Weed can cause anxiety. We all know that and we’ve at least seen it before. But on the other hand, I’ve seen friends get agitated every time they smoke, have a social anxiety attack and always leave the room, or become anxious about things in their daily lives that don’t normally bother them.
Read on to learn why people can be anxious when using cannabis and how to stop anxiety.
THC & Anxiety
Even the strongest of cannabis advocates cannot deny that cannabis use sometimes has negative effects. Anxiety and paranoia are quite common feelings when using weed. It seems that the cause of these disorders has been identified: it is the famous THC. Nature has a taste for irony because it is the mind-altering properties of THC that make us all enjoy a good high.
It’s no secret that cannabis strains with high THC levels have always been appreciated and respected by true cannabis connoisseurs and enjoyed by many joint smokers.
Scientific studies have shown CBD against the potential anxiety-inducing effects of THC. It also seems to counteract the other psychoactive effects of THC. This is far less desirable for the average recreational user. This is good news for anyone who has to use medical cannabis, which is often rich in CBD, but what about the recreational joint smoker?
For the recreational joint smoker, THC-induced anxiety may not be a problem. If you enjoy a good weed session full of laughs with friends – or a solo session, no one is judging you – but are still prone to anxiety, you should probably experiment with CBD.
The joint smoker to blame
Although some might laugh at the title of the paragraph as an oxymoron, I assure you that it was not intended as such.
CBD-rich varieties are rapidly gaining popularity. There are no studies or guides on the preferred CBD to THC ratios for people prone to anxiety, so finding a variety that’s right for you.
For those who simply can’t give up their favorite variety, CBD products may be a good alternative. CBD edible products, such as CBD oil, have a high CBD to THC ratio and provide the fastest relief from anxiety.