Is it preferable to administer cannabis to an individual to alleviate their anxiety or to manipulate the endocannabinoid system in order to decrease their symptoms? Why do you think this?

Does the evidence suggesting that cannabis helps to reduce symptoms of anxiety disorders influence your opinion of whether cannabis should be legalized or not? Explain.

Chicken and Egg: Do you think people with anxiety disorders are more inclined to use cannabis as a form of self-medication to cope with their symptoms? OR do you think that cannabis increases the fight-or-flight response resulting in increase in substance use?

Do you think that using cannabis to reduce stress/anxiety could actually produce more stressful situations to cope with (i.e. lack of motivation, getting caught by family, possible loss of social supports, association with delinquency, etc)?

Do you believe that marijuana is a gateway drug?