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Therapeutic Cannabis and Depression

By Becky DeKeuster

In 1621, British clergyman Robert Burton recommended a variety of treatments for depression (what he then referred to as the “Chaos of Melancholy”) in his book The Anatomy of Melancholy, including prayer, good company, exercise and various tinctures and herbs – including marijuana.

Today, when faced with the myriad symptoms of a depressive episode, patients and their physicians are more likely to turn to a plethora of prescription pills.

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