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420 with CNW — Study Finds Frequent Cannabis Use Doesn’t Cause Paranoia, Lower Motivation

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Recent research on the effects of regular marijuana usage disproves popular perceptions about the drug by showing no connection between habitual users’ decreased motivation or paranoia. The study found no indication of a marijuana-induced hangover the following day.

One of the unexpected results was that long-term users did not exhibit a decline in desire or effort-exertion willingness, either due to internal or external factors. In fact, consumers who used the product more frequently claimed to be more motivated and to have experienced more negative emotions and impulsivity.

The study highlights both expected and unexpected results, challenging misconceptions surrounding cannabis’ effects. The researchers attribute much of the misunderstanding to cannabis’ historical criminalization, which has skewed perceptions of the drug and its users. According to the authors, even though cannabis is widely used, especially when compared to tobacco, alcohol and caffeine, little is known about how it affects regular users in daily life.

Reddit served as a source for the study’s participants, who had to be at least 21 years of age and from Canada or the United States. Participants were required to use cannabis at least three times weekly for recreational purposes. Throughout the weeklong study period, participants completed a 30-minute baseline assessment and a brief assessment five times daily between 10 a.m. and 11 p.m.

The study found negligible influence on motivation, defying popular belief. Interestingly, the study indicated that people like to become high. In addition to feeling less stressed and afraid, chronic users reported feeling a variety of good emotions while high, including amazement, inspiration and thankfulness.

Interestingly, and against widespread perceptions, chronic users’ levels of paranoia did not rise when they got high. However, it was associated with decreased momentary conscientiousness, indicating reduced self-control and organization.

Although cannabis intoxication had short-lived effects on chronic users’ emotional states, there was little evidence of a hangover the next day. Additionally, frequent users reported greater negative emotions but also higher motivation compared to less frequent users.

While the study could not conclusively determine causality, it suggested a complex relationship between cannabis use and emotional states. The authors acknowledge limitations in participant selection, noting that the sample may not represent less frequent or novice users. Despite these limitations, the study provides valuable insights into the everyday experiences of habitual cannabis users, challenging misconceptions and paving the way for future research.

Other recent studies have similarly challenged misconceptions about cannabis, including its neurocognitive effects, which were found to be minimal among medical cannabis patients with chronic health conditions. Additionally, marijuana use was associated with a lower likelihood of cognitive decline and improved cognitive functioning in some studies.

Contrary to claims that marijuana causes mental illness, research has shown modest improvements in cognitive functioning and reduced medication usage among teens and young adults at risk of psychosis who use marijuana regularly. Studies have also debunked claims of marijuana causing IQ loss, attributing observed declines in IQ to shared familial factors rather than marijuana use itself.

Overall, while the long-term effects of cannabis use remain uncertain, recent research suggests that many fears surrounding marijuana may be exaggerated, and further investigation is warranted to better understand its impacts.

As more such studies are conducted and clarify what effects cannabis can or cannot have on its medical or recreational users, entities such as Software Effective Solutions Corp. (d/b/a MedCana) (OTC: SFWJ) that focus on the production of pharmaceutical-grade marijuana products could see interest in their products grow as the therapeutic effects of cannabis become more familiar to the public.

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