ADaPT stands for Anxiety, Depression and PTSD.
The ADaPT Cannabis Report is a monthly pdf newsletter designed to help those with Anxiety and/or Depression. It will contain information on matching strains to your particular symptoms. It will also include articles that will help those new to cannabis. The monthly report will also be regularly updated with a list of local dispensaries that sell the recommended strains. It tells you what to get and where to get it. Win Win.
Some people with Anxiety and/or Depression, who want to try cannabis, face a cruelly ironic set of choices.
For example, visiting a dispensary for the first time might not be so easy for someone with Anxiety challenges. Or talking to a complete stranger about a plant that would have risked jail time if purchased just a few years ago. These are not easy moves for someone with Anxiety or Depression.
One of the possible results of PTSD is the need to become isolated. So getting out of the house and into a dispensary may be hard for those with that disorder.
Having Anxiety or Depression should not keep you from trying cannabis . It is my hope that once you do, you will also find out you can do a lot of things you formerly thought impossible.
Cannabis has a multitude of possible benefits.
For example, one of the symptoms of Depression is a change in appetite. Cannabis use, as is well known, can effect your appetitive. Different Terpene and Cannabinoid combinations can help regulate the amount and frequency of your meals.
Cannabis and Anxiety:
One specific reason why cannabis has the calming effect that it does is because it affects the neurotransmitter GABA which can stop anxiety in its tracks. GABA levels are what are targeted by benzodiazepines — common prescription anti-anxiety drugs! Cannabis can also lower cortisol, the stress hormone.
Cannabis and Depression:
According to a research study published by the University Of New Mexico and Releaf App in the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, cannabis flower may be effective in providing immediate relief for the symptoms of depression – a condition affecting roughly 1 in 5 adults in the U.S., and often leading to other ailments like cancer, substance use disorders, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, dementia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and chronic pain.
“The findings suggest that, at least in the short term, the vast majority of patients that use cannabis experience antidepressant effects, although the magnitude of the effect and extent of side effect experiences vary with chemo typic properties of the plant,” the paper reads.
Uncle Chuck's Cannabis Camp offers cannabis education that is accurate, easy to understand and never forgets those with mental health concerns. Advocate, Educate and Elevate both Mind and Heart is The UCCC motto and my goal.
*I am not a licensed medical professional.
January 2022 Edition
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