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Does weed help with anxiety or cause it? Here's what experts say

By Teddy Amenabar

03 May 2023 · 6 min read

Editor's Note

Smoking cannabis can have a wide range of effects on your mood, leaving some people calm and content and others anxious and irritable. The Washington Post explains why this is the case.

Many people smoke cannabis to unwind, but it doesn't always work that way.

The effects cannabis can have on mood varies widely, leaving some people calm and content and others anxious and irritable, research shows.

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