4 Best Marijuana Strains That’ll Melt Away Your Anxiety [2019 Update]
March 1, 2019
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4 Best Marijuana Strains That’ll Melt Away Your Anxiety [2019 Update]

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MarijuanaBreak Staff MarijuanaBreak Staff / Updated on March 1, 2019

For those of you who suffer from anxiety and are thinking of lighting up a marijuana joint, then this post is for you.

Anxiety is a tricky beast to combat and also a difficult medical condition to explain. Often “Anxiety” is used as an umbrella term to describe different feelings or an uneasy situation. It is often related to stress, and you might even hear people say “I’m always so stressed and worried, I’m sure that I suffer from anxiety.”

In today’s fast-paced, high-pressure rat race, it’s almost impossible not to feel “anxious” at some or another but the fact that you are stressed, worried or under pressure, doesn’t necessarily mean that you suffer from anxiety. It doesn’t also mean that you don’t. It simply means that you need to analyze yourself and understand whether you suffer from anxiety or you are simply a normal worrier. Whether you fall into the category of people who suffer from anxiety or not medical treatments such as marijuana can’t probably help with your anxiousness, and in this article, you’ll find out why.

In this article, we will explain what is anxiety, its symptoms and show you 4 strains that could help melt away your stress and anxiety.

Need a highly effective solution for Anxiety? Continue reading or explore your options by starting here.

What is Anxiety?

According to recent data, anxiety has become the number one mental health issue in North America. It’s estimated that one-third of the North American adult population experiences anxiety unwellness issues. Furthermore, a recent survey showed that 41% of employees reported high levels of anxiety in the workplace. Another report showed that half of college students suffered from some type of anxiety and were seeking medical treatment.

As we mentioned above, Anxiety is a general term that is used to describe a variety of different feelings. While anxiety is defined as a feeling of worry, nervousness, apprehension or unease, it is divided into subcategories:

  • General anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • Major depressive disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Panic disorder
  • Phobic disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Separation anxiety disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder

Of all of the anxiety disorders stated above, GAD is the most common one, affecting 5% of Americans at some point in their life. Women are more likely to suffer from some type of Anxiety Disorder with the exception of PTSD and anxiety tends to hit women around the age of 50. This often occurs around the age of 40 when menopause hits in.

The thing about anxiety is that it isn’t one of those stand alone illnesses like the flu. When it hits, it hits hard and is generally accompanied by other related disorders such as depression.

People who suffer from anxiety will tend to experience the following:

  • Often feel out of control
  • May experience higher levels of stress
  • Often struggle with low self-esteem issues
  • Feel nervous and anxious in social situations
  • Have extreme difficulty managing pressure at work or at home.
  • Are more often sick than usual
  • Will experience unhealthy relationships
  • Will suffer from health problems apart from anxiety
  • May feel depressed
  • May have anger management issues
  • Constantly feel unsettled.
  • Constantly feel overwhelmed
  • May bounce from job to job due to of higher levels of stress

According to Anxiety UK, anxiety can be seen in the following ways:

  1. Physical effects -, increased heartbeat, sweating, muscle tension, dry mouth, feeling dizzy, churning stomach.
  2. Cognitive effects – people who suffer from anxiety may experience negative thoughts, feel like they are going to make a fool of themselves or feel like they are going to die.
  3. Behavioral effects – many people end up changing their behavior due to a fear of having an anxiety attack. They will avoid certain situations that make them uneasy.

How to Treat Anxiety Without Marijuana

Over the last couple of years, anxiety has been a hot topic in the medical research industry, leading to a variety of treatments. Many have been proven effective in treating anxiety disorders

  • Talk Therapy – This may sound a bit ridiculous but it does actually work, and it doesn’t involve stuffing meds down your throat. Talk therapy isn’t just about talking. It’s about solving issues and finding a solution to your problem. Whether it’s work related or anxiety that is caused due to social activities. It is known to be effective in overcoming fears or coping with stress, which in the end is all related to anxiety.
  • Medication – According to recent data 65% of Americans take prescription drugs, and in 2012 there were 3.3 Billion prescriptions filled. Drugs like Paxil, Xanax or Niravam are often prescribed by doctors to manage anxiety.
  • Alternative therapies – Yoga, meditation, and acupuncture. Alternative therapies have caught on over the last couple of years as people try to change their lifestyle in the hope that it will help them cope with day to day illnesses and medical conditions. These great solutions have been proven to be effective in treating anxiety as they lead to a healthy, happy and productive lifestyle that is free from stress and worry.

