While scientific research may just now be catching up, cannabis has historically been a go-to for people who need to unwind, deal with anxiety, or relieve some stress.
If you’re relatively new to the idea of using cannabis to relax, you’re probably wondering how to use cannabis for anxiety or simply for stress relief. Here’s a quick overview of cannabis for anxiety, as well as a few strains to consider when you just need to achieve a more peaceful state of mind.
How to Use Cannabis for Anxiety, Relaxation, and Stress
A large portion of people turn to cannabis because it helps them relax. In fact, over 70 percent of regular cannabis consumers say using the herb helps with stress. And, as many as 50 percent of people who use medical cannabis say they do so because it helps with anxiety. Whether you’re looking to use cannabis to deter anxiety symptoms or need to know how to use cannabis for stress relief, there are a few good tips to keep in mind.
Start with the right strains and products
You can certainly find some of the best cannabis strains for anxiety and stress relief on our menu. Picks like Lilac Cookies and Chem’s Fruit Stand are a few good picks because they offer such a relaxing, calming set of effects.
When picking cannabis for anxiety, look for Indica-dominant strains that are known for their soothing nature. It can be best to avoid Sativa-dominant strains that are known to be energizing or induce paranoia. And the highest THC strains in MA may not be the best option due to the intensity of the effects. If you prefer to have a lower-key relaxing experience, something like high-CBD gummies can be a good choice.
Take things slow with a new strain or product
Whatever strain or product you decide to try, take things slow. For example, if you pick up an eighth of Biscotti Mintz, try a few puffs of the flower, see how it helps over the course of an hour or so, and then adjust how much you smoke as needed.
Experiment with different cannabis products
Different types of cannabis products can be good for different instances and situations. For example, if you’re looking for all-day support to keep stress levels low and your thoughts moving a bit slower, an edible like 1906 Bliss Drops with a 1:1 ratio of CBD and THC can be a good choice. If you prefer something for acute instances of anxiety or stress, you may want to take a hit or two of a cannabis vape made with extracts from a good soothing strain like Mountain Girl from Fernway.
Find All the Best Cannabis for Relaxation at Canna Provisions
At Canna Provisions, we love connecting people with cannabis products to enrich their journeys. If you need a little help tracking down the top strains and products to help you unwind, be sure to ask one of our budtenders for recommendations when you arrive. Also, take a few minutes to explore our menus in Lee and Holyoke, MA.