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Does CBD help with depression?

Various animal studies have found CBD may exhibit antidepressant-like effects. One mouse study found that cannabidiol may induce dose-dependent antidepressant-like effects both 30 minutes after a single administration and 7 days following treatment. Dr. Dani Gordon, MD, who treats many depression patients in her cannabis medicine practice, reports that her patients report reductions in depression symptomatology including reductions in stress and anxiety, and increases in motivation, engagement and social behaviors. However, although much research has been dedicated to CBD as a mood balancing agent, we have not found any peer-reviewed journal studies of CBD’s antidepressant effects in humans.

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