Many cannabis users have reported that marijuana is a natural stress reliever, yet there have been few studies into the matter. In fact, it is very difficult for universities and researchers to get permission to study the effects of marijuana because federally it is still a class 1 illegal substance. However, new research has recently been done that shows that medical marijuana in small doses may be able to relieve stress and give you a clearer mind.
A 2017 study by the University of Chicago was able to show that medical cannabis does, in fact, relieve stress. They measured blood pressure, cortisol levels, and heart rate to determine the physical signs of stress. While they found no difference in these measurements between the three groups, the group that received the lower dose of THC were less stressed than those with a higher dose of THC when faced with difficult tasks.