During decades, humans have been struggling with different kind of conditions that affect their bodies and minds; due the rapid advance of technology and many other aspects of current daily life one of the most common result is anxiety.
Previously, we have explained how good is marijuana if you’re trying to improve your focus at work, trying to quit smoking or trying to loss weight. Now we’ll show you the relationship with anxiety and the strains that will help you to deal with it.
The good news is that in the past decade, not only in Canada but around the world, confidence in marijuana has increased; recent research in the US suggests that marijuana use has increased over the past decade 2-4 as perceptions of risk of harm from using marijuana among adults in the general population have steadily declined.
Relationship status: complicated
Anxiety and marijuana are a good example of a complicated relationship.The good results depends on different aspects: the strains you use, amount you consume and how good you know your body and its limits. When you’re smoking or ingesting marijuana, the high experience is produced by THC, which also gives marijuana its psychoactive effects. THC can: raise your heart rate, which, if you already have anxiety, it may make you feel even more anxious.
On the other hand, CBD appears to have great anxiolytic effects without anxiogenic effects at higher doses. In fact, the anxiolytic effects of CBD in humans were first demonstrated in the context of reversing the anxiogenic effects of THC.
According to some studies, consuming 300-600 mg of oral CBD reduces experimentally induced anxiety in individuals without anxiety disorders and reduces anxiety in patients with social anxiety disorder.
It’s also known that occasionally, marijuana can also produce hypotension, and some symptoms similar to a panic attack such as dizziness, nausea, feeling faint, confusion, and blurred vision. This only occurs when you don’t know your limits and/or are not consuming the right strains.
The best strains that help with anxiety
When choosing the right strains to help you with anxiety, knowing the amount THC is crucial; the less, the best.
Known as GDP, is a hybrid strain created in California in 2003 from: Big Bud and Purple Urkle. It has a unique berry and grape aroma and a defined structure. The flowers have a deep purple color when they’re in full bloom.
According to some users, it produces physical relaxation, and it may also be used to relieve pain, muscle spasms, depression, insomnia and stress. It’s also identified for promoting peaceful mindset and allows patients to enjoy relief from tension.
This strain is a hybrid derived from a Jamaican and Laotian sativa along with an Afghani Hawaiian indica. It’s 80% sativa, making it an excellent strain for clear thinking during the day. Its flavors are described as earthy, lemons and citrus.It’s also reported to be useful for relieving various symptoms, including: anxiety and depression, fatigue, migraine headaches, physical pain, mood swings.Amnesia Haze’s talents have been recognized, is a Cannabis Cup winner (1st place 2004, 1st place Sativa Cup 2012).
This is a pure indica strain with strong potency. It’s reported to be useful for evening or night use, as it can make the user feel quite drowsy.The THC level in Chocolate Chunk is between 10 – 20%. Its buds have a conical shape with their high known chocolate taste. This strain is great for relieving: aches and pains, muscular tensions, worry and anxiety. If you’re a planting enthusiast, Chocolate Chunk has a very fast flowering of 55 days, it’s ideal for sea-of-green growing method.
Girl Scout Cookies
Girl Scout Cookies (GSC) is a hybrid strain that offers users cerebral euphoria and great body comfort. This strain is derived from OG Kush and Durban Poison. Its THC level is b 18 to 23% THC. It usually has larger, dense and chunky buds.It owes its name to the popular cookies because when they’re burnt, the buds produce a toasted cookie scent similar to it.
The effect of GSC is almost instant. Some users may have a strong feeling of euphoria and feel like socializing with people surrounding. After the initial cerebral excitement, a relaxing effect comes over the entire the body.GSC has a range of medicinal applications including relief from: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, aches and pains, nausea, insomnia.
This is a hybrid strain rich in CBD, it means that doesn’t have the strong cerebral high one would get from a sativa-dominant strain. It’s a descendent from Colombian Gold, Thai and Swiss Landrace. Its THC level is 4 to 10%. It’s great for lifting mood and providing a mild anti-anxiety effect. The flavors experimented after consuming it can range from earthy musk to sweet mango According to some users is best when taken in the afternoon.
Northern Lights is one of the most popular indica-dominant strains. It is well known for its resinous buds, rapid flowering and resistance during cultivation. It’s a hybrid descendant of Afghani and Thai native breeds. Some connoisseurs claim that it was originally developed near Seattle, Washington and spread out of Holland after 1985.It’s commonly called “two hit and quit” because it makes the user extraordinarily drowsy and relaxed.
According to some users, after using it, you can experience a sense of happiness and well-being. It’s also known for improving focus and creativity. It is useful for treating symptoms of: Anxiety, pain, insomnia and loss of appetite.
In conclusion, effects of marijuana on anxiety disorders are complex. In human body, the endocannabinoid system appears to play an important role in responses to stress and anxiety. The two primary active ingredients of marijuana, THC and CBD, appear to have differents effects with regard to anxiety. THC appears to decrease anxiety at lower doses and increase anxiety at higher doses.The key is to pay attention to your body limits.
Do you know any other strain that helps to treat anxiety? What have been your experience with these strains? Comment bellow!