New studies published earlier in the year would suggest an interesting pattern related to people that have ADHD. When patients that had ADHD were consuming recreational cannabis they found themselves in need of fewer prescription drugs to manage their condition.
ADHD And The End of The Cabinet System
Marijuana has been validated for having a role in relieving the symptoms of ADHD as published in a study on the end of the cannabinoid system. In a peer-reviewed journal, researchers gathered from 53 medical cannabis patients with a pre-existing condition of ADHD. The patients got the same dosage, delivery method, strain, and had their condition monitored under extremely controlled conditions.
As the patients were evaluated the group was taking medical cannabis with their ADHD had a much lower monthly dose of their ADHD medication when compared to the group that abstained from marijuana use. Some patients that were treated with medical cannabis were able to stop their ADHD medications entirely.
These are still preliminary findings and with the number of people across the world that are affected by ADHD, they showcase a ray of hope towards the future. Marijuana can relax the mind, reduce nervousness, and ease other symptoms of ADHD. Prior studies have identified links between cannabis and ADHD but new studies are developing deeper into how cannabis can lower ADHD symptoms and their frequency and be balanced alongside pharmaceuticals to work with ADHD symptoms without the need for chemical intervention.
Further research will also need to be done on the right configuration and strain that works to treat the symptoms of ADHD. As legalization continues these are studies that are bound to increase in frequency worldwide.
If you have ADHD and you are living in an area where you can try recreational or medical marijuana, you should consider trying it for your own condition with a doctor’s approval.
This post was written by Flo Sugyatno, operations manager of LOCAL’d and cannabis expert. LOCAL’d is a helping hand to the companies that strengthen your community in the Washington, DC area. Helping them to grow through financial and promotional support, LOCAL’d is a Washington DC weed delivery service!