In the study, both tobacco and cannabis smokers had higher static lung scores, indicative of overinflated lungs, but the cannabis smokers had, on average, higher lung volumes and lower rates of gas transfer.
Almost all participants reported feeling significantly less depressed when they met up with the researchers a week after treatment, and most continued to report lower depression scores 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months after their psilocybin trip.
The study surveyed 905 people in Australia who used illicit cannabis to treat a medical condition. About a third met the criteria for cannabis use disorder.
According to the research, more than half of cannabis-related TikTok videos portray the drug in a positive light, with around one-fourth of these videos directly promoting the social acceptability of cannabis use.
While the DEA says that these drugs all “have a high potential for abuse,” advocates argue that the new rule could lead to more harm than good.
There’s still much researchers don’t know about how cannabis affects the brain, according to the American Heart Association.
Patients hospitalized for severe suicidal ideation could benefit from ketamine transfusions, according to new research led by scientists at the University of Montpellier.