Suffering from anxiety can greatly affect your daily mode of living-it can make every day, every conversation, and every simple task seems almost impossible. You have likely been prescribed several different medications, such as Xanax, Ativan and Valium. Some might not have relieved your symptoms, while others might have given you adverse side effects that were just as debilitating as your anxiety. Luckily, there are specific types of weed that can relieve your anxious symptoms if you are thinking of using medical marijuana for your condition.
There are hundreds of types of weed-all of which have unique benefits and disadvantages. Not every strain will create the same effects, so if you want to treat your angst and nervousness effectively, you should find a strain that is specifically grown to combat anxious feelings.
For the best results in treating this condition, find a strain that is low in THC and high in cannabidiol (CBD). CBD can lower the effects of THC and not leave you feeling the “high” that many types of weed provide, so you get the medical benefits without the feelings of impairment and chances of increased anxiety. The strain you choose should have at the very least a 1:1 CBD to THC ratio, though the higher the CBD, the less likely you are to induce further anxious feelings.
Here are three types of weed that can help treat your anxiety, so you can continue living your life without feeling anxious.
1. Chocolate Chunk
Chocolate Chunk is a 100% Indica strain that has an earthy, chocolate aftertaste. Its use is ideal for nights or lazy days. Its high is intense and long lasting so you don’t have to use a lot of it. This strain is great for social or general anxiety as well as panic attacks. It will leave you with reduced feelings of stress and muscle tensions so you can relax and finally feel at ease.
Harlequin is a 75/25 Sativa-dominant strain of weed, with especially high levels of CBD and low THC, which makes it an excellent choice for medical patients. It tends to produce a warm buzz and has a sedation effect that can keep you relaxed and anxiety-free, without the feeling of being high so you can use it throughout the day and be comfortable in social situations. You will still feel clear headed, energized and functional and will have a mild body stone.
Cannatonic is a 50/50 Sativa and Indica hybrid strain of marijuana often used to treat anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, pain and depression. It has a lemony pine scent and is a fan favourite in the medical community for its therapeutic benefits. It has a 1:1 THC to CBD ratio or better. You can use this strain during the day. Your mind and body will be relaxed but the effects won’t cloud your thoughts.
Find the Right Strain for You
Don’t let anxious feelings control your life. Make your daily living easier with medical marijuana. Many medical marijuana strains are ideal for relieving anxious feelings and letting you live your life in a relaxed manner without the strong effects of feeling high.
To really treat your symptoms, make sure you use the right types of weed. However, not all types of weed will work in the same way for every user, so test out a small amount of a strain before you use it to fully medicate and pay attention to your body’s reactions to it. With some testing, you will be able to find the perfect strain that works for your symptoms.