Why do survivors of sexual violence choose cannabis to heal?
Cannabis can help bring the fight-or-flight branch of the nervous system back to normal if it is overactive. It has the ability to tone down or switch off trauma-related brain circuits when they are abused. And it does so best in parts of the brain associated with memory and emotional reactions, where cannabinoid receptors are abundant. Read the full story, Why Survivors of Sexual Violence Choose Cannabis to Heal on Leafly, which discusses:
- Trauma changes the brain
- How cannabis can help
- Cannabis & PTSD research
- Best practices for daily cannabis consumption
- Survivors on their relationship with cannabis
- The soothing effects of cannabis on multiple symptoms
- A note on cannabis and consent
This article written by Elizabeth Enochs was originally published by Leafly on February 25, 2019.