Cannabis Products for Anxiety

Can cannabis products be used to manage anxiety?

According to the US National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders (such as panic disorder, social phobia, PTSD or OCD) are estimated to occur in one in every three US adults at some point in their lives.

Despite longtime negative stigma surrounding cannabis and depression, there is clinical evidence (for example, see this paper on using cannabis to treat anxiety disorder by researchers at the New York University School of Medicine and the Institute of Neurosciences in Alicante, Spain) which shows that CBD, or cannabidiol, the other active ingredients in cannabis, can be an effective treatment for anxiety disorders.

In our dispensaries, we offer a number of CBD-based products that may be useful for treatment of anxiety and anxiety disorders, including:

· CBD tinctures, phoenix tears, and capsules
· 99% CBD isolate
· Harmony tinctures and capsules
· Sativa based flower derivatives and concentrates

 

Why cannabis for anxiety disorders?

Take this has an informative article entitled The Pros and Cons of Anti-anxiety Medications that explains the various categories of medications commonly prescribed for anxiety treatment, which include ongoing treatments with antidepressants and add-ons, as-needed medication and the use of blood pressure medication as anxiety treatment.

As mentioned above, there is clinical evidence (see links below) (for example, see this paper on using cannabis to treat anxiety disorder by researchers at the New York University School of Medicine and the Institute of Neurosciences in Alicante, Spain) showing that CBD, or cannabidiol, the other active ingredients in cannabis, can be an effective treatment for anxiety disorders. With evidence against conventional medication mounting, we believe the time is ripe for the promotion of CBD and cannabis products as a safe, and effective alternative to traditional pharmaceuticals.