Researchers Just Discovered How Weed Can Stop an Anxiety Attack in Its Tracks

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Researchers just found a natural brain chemical that can reduce anxiety by acting on the brain's endocannabinoid receptors, which may provide some answers as to how pot helps to reduce anxiety.

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Cannabis is renowned for its ability to help people mellow out after a stressful day. But, until now, researchers have not discovered a biological explanation for why this happens.

A new research study, recently published in the Neuron journal, finally shed some light on how cannabis helps the brain fight off an anxiety attack. This study builds on prior research that highlights an “anxiety super-highway” in the brain that scientists believe could be responsible for anxiety disorders and attacks.

This “super-highway” connects the amygdala, the...

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