2. Women Use Weed for Mental Health
Studies found that women were more likely to use cannabis to help mood or anxiety disorders. This is different from men who are more likely to use the drug for psychiatric disorders. Women with what scientists call “cannabis use disorder,” or CUD, are at risk of externalizing disorders. What does this mean? Extensive use of marijuana may
What does this mean? Extensive use of marijuana may intensify symptoms of depression and anxiety when not using. As mentioned before, women withdrawing from marijuana lack sleep, appetite, and are prone to irritability. An Australian study found young women who smoked marijuana daily are five times as likely to develop depression seven years later as their non-smoking peers. It appears women use marijuana to reduce levels of anxiety and stress, but if overdone, will only heighten symptoms from before.