Marijuana and Anxiety

Marijuana and anxiety is a controversial topic. Marijuana is known to cause anxiety or paranoia, especially when taken in large doses over a short period. It can lead to panic attacks, and as of now it is the number reason why people stop using it.

Nevertheless, when using marijuana responsibly, it can have the opposite effect and help to treat a number of medical conditions including anxiety.

According to recent research, THC and CBD can have very different effects and will also affect people in different ways. CBD dominant marijuana strains tend to reduce levels of anxiety as it acts on serotonin receptors. Though for some, THC has been witnessed to help anxiety as it produces psychoactive effects that relieve people’s stress and help anxiety.

The CBD/THC Combination is a complex one and unfortunately there isn’t enough research to conclude how marijuana effects people who suffer from anxiety. In the end, it all comes down to the right balance and dosing. Therefore it is essential to consult with a marijuana doctor before consuming any form of cannabis, whether it be in its raw version or extract.

4 Best Marijuana Strains for Anxiety

Whether you are just starting our or you’ve been smoking cannabis for years, it is always best to start slow. Every marijuana strain has different THC/CBD levels and will affect your mind and body differently. If you are seeking treatment for anxiety and decide to try to the marijuana route, then be sure to consult with a professional. And if you feel that the strain you are consuming isn’t right, simply stop.

So here it is, the best marijuana strains for anxiety…

1) White Widow (Sativa dominant Marijuana Hybrid)

This Sativa dominant hybrid promotes a full-bodied high that can be a bit “spacey,” which makes it a popular choice for patients with anxiety or PTSD.

Read the full White Widow Review here
White widow cannabis Strain

2) Sour OG (Hybrid Marijuana Strain)

Sour OG is a mellow and relaxing marijuana strain that doesn’t know you out but helps with stress. It is a good choice for anxiety relief.

3) Cherry Pie (indica Dominant Marijuana hybrid

This Indica dominant marijuana strain promotes a creative high with a clear mind. Perfect for dealing with stressful situations.

Read the complete Cherry Pie Review here

4) Grandaddy Purple (Indica Hybrid)

This Indica hybrid delivers potent psychoactive effects with cerebal euphoria and physical relaxation.

Read the complete Grandaddy Purple Review here.

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68 comments
  1. Kebmaster
    Blood sugar! Hash not weed..

    Don’t skip meals. Carry around snacks like bananas and peanuts so you do not get blood sugar crashes. Get enough sleep, exercise regularly. Smoke the more mellow pollen or black hash instead of weed. I never get panic attacks smoking hash, excluding once when it was a really strong strain and I had been for a long cycle ride and got home had a spliff straightaway. Always eat first after exercise.

  2. Russel Bell
    Sour OG

    Sour OG can take away anxiety or even tiredness like no other weed can. I am a fan of this strain, I grow it myself, pretty easy to grow as well, and is very effective for anxiety.

  3. DrGreenThumb
    Cannatonic beats panic disorder

    Cannatonic and AC/DC are the absolute best strains for people with panic disorder..they have high cbd low thc so while the small amount of thc will get you feeling high the cbd in the plants actually fights away the panic..small amounts of thc will still get people with severe panic disorder high because re effects of thc are amplified in those with panic disorder therefore we can still be potheads and feel great smoking cannatonic or AC/DC with these you’ll have a an amazing high and no panic..in fact it will help eliminate panic problems altogether..cannabis is such a wonderful healing plant…

  4. Michael Sollace
    My reason

    I like to get high , there is nothing wrong with me. Perhaps because I have had THC AND CBD in my blood stream for 40 or so years. I like all these strains. And some. I dont need a ailment to enjoy it . I just enjoy it!

