Medical Marijuana For Anxiety
Updated: Jul 6
Many patients find that cannabis is an effective method for treating generalized anxiety disorder. However, not all cannabis treats anxiety the same. If you are someone who uses cannabis to manage your anxiety symptoms or are interested in starting to use cannabis to manage your anxiety, keep reading!
Each cannabis strain produces different effects. When choosing a specific strain or product for any condition, it is important that patients take some factors into consideration.
If you regularly experience anxiety, it is probably not in your best interest to consume very potent sativa strains. Listed below you will find some tips from patients who have and continue to use cannabis to treat anxiety.
Please keep in mind that everyone is different. Some methods may not produce the same results for you as another patient. Staying open-minded and continuing to try different methods or dosing to incorporate into your medical marijuana journey is key to successful treatment.
Consider starting your day with a more CBD-dominant tincture
CBD itself is a great option for those that suffer from anxiety because it produces a calming effect, while THC-dominant products can actually heighten symptoms of anxiety. Tinctures are one of the best methods to consume CBD because they allow quicker absorption into the body.
Try using a smaller dose
If you take edibles to manage your anxiety, you can opt for CBD/THC gummies such as a 1:1, or THC-dominant edibles. The drawback of consuming edibles with only THC is that it is actually a smaller dosage. Consider using only 5mg instead of 10 or 20. Start off by using a smaller amount of THC and slowly increasing, depending on your individual needs.
Some strains to consider:
Other products to consider:
CBD dominant tinctures
Low Dose THC edibles
What’s your preferred method for managing your anxiety with cannabis?
If you are a Virginia resident suffering from a medical condition you think may benefit cannabis, you're likely eligible for medical marijuana treatment.
Click here to learn more about what Virginia Marijuana Card's state-certified medical marijuana doctors can do for you, or give us a call at (888) 633-5808 and our friendly support team can walk you through the entire process and schedule you for an evaluation appointment.