Most people feel sad or irritable from time to time. They may say they’re in a bad mood. A mood disorder is different. It affects a person’s everyday emotional state. Nearly one in ten people aged 18 and older have mood disorders. These include depression and bipolar disorder (also called manic depression).

Recent years have brought a wealth of new scientific understanding regarding how medical marijuana or cannabis can be beneficial for treating mood disorders.

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