Can Cannabis Help Your Anxiety?


Cannabis is showing up in the news these days helping all sorts of different medical conditions. It would seem there’s almost nothing cannabis can’t do. Cancer, epilepsy, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, you name it and there seems to be a cannabis regimen that can help it.

When it comes to anxiety, this is another medical condition that cannabis can help with. At times, it can also trigger anxiety. Understanding anxiety and what triggers it as well as understanding cannabis is essential if you’re considering treating your anxiety with cannabis.

Anxiety has more than 3 million cases per year reported in the U.S., and that number is continually growing. PTSD, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic attacks, social anxiety, and more are all forms of anxiety disorders affecting people globally.

Cannabis can treat everybody a little bit differently so what worked for one person may not work the same for you. With that in mind, if you suffer from anxiety, you will most likely want to try Indica strains of cannabis. Sativa strains are known to produce energetic feelings and encourage the thought process. This is the last thing you want during an anxiety attack.




Going Green May Be Just The Thing You Need To Control Your Anxiety

Granddaddy Purple, Hindu Kush, and Northern Lights are Indica dominant strains that many people find relief from their anxiety with. There are many different methods of consumption when it comes to cannabis these days, it’s not just about smoking it anymore. Edibles, vaping, dabbing, and even cannabis Pharma such as THC, CBN, or CBD capsules are proving to be effective methods for controlling anxiety.

The best way to control anxiety is to avoid having a panic attack. This is easier said than done. Many people find that micro-dosing with cannabis throughout the day also effectively helps them to control their anxiety levels. Micro-dosing can be done using tinctures, edibles, or by vaping. 

Thanks to the legality of cannabis growing across the country and around the world, there are countless anecdotal stories from those who have successfully treated their anxiety with cannabis coming to light. A simple Google search could totally change your perception about using anything other than cannabis to treat your anxiety moving forward! 

August 9, 2018

by James Priest

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James has a passion for wordsmithing content specific to the cannabis community, culture, and industry. This father of seven spends all his time writing about the plant he loves. James believes that cannabis should be an essential part of everyone's life but, this doesn't mean that everyone has to get stoned to do this. Only through education and sharing the stories of the community can we help to tear down the negative walls of stigmas and stereotypes that cannabis has received or the last 80 years. James likes to say, "A single seed can tip the scales, be the seed."


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