Anxiety and Cannabis
Anxiety and Medical Marijuana
Research shows that medical marijuana can be very effective for anxiety. While antidepressants and therapy sessions are beneficial to some people, increasingly, medical marijuana is starting to become part of people’s treatment for anxiety. Medical marijuana is an all-natural remedy which helps to combat the endless worrying and nervousness that comes along with anxiety disorders.
Feeling anxious in stressful situations is completely normal. However, for some, anxiety occurs so often and with such force that it begins to interfere with everyday life. It can appear in many shapes and forms and can be difficult to recognize when anxiety develops into a disorder. People who experience anxiety disorders often feel overwhelmed and have a constant worry or fear that is traumatic.
Anxiety Disorder Symptoms:
– Problems sleeping
– Heart palpitations
– Muscle tension
– Cold sweats
If this is happening to you and your anxiety is becoming uncontrollable, it may be time to take steps to help ease it. For some people, medical marijuana is a useful way to help ease their anxiety.
How to get assessed for medical marijuana for anxiety is detailed at end of this page.
Medical Marijuana: CBD and THC
People suffering from anxiety are asked not to self medicate with recreational marijuana. CBD and THC are two natural compounds found in marijuana. Most often, recreational marijuana contains more THC rather than CBD. THC is more of a psychoactive compound, while CBD is not psychoactive according to a 2011 study.
Often times, it’s best to choose a strain of medical marijuana with a higher concentration in CBD for medical purposes. THC is known to trigger the amygdala area of the brain which is responsible for fear, which can actually cause anxiety and paranoia.
However, both THC and CBD compounds together have many medical benefits which make medical marijuana effective for treating anxiety.
A recent retrospective chart study of 72 adults at large mental health clinic in Colorado using 25 mg of non-psychoactive cannabidiol (CBD) in capsule form primarily for anxiety found that 79.2% of them reported improvements. For those that remained the duration of the study the benefits continued. It went on to state that CBD appears to be better tolerated than routine psychiatric medications. Just 4.17% didn’t tolerate the medication well.
We’ve provided care to thousands of Canadians who live with anxiety. Based on those case studies we can work with you to find a product and delivery methods best suited to your individual needs.
How to Get Medical Marijuana for Anxiety
If you are looking to get assessed for medical cannabis to help alleviate some of the symptoms of anxiety, Canadian Cannabis Clinics can help. We’ve provided care and support to thousands of Canadians who live with anxiety. Choose to have a virtual or clinic appointment – whichever feels right for you.