The effects of marijuana on mental health are very different among users. Some report using marijuana as a coping mechanism, to help relieve anxiety and depression, or to think clearer. Medicinal marijuana has been shown to be a beneficial treatment for social anxiety, insomnia, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Others may experience more anxiety, paranoia, or disorientation. The CDC reports that marijuana users are more likely to experience temporary psychosis or be unable to distinguish what is real. Further research on marijuana and psychiatric disorders or mental health is becoming a larger field with increasing global acceptance.
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