Updated on Feb 10, 2021. Medical content reviewed by Dr. Fred Ashford, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety affects nearly 40 million people in the US. Well, the challenge is evident and even more prominent in this phase of the pandemic. Thankfully, with a medical marijuana card, you can access cannabis and use it to get some relief. There are cannabis strains that are an ideal fit for managing this condition. Well, let’s have a look at other aspects of anxiety first.
The main causes of anxiety:
Anxiety can arise due to a lot of factors which we have discussed below:
1) Panic disorders:
Dizziness, shortness of breath, increased heartbeat, etc are some common symptoms related to panic disorders that are linked to anxiety.
It impairs the way your brain functions and can lead to anxiety disorders.
Episodes of violence or aggressive behavior can also lead to anxiety. This has a negative impact on the brain and induces a sense of phobia that is hard to handle.
4) Side-effects of medicines:
Certain medications like antidepressants, etc can actually make matters worse and have a harsh impact on mental health.
Along with these, the presence of phobia, relationship issues, financial pressure, etc can also lead to anxiety.
Cannabis strains for anxiety
There are various cannabis strains that are ideally suited for managing anxiety.
This Sativa dominant hybrid is a cross between South Indian Indica and South American Sativa. Highly popular in the United States, White Widow packs a THC averaging between 18% and 25%. As you would guess, the effects are pretty potent and project a lasting high. You’ll dive into deep space and explore new things through your imagination. Well, if you’re a beginner, do it in limits. Other than that, it’s a brilliant strain for managing anxiety.
A cross between Granddaddy Purple and Durban Poison, Cherry Pie is an uplifting strain that will melt your anxiety in minutes. Indica dominance does not have an effect on your productivity. In fact, it keeps you alert while relaxing you to the core. Use this strain after a stressful day and you’ll introduce yourself to lasting bliss.
With THC levels averaging between 13% and 17%, Sour OG offers a mellow high that is perfect for dealing with stress and anxiety. It gives a balanced high that is not hard to manage, unlike the potent strains. So, you can glide through the zone of relaxation and chill easily.
Well, before you access cannabis products based on these strains, you need to have a medical cannabis card in NY to earn the legal right. Once you do that, find the best dispensaries in your area and access these strains. Do remember to follow the doctor’s advice on taking the doses. That is important and essentially decides how effective your dose of cannabis will be. The idea is to avoid excess intake and do it within limits. That’s the best way to manage anxiety with cannabis.