Scientists discover the reason why anxious people smoke marijuana
SCIENCE · CULTURE
January 14, 20204 min read, 771 words

Scientists discover the reason why anxious people smoke marijuanaScientists discover the reason why anxious people smoke marijuana

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Published: January 14, 2020  |  4 min read, 771 words
When we’re stressed or anxious, we tend to turn to things that make us feel better — and for some, that means cannabis. In fact, this is one of the primary reasons for smoking weed or taking CBD, according to a 2009 study on young adults. But despite its popularity as a salve fo...
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January 14, 2020
A mildly interesting look at a cannabis related medical study. Good sourcing and overall credible, but quite heavy on speculation which is though, if only cursorily, addressed towards the end of the piece. The Author does only a fair to middling job of making the scientific terminology accessible. Additionally, the sensationalist style of the writing is a bit off-putting and lowbrow. A worthwhile read but only if the few minutes it takes to do so are not able to be spent by the prospective reader more productively elsewhere.
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January 14, 2020
This piece is investigative and very well-sourced. Author Alexandra Pattillo sticks to the known facts and references studies throughout the piece to tell a compelling story about "pinpointing the anxiety molecule".
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Investigative
January 14, 2020
Interesting interview with a physician who conducted the study. The explanations are simple enough for layman
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January 16, 2020
This is a good article to understand a little bit about the marijuana effect in anxious brains. Maybe it could have more information if the study was on a more advanced level, with more human tests and analysis. There's a little bit of speculation, but it was worth to read to get a basic view of the processes related to marijuana effects in minds.
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