Can Cannabis Treat Anxiety?
Hey friends, today I’m bringing you a guest feature from a new friend of mine named Alan Wood at the Weekend Gardener. He’s an expert in Cannabis. As you may already know, I am a medical cannabis patient in Florida. I use cannabis to treat my anxiety and a myriad of other issues. I thought it would be helpful to you to hear from some experts in cannabis on the topic of the top 3 most frequently asked questions on cannabidiol treatment for anxiety.
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Can Cannabis Treat Anxiety?
If you are a person who is suffering from anxiety, perhaps this is now the time to talk to your doctor and discuss how you can incorporate cannabidiol in your medical regimen. Cannabidiol is one of the active components found in marijuana. It is often associated with health benefits such as in treatment and management of depression, long-term pain, and most importantly, anxiety disorders. This active compound is most often found in huge amounts in indica strains of marijuana. Learn which indica strains of marijuana have the highest amount of cannabidiol in this article of the best indica strains of cannabis as reviewed by experts.
Cannabidiol’s reputation as the go-to substance for management of anxiety is well known. But, is this real? Continue reading below to find what experts say on the three of the most frequently asked questions on cannabidiol and its use for the management of anxiety.
Is cannabidiol scientifically proven to be an effective management for anxiety and other related conditions?
The majority of the research done on the medicinal and health value of cannabidiol for treatment of anxiety are mostly on medical marijuana and other related products rather than cannabidiol itself. In most researches, the medicinal benefits of CBD oil for anxiety are described in the overall results of studies on the marijuana leaves. In many of these studies, CBD was positively described to be an important compound for managing anxiety disorders.
However, it is important to note that there had been plenty of studies published that were conducted on CBD as a standalone product. For instance, in 2010, researchers found a link consumption of cannabidiol to relief of symptoms commonly associated with social anxiety for sufferers of SAD or social anxiety disorder. In this study, it was found cannabidiol increases the circulation of blood in areas of the brain that is often linked to feelings of anxiety. In another study, conducted in 2016, cannabidiol was tested for sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and children with social anxiety. The study yielded positive results, especially for children with anxiety disorders. CBD was found to produce calming effects and even prolong sleep for people suffering from any forms of anxiety disorder.
Scientists from all over the world are still studying the effects of CBD for anxiety and other types of mental, psychological and even physical illnesses. The effective use of cannabidiol in the management of anxiety disorders remains to be one of the most important discoveries in overall research in medical marijuana. Scientists are continuously looking into its benefits and risks, helping us better understand how to harness the health value of CBD.
Are there any adverse effects in consuming cannabidiol?
Adverse and side effects, allergies, toxicity and overdose are common risks for any medications or products for treatment and management for many anxiety and other psychological disorders. That is why people commonly ask about the health risks in consuming cannabidiol. Surprisingly, in most published peer-reviewed studies, cannabidiol consistently showed positive effects in the improvement in clinical symptoms of people suffering with anxiety disorders with few to zero side effects. It is really remarkable to learn that the health benefits of cannabidiol comes with almost zero disadvantages.
In general, studies show that many commercially available drugs for anxiety pose more risks than using cannabidiol. In fact, various studies found few or no negative adverse effects in consuming Cannabidiol as a standalone product. Given this, cannabidiol is often advised for anxiety sufferers who have allergies or who are showing adverse reactions to other medications prescribed for anxiety, addiction and even depression.
CBD does not create high the same way as THC does. However, it is prudent to check on the labels of Cannabidiol products before purchasing. Some cannabidiol products have minimal to high amounts of THC in them. Discuss with your trusted dispensary, which ones have 0% or at least less that 0.3% THC in it.
Is it legal to consume cannabidiol?
Since day one, we have been advocating and promoting the lifting of prohibition on medical and recreational marijuana and related products. In the past decades, the country has seen some important move toward the realization of this dream. However, it is very important to remember that though we have improved a lot, there is so much more work to be done in making marijuana and marijuana-based products as everyday household substances.
Please note that policies on legal use or consumption of cannabidiol vary throughout the country in state and federal levels. For example, marijuana and marijuana-derived products such as cannabidiol are still illegal on the federal level but are legal in most states. On the other hand, cannabidiol that was derived from hemp with 0.3% or less THC content is legal on the federal level but not legal in some states.
It is tricky to provide you with a specific answer on the legality of cannabidiol in your area. Thus, it is important for you to research its legality in your state or the state where you might be travelling.
Can Cannabis Treat Anxiety?
Cannabidiol and other marijuana-derived products possess the untapped potential to revolutionize treatment in anxiety worldwide. Scientifically, it has been proven time and time again to be effective and safe. However, one must check out the state laws to ensure that consumption of cannabidiol is legal. Better, as a person who is benefiting from the wonderful herb of marijuana, perhaps you can join the advocacy to truly lift the last remaining prohibitions on the consumption of marijuana and other related products.
Jacob Clark says
Actually a very informative article. And I am very glad that many now understand that state blocking in some regions is unreasonable and needs substantial improvement regarding cannabis. I also want to emphasize that I feel much better, my panic attacks are much easier to tolerate when the doctor prescribed me a few drops of CBD oil in a meal. It had a good effect on my condition as a whole and I stopped being so nervous. Of course, before using the oil, you need to consult a doctor.
Mary W says
A family member has a lot of anxiety issues but refuses to consider or try CBD products. This article makes it sound like CBD would be a good drug for someone with anxiety. I’m glad to read that it works for you, Phyrra!
Sandy Pincombe says
I use CBD products for my chronic pain. One of my sons has a classmate who processes it and has an online store. God for pain and anxiety too
I’m always looking for new ways to deal with my severe anxiety. I really do believe in the power of cannabis/cbd to treat anxiety. Thank you for talking openly about a subject some people still think is taboo. Its a shame more people dont open their minds to trying new things.
I really wish I could use this. Sadly, I’m one of those rare people who’s allergic to marijuana. Quite painfully so, in fact. You have no idea how many times I sat by open windows in the freezing cold when I went to parties in my youth to avoid the horrendous abdominal pain and vomiting even breathing in secondhand smoke would cause.
Rachel Runyan says
This is really helpful. I’ve considered for both my and my adult son’s anxiety, but things are so crazy here I haven’t researched it much yet. Now I have a good starting point.
Gloria Flores says
Actually I want to say yes, it helps. Very much, especially from such moments when there really is some kind of panic or anxiety. Therefore, for example, I use not quite cannabis of course, but its derivative. I’m on about sbd now. A very pleasant product that really helps me calm down and forget about my panic attacks before re-taking. What does all this have been done based on the doctor’s prescription. Therefore, I think that it is really useful and it is time to stop thinking about cannabis as something bad.
I tried cbd oil for chronic pain, including neuropathy hands/feet. Kicked it up to the second strongest. It did not touch those ~5 pains at all, but worked wonders on gastrointestinal pain. Different strokes for different folks. In Mass, CBD was legal long before marijuana was legalized. It’s worth a try.
I’m really glad that the benefits of CBD are finally being seriously studied. I currently use topicals and low dose edibles, but I’d like to know what’s a safe dose for my body some day.
This was an interesting read
I know someone who use the same for anxiety and pain issues
Very informative post! I still have so many questions about CBD and its benefits. I am glad that so many people, however, can benefit from cannabis legally now.
Thanks for the great information. We have our dog on CBD Oil and recently increased the dose because we saw he was becoming more anxious. It’s really starting to work too. I don’t take the oil myself but after my knee surgery I bought some and will use it when my other knee bothers me again.
Lola Seicento says
This is a very informative post!