Is Smoking Weed Reducing or Increasing My Social Anxiety?

I can rationalize smoking marijuana in many ways. It helps with writer’s block, boosts my libido, settles my stomach, and helps curb my boozing. But there is only one way I can justify smoking it before, say, walking into my 3-year-old’s playdate or ballet class: Weed helps with my (self-diagnosed) social anxiety disorder—or so I tell myself. There are other …

No Scientific Evidence That Cannabinoids Improves Mental Health Conditions

Over the past two years, most people went from never hearing of something called “CBD” to seeing products containing the substance sold everywhere from gas stations to DSW (yes, the shoe store). Given how quickly cannabidiol (CBD) products became mainstream, it’s taking a while for research to catch up with it. Namely, whether CBD and other cannabinoids live up to …