again; but, just enough to keep you on your study game.
Look for clear sativas, they tend to not give you a sleepy state of mind like many indicas and hybrids do.
If you’re still in the mindset that cannabis users are lazy, dull people who aspire to nothing, then you might want to take a look at Northern Michigan University and the students who are enrolled in their Medicinal Plant Chemistry major.
According to the Washington Post, these students are anything but lazy.
They undergo serious scientific rigor in challenging classes that demand their full attention.
According to the journal Neuron, “the latest scientific evidence shows that [dopamine] acts before the pleasure or reward, encouraging us to act.”
Essentially, when cannabis releases dopamine in our brains, it encourages – rather than hinders – our productivity