We’ve all been there – anxiety is a climbing challenge and Cannabis may help! With so many hundreds of thousands of people dealing with it on a daily, we wanted to weigh in on the marijuana-matter.
Let’s chat about the differences between CBD and THC for starters because there are still a surprising amount of readers who don’t fully understand the vast difference between the two – even though they come from the same plant.
CBD stands for Canna-bid-iol. It’s a naturally occurring compound found in the flower of the cannabis plant. It’s safe, non-addictive, and has been found to support the endocannabinoid system – found in all human bodies! ( this stuff is so cool!)
NOTE: CBD does not get you high. Period.
The endocannabinoid system is a molecular system responsible for regulating and balancing many processes in the body, including immune response, communication between cells, appetite and metabolism, memory, and more.
When CBD and the Endocannabinoid System meet and mingle, wonderful things may happen! All of the receptors seem to perk up and work better – according to studies and research.
THC is the psychoactive compound in the cannabis plant that is responsible for the “high” associated with marijuana.
There’s no question that many people use marijuana for anxiety.
Commonly reported benefits of marijuana use include:
Sarah Peace, a licensed counselor explains her clients have reported that marijuana, in particular, helps relieve symptoms of:
If you’re curious about trying marijuana for anxiety, there are a few things you can do to reduce your risk for it worsening your anxiety symptoms. Because we all just want to feel great, don’t we?
Consider these tips: