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It is interesting that the sciencedirect article suggests that both caffeine & cannabinoids reduce stress.- But caffeine is a stimulant and cannabis is a depressant.- So they must have different actions in some other respects.- I think that having too much coffee can overstimulate people (racing heartbeat, etc) - and withdrawing it after heavy use increases stress.- Similarly, I suspect that withdrawing cannabis after heavy use would also be stressful- In many cases, the body attempts to adapt to an external pharmacological disturbance by modifying the production of neurotransmitters or reducing the sensitivity of receptors to return the body to a semblance of "normal". - Suddenly removing the external analogue throws the system out of balance (withdrawal symptoms)I think that sometimes people confuse "coffee withdrawal symptoms" with "the stress of life"; they then wrongly attribute coffee with "relieving stress" when it is actually relieving "coffee withdrawal symptoms". This is a marketing dream - a product which relieves the symptoms which it causes!I imagine that the withdrawal pathways for multiple drugs could have components in common.
- But caffeine is a stimulant and cannabis is a depressant.