What makes Cannabis help with anxiety for some and heighten it for others? Knowing the details of the cannabis you are using will help steer you into being helped rather than heighten with anxiety.
What to Know
There are two strains of Cannabis to be familiar with:
THC strains are known to produce the euphoric high associated with cannabis. While some find THC’s intoxicating effects to be relaxing, others may be sensitive to them and find that they actually worsen the anxiousness.
CBD strains are highly recommended for anxiety relief. These strains lack the psychotropic components of THC.
The next component to factor in for anxiety reduction are the terpenes. Terpenes are the aromatic compounds in cannabis that give each strain a unique scent and possibly, to some extent, effects. Some terpenes might promote relaxation and stress-relief, while others potentially promote focus and acuity.
Common cannabis terpenes are represented by different colors, which you can explore in this guide.
Getting the right blend of THC, CBD, and anxiety-busting terpenes is key to having a positive experience with cannabis.
Other Considerations for Anxiety Busting
Control your consumption and take it slow. There are a lot of ways to consume cannabis, but edibles are highly popular and readily available. This method especially takes time. Don’t over eat and wait it out. The medicine needs to circulate through the digestive process for full effect.
Know what you are using. Educate yourself and talk with a knowledgeable professional. Not all strains are created equal. It pays to know the details.