Regulating cannabis is often discussed in the same terms as regulating alcohol. But their impact on the human brain really is much different. Alcohol is a depressant, meaning it slows down vital functions like the ability to speak clearly and motor skills. Marijuana, meanwhile, can be a depressant, stimulant or a hallucinogen, depending on the type.
Now, scientists are studying if hallucinogens, like CBD or LSD, can have an effect on Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD).