Marijuana and Depression: Here’s What You Need to Know

Updated March 27, 2020

Articles about marijuana and depression mention a UB study that found that THS reduced chronic stress levels and quote Samir Haj-Dahmane, PhD, research associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology and senior research scientist in UB’s Clinical and Research Institute on Addictions, who said: “Chronic stress is one of the major causes of depression. … Using compounds derived from cannabis — marijuana — to restore normal endocannabinoid function could potentially help stabilize moods and ease depression.”