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How Medical Marijuana can safely help alleviate the symptoms of ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is a chronic mental health condition that causes an inability to focus, a lack of organization, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness. While mostly considered a condition of children and young adults, current data shows that 5% of Adults worldwide are afflicted with this disorder which severely limits their daily lives and can lead to more serious mental health conditions if left untreated. ADHD is known to be caused by a Dopamine deficiency in the brain, and conventional treatments call for the use of powerful stimulants to help increase Dopamine levels. Due to its own ability to increase these levels, Medical Marijuana is proving to be an effective all-natural alternative to the toxic and side-effect ridden stimulants...

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Marijuana Use in the Mental Health Professionals Workplace

Marijuana has gained enormous credibility in terms of its therapeutic effects that the trend of states legalizing the plant for both medicinal and recreational purposes is rapidly increasing. These medical marijuana laws, however, conflict with federal laws that classify marijuana as an illegal substance, making many employers afraid to let their employees consume marijuana while they work. Using Marijuana In the Workplace While many can partake, even recreationally, in using marijuana, those in the mental health profession run into an ethical dilemma on whether to use marijuana or not in the workplace. THC remains in your system for about a week, which can be detected with a drug test by your employer. Additionally, as a patient, you would want to...

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Cannabis for Productivity:

In recent laboratory studies, subjects given high doses of marijuana for several weeks exhibited no decrease in work motivation or productivity.There is nothing about marijuana specifically that causes people to lose drive and ambition. There is a strong link between dopamine and the CB-1 and CB-2 cannabinoid receptors of the brain.In fact, there is plenty of anecdotal evidence supporting the concept of cannabinoids improving an individual’s work ethic and creativity.  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...

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