Cannabis and Science: How I Achieve a High

A Deep Dive into the Science of Cannabis and Mental Health: Exploring the Benefits, Risks, and Uncertainty

In the world of cannabis, there is a growing debate on the effects it has on mental health. Some argue that different strains like Indica and Sativa can produce unique benefits, with Indica promoting relaxation and Sativa providing energy. However, do these strains truly offer specific benefits for mental health? Experts such as agricultural scientist Dr. Sean Myles, neuroscientist Dr. Amir Englund, and psychologist Dr. Carrie Cuttler weigh in on this topic.

In the latest episode of Science Vs, we explore the effects of cannabis on mental health in-depth. We delve into the various strains available and whether they provide distinct advantages for mental health concerns. Can CBD provide a calmer high? Can cannabis help with anxiety and depression? What are the potential risks associated with using cannabis, and what is the safest way to consume it? Additionally, we investigate whether cannabis can enhance creativity.

This episode was produced by Meryl Horn with assistance from Wendy Zukerman, Rose Rimler, Michelle Dang, and Joel Werner. Editing was done by Blythe Terrell, fact-checking by Eva Dasher, and sound design by Bobby Lord. The music for this episode was composed by Bobby Lord, Bumi Hidaka, and Peter Leonard.

We thank all researchers and contributors involved in making this episode possible. Science Vs is a Spotify Studios Original podcast available for free on Spotify and other podcast platforms.

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