The Effects Of Marijuana Use On Productivity:
Increased productivity can be directly linked to the brain’s dopamine levels. Although dopamine is usually linked to feeling pleasure or reward, it also acts as a motivator and when the brain’s dopamine levels increase, there is more of a want or need to get things done. According to researcher Mercè Correa of the Universitat Jaume “It was believed that dopamine regulated pleasure and reward and that we release it when we obtain something that satisfies us, but in fact, the latest scientific evidence shows that this neurotransmitter acts before the pleasure or reward, encouraging us to act. In other words, dopamine is released in order to achieve something good or to avoid something evil.” Therefore, an increased flow of dopamine can boost your motivation to stay focused and potentially take on bigger goals in the future. (Cell Press Journal, Neuron.)
Marijuana Helps ADHD:
ADHD is a behavioral disorder that is estimated to affect 6-9% of school children and 5% of adults. ADHD encompasses a wide range of symptoms, which lead to impairments in daily functioning. A large portion of ADHD patients also seem to suffer from other neurological disorders, including bipolar, obsessive-compulsive, depression, anxiety and sleep disorders.
Interestingly, studies show that up to 85% of adolescents with a substance abuse problem suffer from an underlying mental condition and that ADHD patients seems to suffer from substance problems the most. People with ADHD are sometimes referred to as having an ‘addictive personality’ because of this.
The tendency for addiction in ADHD patients can easily be explained by research that finds low dopamine levels to be the underlying cause of this disorder. While stimulant medications such as Methylphenidate (Ritalin) and Lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse) act to directly increase levels of dopamine within the brain, research has shown that most recreational drugs can increase dopamine levels as well, including alcohol, tobacco, cocaine and marijuana. On the other hand, marijuana has a relatively slight effect on dopamine, which is a probable explanation for its low potential for addiction studies show that only one in ten marijuana users will eventually develop a dependency.
Research on the use of medical marijuana for the treatment of ADHD is very limited. However, a number of health professionals have recently come out in support for the use of marijuana as a treatment for this disorder, claiming that it is safer and less addictive than traditional stimulant medications. Doctors who have prescribed cannabis as a non-conventional treatment, such as California paediatrician Dr. Claudia Jensen, have found that it can indeed help patients with managing symptoms of ADHD.
Strains for Mental Energy and Engagement:
Sativa: Sour Diesel
Affects: Happy, energetic, creative, uplifted, focused. Green door west recommends on Sour Diesel. its one of the highest-rated strains for treatment of ADD/ADHD, quite possibly due to its ability to help perform with new, activities and tasks. Speedy euphoria lets your mind stay nimble.
Sativa: Green Crack
Affects: Happy, energetic, creative, uplifted, focused. Green Crack: It sharpens the senses and brings vibrancy to the dull, all with an enticing tropical citrus flavor.
Strains for Cognitive Clarity:
Affects: Relaxed, uplifted, happy, euphoric, focused. Harlequin is a high-CBD strain that contains minimal levels of THC. It eases you into a sober, clear-headed calm as its relaxing effects come with minimal psychoactive impact, so you can keep your cognitive faculties intact. Although this ratio can fluctuate, Harlequin typically expresses a 5:2 ratio of CBD:THC, so expect some euphoric stimulation in the mind.
Strains for ADD/ADHD, PMS, PTSD :
Affects: Anxiety, Migraines, ADD/ADHD, PMS, PTSD
Hybrid: OG Kush: is a good strain for help with stress, anxiety and pain relief. It counters migraines, glaucoma, nausea, anorexia, depression and negative symptoms during chemotherapy.