Stress + exhaustion = the fuel anxiety needs to thrive
3 ways cannabis can help
Cannabis relaxes you and elevates your mood, helping you cope with deeply stressful situations. You can find space to laugh and that will help release bottled up tension and calm your whole system down.
Cannabis heightens your senses, putting you in the mood for bedroom play. This leads to more sex and/or masturbation which releases even more tension. Plus more sex with your partner strengthens your bond, giving you more stability.
Creativity and appreciation for art are also heightened with cannabis. It doesn’t have to be literally drawing, it can be journaling your thoughts or coming up with an interesting new recipe, redecorating a room. It also helps you appreciate and dive into art like a good book, an art exhibit or the theatre. Basically it helps you get your mind off of your worries and onto something enriching for your soul.
There’s right way and a wrong way to manage anxiety with cannabis
The same way a glass of wine can help you unwind but a whole bottle will make things much worse, too much THC can increase anxiety so it’s important to start low and go slow. Look for lower THC strains that are high in CBD. Strains that are 5% or higher of CBD and 10% or lower of THC is a good place to start. Keep in mind the amount of THC in a strain is only one factor that comes into play, terpenes also make some strains feel more relaxing than others. There’s still much research needed on terpenes and their effects however keeping a journal of your cannabis strains will help you get an idea of what works for you and what doesn’t.
How to keep a cannabis journal
Some companies provide the terpene profiles for their strains, write down the terpenes listed, the % of CBD and THC and how that strain made you feel, including how much you took. Eventually you’ll see a pattern of what works best for you. We can’t always get the same strain, so we have to buy whatever is available, if you have a record of what percentages of THC-CBD works for you, combined with the terpene profile, you can then find a strain with a similar profile to buy.
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