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Use of cannabis in the treatment of psychological diseases

Perhaps no other area of cannabis medicine is as much in the dark as the area that deals with the effects of cannabinoids on "malfunctions" of the human brain.

There is currently no evidence that cannabis use triggers chronic brain diseases; however, the complexity of the human brain makes it difficult to investigate the extent to which cannabinoids cannot even effectively treat mental illnesses. When consumed in high doses, cannabis can lead to "psychotic symptoms," particularly in sensitive people, in whose personal or family background there are or have been mental illnesses. On the other hand, many patients with schizophrenia, paranoia, bipolar disorder, and other mental illnesses have had self-medication with cannabis for years.

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