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Finding the Right Medical Marijuana for Anxiety
If you have a medical marijuana card in Virginia and want help with symptoms associated with an anxiety disorder, you may need some guidance when it comes to finding the right medical marijuana for your needs. Virginia’s dispensaries are offering a wide range of products, from edibles to flower, giving you almost too many options! We’ve put together a simple guide that can start pointing you in the right direction and help you find the medical marijuana product that brings true relief to your anxiety!
Choosing By Strain
Traditionally, many medical marijuana patients made their selections based on what strain of marijuana was used in a product. There are three main categories of “strains” that you can find in Virginia dispensaries: Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid.
Sativas are renowned for their energizing effects, while Indicas deliver a stronger body effect, making them great for relaxation and treating insomnia. What many don’t realize is that the “head high” effect delivered by many Sativas often make them ideal choices for treating anxiety. Hybrids are mixes of both Sativas and Indicas, and their effects can vary from product to product.
Choosing by Type
Many in the cannabis industry are moving away from categorizing products by strain and, instead, are focusing on THC and CBD levels. Products categorized in this way come in three types:
Type I: high THC
Type II: THC/CBD combined
Type III: high CBD
Products that are higher in CBD are believed by many to be the most effective remedies for anxiety. This may be due to the fact that CBD binds weakly to the CB1 receptor in the brain.
A review conducted in 2020 showed that patients anxiety levels improved after single doses of CBD products that ranged from 300 to 600 mg. While research continues, these are some important early signs that CBD has promise as a treatment for acute cases of anxiety.
A Helpful Cannabinoid: CBG
Medical marijuana products can also contain several other cannabinoids in addition to the very common THC and CBD. One such cannabinoid, CBG, may be particularly effective at helping with anxiety. CB, or Cannabigerol, is also known to help with PTSD, OCD and depression. Patients looking for relief from anxiety may want to keep an eye out for this “secret ingredient” as well!
Reading the Reviews
Virginia dispensary websites are chock full of reviews from other medical marijuana users just like you. Reading through these reviews can give you some detailed insights into the effects associated with certain products.
Keep in mind that the dispensaries also categorize products by effects. Look for products that are said to relieve stress or encourage relaxation to zero in quickly on some relevant products!
Get Your Medical Marijuana Card and Treat Your Anxiety Today!
Of course, consulting with a certified medical marijuana doctor can be one of the best ways to get on the road to recovery! These medical professionals can not only help you get your medical marijuana card, but also make recommendations as to how you can find relief for your symptoms.
Schedule an appointment with an online VA medical marijuana doctor today to start gaining access to safe and legal cannabis products, including tinctures, flower, concentrates and more for your loved one or patient!
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