That being said, when used in moderation, marijuana is indeed effective if you are looking to relax and ease your anxious thoughts. As marijuana produces relaxing and euphoric effects, you can enjoy happy thoughts and good vibes to keep yourself preoccupied and away from the thoughts and feelings that may be causing you to feel anxious and paranoid in the first place.
The name of this strain says it all. Stress Killer marijuana is a literal stress killer that was specifically developed to help treat stress, anxiety, and pain, thanks to its high CBD levels and low THC concentration. This ratio allows this strain to take away any anxiety-inducing effects that the THC may give while providing its users with a relaxing experience that helps alleviate stress and its related symptoms.
The 10 best strains for treating anxiety
Canna-Tsu is a cross between two great medical strains, Cannatonic and Sour Tsunami. It has THC levels that are almost half of its CBD contents. This means that this strain packs a lot of CBD to help fight off anxiety and its related symptoms. As a CBD-dominant strain, Canna-Tsu is widely used in the medical field. It delivers mental clarity that will allow patients to feel less anxious and put them at peace mentally and physically.
Jillybean is a strain that balances both energizing and calming highs to the point of giving you the best of both worlds. As such, the balance it provides keeps you happy and calm at the same time without overwhelming you to the point of giving you anxiety. So if you want to put yourself in a good and energetic mood, Jillybean is an ideal option for you.
If you are naming a strain Remedy, then it has to be able to treat medical conditions. That is exactly what Remedy does. It is a high-CBD strain that allows you to stay calm during the high. In fact, it was purposely made to treat anxiety and stress with its high levels of CBD. As such, the calm and relaxed head high it produces is an experience you will love if you are often feeling anxious and paranoid.
CBD-dominant marijuana strains tend to reduce levels of anxiety as they act on serotonin receptors. However, for some, THC could decrease anxiety as it produces psychoactive effects that relieve people’s stress and improve anxiety.
THC and CBD can have very different effects and will also affect people in different ways.
4 Best Marijuana Strains for Anxiety
Unlike some indicas, it provides deep relaxation but allows you to remain active and alert. Many users consider this strain perfect for dealing with stressful situations. Some claim it helps them feel inspired and creative. While it is incredibly useful in helping you unwind, you never feel as if Cherry Pie overwhelms you.
People who suffer from anxiety often experience the following:
An incredible 83% of Americans suffer from work-related stress. Yet another report showed that half of college students suffered from anxiety and were seeking medical treatment.
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This happy little strain is a cross between Romulan, Orange Skunk and Cindy 99. She is an Indica/Sativa mix which is perfect for anxiety sufferers. She manages to be both happy and relaxing at the same time, providing a smooth and soothing effect with a blissed-out edge. Her flavours are fruity, ranging from orange to mango to apple and with just a little hint of sweetness. Her THC content isn’t too high, around 11%, which means she’s not likely to induce paranoia or mess with the brain too much. For many, relaxation requires staying in control, so a lower level of THC is usually the way to go. She grows well indoors and outdoors with a short flowering time of just 8 weeks.
There are so many different reasons to smoke, whether it be therapeutic, recreational or medicinal. Each strain has a different effect and these can be used to treat a number of issues. Many sufferers of anxiety either don’t have access to medication, find it doesn’t work for them, or struggle to visit a doctor as anxiety can make talking to professionals extremely difficult. Whatever the reason most of us struggle with anxiety at one time or another, especially at the moment. This is a list of strains that are well known for helping to soothe anxiety, no matter how serious it is. Of course, smoking is not a cure-all and for those suffering severely from anxiety, it is always a good idea to speak to a doctor.
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Finally, we will end the list with Purple Punch, a high yielding Indica strain that is ideal for night time. The effect is floaty and soft with a soothing feeling like having your hair lightly stroked. The initial hit of the strain is pretty intense and uplifting, but then it softens into a silky smooth high that just lets stress melt away. This strain is much higher in THC, which becomes clear when the final stage kicks in, the sedative. After the lovely, fluffy euphoria comes a heavy soporific softness that will send even the most anxious brain off to sleep. She has a flowering time of 50 – 60 days and can be grown indoors or outdoors.
Due to the high CBD levels of this strain, it has long been considered medicinal. She is well known for her soothing, relaxing and uplifting effect which is ideal for anxiety sufferers. She is also used for a number of other ailments such as chronic pain, PTSD, arthritis, fibromyalgia, insomnia and Multiple Sclerosis. The primary reason for her excellent anti-anxiety effect is not only her high CBD but her low THC. This means she is unlikely to have any mind-altering effects and those who are naturally anxious don’t have to worry about getting too high. The effect is simply one of general wellness and calm. She has a sweet yet musky scent which only adds to her relaxing effect. She produces impressive yields and can be grown indoors, outdoors or in a greenhouse. Personally, she is my favourite anti-anxiety strain because there is no chance of paranoia or feeling out of control.
Girl Scout Cookies is a classic strain with a slightly perkier effect. She is happy, social, talkative and creative. This is great for anyone who struggles from anxiety on a daily basis and struggles to get things done as a result. Anxiety can be the death of socialising, but this strain allows those who find interaction difficult a little bit of comfort. This strain can improve confidence, motivation and even lateral thinking which can help with anxiety-induced panic. Many of us struggle to get things done when we are anxious because it all gets muddled in the mind. The THC level is much higher on this strain, around 20 – 22% so it may be a good idea to take things slowly initially. She grows well indoors or outdoors and takes about 9 – 10 weeks to flower.
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