More than 40 million Americans suffer from some form of anxiety. This count is more than double the estimated 16 million Americans afflicted by depression. Thus, anxiety ranks as one of the most pervasive psychological disorders in the modern era.
And for those plagued by anxiety, its effects can be debilitating. Some sufferers are so severely distressed that they struggle to even get out of bed, let alone leave their homes. The impact of which can destroy relationships and ruin careers.
Of course, there are a variety of prescription medications available to treat anxiety disorders. But the side effects of these potent synthetic pharmaceuticals are many. And the fallout can be nearly as unpleasant as the disorder itself.
Fortunately, there is an alternative… Cannabis! In fact, cannabis has long proven to mitigate, and in some cases, even eliminate many symptoms commonly associated with anxiety disorders. To help illuminate cannabis’s treatment potential, the Cannawayz.com team has pulled together a list of the best cannabis strains to ease anxiety. Take a look…
This CBD-dominate hybrid is derived from the famed Cannatonic strain, another noted anxiety remedy. With a 30:1 ratio of CBD to THC, AC/DC offers little of the “high” typically associated with THC-heavy cannabis strains. But this strain’s strong CBD concentration has a calming, centered effect that makes you feel more grounded, putting you at ease in your own skin.
A well-balanced hybrid, Cannatonia serves up a 1:1 CBD to THC ratio that produces a mild, subtle impact. The results of which are both uplifting and exceptionally relaxing, with the capacity to set even the most anxious mind at ease.
With an average concentration of 18% THC, this intermediate potency Indica is a cross between Purple Urkle and Big Bud. Grandaddy Purple is also notable for its grape and berry aromas, which lends to its aroma therapy-like qualities and is central to its anti-anxiety properties. The strain's effects are reported to swiftly set your mind at peace while melting away pent-up bodily tension and stress.
Named after the famed cannabis activist and author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes, Jack Herer is one of the most popular Sativa strains available today. Sativas aren’t typically known for combating anxiety. Jack Herer, however, is notable for its ability to gently calm your mood, while ensuring you remain energized and upbeat.
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