Medical Cannabis for ADHD

By: Apollo Cannabis Clinic, Feb 15, 2020
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Benefit of Medical Cannabis for ADHD

ADHD affects children and teens and can continue into adulthood. Children with ADHD may be hyperactive and unable control their impulses. Or they may have trouble paying attention. These behaviours interfere with school and home life.

They are as follows:

  • Chronic lateness and forgetfulness
  • Anxiety
  • Low self-esteem
  • Problems at work
  • Trouble controlling anger
  • Impulsiveness
  • Substance abuse or addiction
  • Unorganized
  • Procrastination
  • Easily frustrated
  • Chronic boredom
  • Trouble concentrating when reading
  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Relationship problems

Can Medical Cannabis Help ADHD Patients?

A recent study showed that an estimated 25% of patients experienced therapeutic benefits with the use of cannabis for treating ADHD symptoms.

Cannabis raises dopamine levels in the brain, but unlike other drugs, the way in which it does this is different. Cannabinoids increase dopamine levels indirectly by blocking the action of gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA). GABA reduces neuronal excitability in the nervous system and inhibits dopamine release. Unlike stimulants that excite the dopaminergic system directly increasing the risk of dopamine “burn-out” over prolonged periods of use, cannabis instead allow normal dopamine release by blocking GABA.

It seems that it is this interaction between the endocannabinoid and dopaminergic systems that might provide a mechanism for the reported decrease in ADHD symptoms when using cannabis to self-medicate, but without the side-effects associated with stimulant prescriptions.

Cannabis as Treatment for ADHD Symptoms

For some patients, cannabis is useful as a complimentary therapy to help alleviate the side-effects associated with prescription medications. Cannabis has been shown to be effective for treating insomnia and nausea without the side-effects associated with over-the-counter or prescription medications. Others patients, prefer using cannabis as a primary treatment for the alleviation of ADHD symptoms itself such as hyperactivity, behavioural problems, anxiety, and depression.

Although in cannabis and ADHD research is in its infancy, the increasing number of scientific studies being conducted, are starting to increasingly show that cannabis can be a valuable complementary, and even primary treatment for combating the difficulties and symptoms associated with ADHD.

Medical Cannabis Clinic's In Ontario

Apollo Cannabis Clinics offer medical marijuana for people suffering from chronic pain, anxiety, sleep disorder, PTSD, Nerve Damage, Cancer Care and more. Their Clinic also specialises in pain relief from migraines and Autoimmune Disorder. All of the Apollo Cannabis Clinic team members are comprised of top physicians, psychiatrists, specialists and scientists who share the goal of safely and effectively treating a variety of conditions and symptoms with medical cannabis.

Medical Marijuana for Chronic Pain, Anxiety, Sleep Disorder, and more.

They promote health and wellness with stress relief and headache relief through medical cannabis in Etobicoke, Aurora, North York and Two locations in Toronto, Ontario. Apollo Cannabis Clinic consults with over a dozen physicians who review new research and help support the clinic in it's an evidence-based approach to managing chronic pain, and other conditions such as PTSD and sleep disorders. Their support team is comprised of passionate professionals who take pride in making a difference in their patient’s lives through medical cannabis support, education, and ongoing treatment. Their phone lines are open 7 days a week and are there to help.

Apollo’s vision is to remain the most trusted cannabis clinic in Canada!