  5. Anthony
    White Widow

    If you are suffering from anxiety then you MUST give white widow a try. It really is the one of the best options for a natural stress and anxiety reliever!

  6. Sue Green
    I love GDP

    Granddaddy purple is so tasty and works really well, I only need to use it once in the day and my anxiety is kept at bay all day.

  7. Debbie
    Great picks!

    Amazing picks! I’ve personally tried all 4 strains and find them incredibly useful for calming my nerves and making me less anxious. Definitely recommend to anyone suffering from stress or crippling anxiety!

  8. Yazmin
    Meds vs canna is

    I have chronic anxiety and depression diagnosed for around 10 yrs now. Had to take a mini cocktail of pills everyday until i started researching and switch to a more “natural” approach. I found indica strains work better for my anxiety isually sativa strains worsen my symptons. I wouldnt mix anti depressants or anti anxiety meds together with cannabis so i starting lowering doses woth the advise of my doctor and now 3 yrs later done with xanax, prozac, ect, ect. And i feel great

  9. Samantha Greggory
    Fingers crossed

    I have severe OCD and have heard about Sour OG a few times in OCD communities online. This is a great article, and really insightful for someone suffering like I am. I will be buying this and will let you all know how i go!

  10. Lisa
    Anxiety and RLS...Taken off meds....Can't sleep!!! Help!!!

    Hello! 🙂
    Just starting to look into marijuana options since our state is now on board with medical use. I have had severe anxiety as well as severe restless leg syndrome for many years. I had been on Xanax for many years for both these conditions, but recently had a really bad reaction to it. So, I have been abruptly pulled off of of the RX. In the mean time, my anxiety and especially my RLS is out of control. I haven’t slept more than a couple hours (if that) a night for nearly 2 months and all my Dr. will offer is melatonin….which does nothing for me.
    Are there options (and relief) for me in the Marijuana world?
    Thank you in advance!

    1. SW
      Legal Hemp Flower

      Try high-CBD, ultra-low THC legal hemp flower from a reputable farm that posts lab reports about contaminants, cannabinoids and terpenes. Unless you live in one of the 5 states where it’s illegal.

    2. Ashton
      Some ideas for you

      We all metabolize differently. Our environment and perception of life can also affect these processes. Id offer this advice to you since no one has replied.

      Be reminded that things always fall into place. Meaning keep a positive outlook. Get busy. Be yourself. People are naturally attracted to real people. Take care of something. Drink water. And lastly you can try(you mention RLS and anxiety) these supplements:
      Quality Magnesium (NOW brand)
      L-Theanine
      L-Argentiine/Ornithine
      Rhodiola
      Ashwaghanda
      Could read a book by Julia Ross about amino acids and supplementing.

      Hope this helps.

  11. Melody
    Need some help from some peeps that understand.

    Hi, lovely peeps!

    I’ve been smoking pretty much since I was 13. I love the whole process of it…the rolling, the smell, the smoke etc… recently it has given me RIDICULOUS anxiety!! Just out of nowhere! I have noticed sativa has been a big NONO for me. Ok, that’s fine…move on to indica…still feeling it, not as bad, but definitely still there. I want to pretty much relax and smoke it like a cigarette…any ideas on ones that are extremely low in TCH? Is CBD what I’m looking for? Would loooooove some help on this. Super frustrating!

    1. Ren
      Ghost train haze

      I stopped smoking for many years due to anxiety. I just tried ghost train haze and it worked amazingly for me. Even though it says online that it can cause anxiousness. I only smoked a small amount. I’m writing this cause it felt like a miracle worker

    2. Michelle

      Ive recently read that anxiety grows progressively with THC use. And that adults who have smoked since under the age of full brain development are more likely to get paranoid and develop schizophrenia…Im no expert but I do read that more…maybe try switching to CBD for anxiety.

    3. bird fancier

      try high CBD strains, I believe it would help more than cbd oil, which is from hemp.
      the thc is still there, its just balanced by the cbd. I got cbd blueberry from my dispensary
      about a 1:1 ratio of cbd to thc and I definitely get effects. I hope this helps to avoid negative
      effects like high anxiety.

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