You may have heard that the relationship between anxiety and cannabis is a bit complicated. For some, one puff of marijuana provides incomparable relief of panic, stress, worry, and any other anxiety-related symptoms. On the other hand, others encounter a peak in paranoia and heightened anxiety with the use of weed. The strain’s THC content level usually can be associated with this typical reaction, but what most of the population fails to realize is there are 100s of strains available. All providing different benefits and THC levels, some even have little to no THC. These strains are game changing for anxiety sufferers, as they are high in CBD. Don’t be fooled; there are some strains rich in THC that provide relief for anxiety sufferers. You can learn more about the difference between THC and CBD here.
To begin picking out the right strain to fight your anxiety, you must first understand your sensitivity and tolerance. The second step involves experimenting with new strains- try both high and low THC; this will help determine which strain benefits you the most.
For general anxiety, there are numerous excellent strains for your choosing. A few strains that we recommend to help with those unwanted symptoms are Granddaddy Purple (I), Jack Herer (S), and Cannatonic (H). All three of these strains have a different THC and CBD level. Granddaddy Purple is an indica, which most anxiety smokers prefer indica over satvia. It has been known to relax the mind rather than supercharge it. However, Jack Herer is a high-THC sativa, but the euphoria tapers in gently with the calming influences. Though if you are sensitive to THC, we recommend the high-CBD strain Cannatonic. While it helps dull the anxious edge that a lot of anxiety sufferers experience while smoking, it possesses high levels of the terpene myrcene, which adds to this strain’s deeply relaxing qualities.
Medical Marijuana (MMJ) can provide benefits for multiple conditions. Unfortunately, anxiety is not an approved debilitating conditions for obtaining your Red Card. For more information on how to get an MMJ recommendation, click here. To schedule an appointment for an evaluation or for any other questions, you can give us a call at (720) 477-4920.