The results could pave the way to new treatments for anxiety.

When we’re stressed or anxious, we tend to turn to things that make us feel better — and for some, that means cannabis.

In fact, this is one of the primary reasons for smoking weed or taking CBD, according to a 2009 study on young adults.

But despite its popularity as a salve for anxious brains, scientists don’t know how the chemicals in marijuana work to calm anxiety — but the discovery of a molecule that affects an anxiety-producing super-highway in the brain could hold the key.

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Alexandra Pattillo ~ Inverse.com

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