Best Strains for Anxiety

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Feeling anxious? You’re not alone and we are here to help.

Anxiety is defined as a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease. Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) affects 6.8 million adults or 3.1% of the U.S. population. Sadly, only 43.2% are receiving treatment.

Did you know women are twice as likely to be affected as men?

CannABIS Can Help

Although everyone experiences and handles anxiety differently, we know that cannabis an help. Thankfully, there are many different types of cannabis strains to help us with our anxiety symptoms.

If you are dealing with GAD, PTSD, or OCD, there is likely the perfect strain for you out there. You just have to find it, which may mean you try a couple before the coming across the perfect one.

Before using cannabis to help with anxiety, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the different types of strains available to determine which are best for you.

THC vs CBD for anxiety

THC and CBD can both help with anxiety.

  • THC strains are the most common. They produce the famous euphoric high associated with cannabis. While some find THC’s intoxicating effects to be relaxing, others may be sensitive to them and find that anxiety worsens.
  • CBD strains are less common, but are highly recommended for anxiety relief. If you’re new to cannabis or seeking little to no euphoric high, CBD is for you.

After determining whether you prefer THC, CBD, or a mix of both, let’s take that search to the next level by exploring different terpenes. Terpenes are the aromatic compounds in cannabis that imbue each strain with its unique scent and possibly, to some extent, effects.

While exploring with different strains, take note of which cannabinoids (shapes) and terpenes (colors) your body gravitates towards for anxiety relief. This will make the journey to identify the types of strains you should (or shouldn’t) try going forward much easier.

Top Strains For Anxiety

Thanks to Leafly for putting this list together, for more information on these strains, click the links below .

ACDC:


Primary terpenes: Myrcene, pinene, caryophyllene

Cannabinoid profile: CBD-dominant

CBD takes the wheel with ACDC, guiding you toward a calm and centered headspace without that strong cannabis high. Find space to relax and breathe and as you inhale and exhale the soothing gifts ACDC has to offer.

Granddaddy Purple:


Primary terpenes: 
Myrcene, caryophyllene, pinene

Cannabinoid profile: THC-dominant

Granddaddy Purple eases you into a peaceful mindset while urging your body to release all that stress and tension. Sink in and let a blissful mindset take over.

Jack Herer:

Primary terpenes: Terpinolene, caryophyllene, pinene

Cannabinoid profile: THC-dominant

If you can’t seem to find a positive vibe in any corner of your mind, consider Jack Herer, a strain with warm, bright effects that can help illuminate your happy place. Many find that Jack Herer provides a mood adjustment without taxing your much-needed physical energy, making it a worthy consideration if anxiety strikes early in the day.

Canna-Tsu:

Primary terpenes: Myrcene, pinene, caryophyllene

Cannabinoid profile: Balanced THC/CBD

Not everyone wants to get stoned out of their gourd every time their anxiety symptoms flare up. Luckily, there are strains like Canna-Tsu that offer gentle effects that are easier to manage. Find that peaceful mindset without the worry of overdoing it with too much THC.

Jillybean:

Primary terpenes: Myrcene, caryophyllene, pinene

Cannabinoid profile: THC-dominant

Jillybean manages to walk the fine line between energizing and calming, giving you a sense of balance in your day. Inhale the sweet taste of citrus and breathe out all that tension in your body.

Primary terpenes: Myrcene, pinene, caryophyllene

Remedy:

Cannabinoid profile: CBD-dominant

Remedy is a no-frills cannabis strain with one purpose: to walk you calmly through your anxiety toward a more peaceful mindset. A few puffs of this aptly named CBD strain can help you reach a sense of lightness in your mind as the burden of worry lifts.

Purple Urkle:

Primary terpenes: Myrcene, caryophyllene, pinene

Cannabinoid profile: THC-dominant

Your head’s resting on the pillow, but inside, thoughts won’t stop bouncing around. Enter Purple Urkle, a pacifying strain that can soften anxiety while guiding you into restful sleep.

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