Everyone experiences anxiety differently—thankfully, there are many different types of cannabis strains to match this diversity of anxiety symptoms.
Before using cannabis to take the edge off anxiety, it’s worth first familiarizing yourself with the different types of strains available to determine which sounds best for you:
- THC strains are the most common. They produce the euphoric high associated with cannabis. While some find THC’s intoxicating effects to be relaxing, others may be sensitive to them and find that they actually worsen anxiety.
- CBD strains are less common, but they’re highly recommended for anxiety relief—especially if you’re new to cannabis or seeking little to no euphoric high.
After determining whether you prefer THC, CBD, or a mix of the two, you can take your strain search to the next level by exploring different terpenes—the aromatic compounds in cannabis that imbue each strain with its unique scent and possibly, to some extent, effects.RelatedGot anxiety? Study finds cannabis strains to try, or avoid
As you go through this list and experiment with different strains, take note of which cannabinoids (shapes) and terpenes (colors) your body gravitates towards for anxiety relief. That will make it easier to identify the types of strains you should (or shouldn’t) try going forward.
And last of all, we encourage you to keep your doctor in the loop if you choose to use cannabis therapeutically, especially if there are treatment or medication interactions to consider.