I feel the calming effects within thirty minutes and they last for up to three hours.
I suffer from social anxiety. Whenever I need to attend a wedding, birthday party, social hour or any type of get together that involves anyone but my immediate family, I get anxious. Dreading these events can cause difficulty sleeping, headaches, nausea and even skin rashes. When medicinal cannabis was initially legalized in my state, I considered getting an MMJ card. Unfortunately, the thought of going to the doctor, explaining my symptoms and completing the necessary formalities was stressful. I kept procrastinating and finally gave up on the idea. I am extremely thankful that recreational weed has finally been legalized. Although I was a bit intimidated, I managed to work my way up to visiting the dispensary. I was immediately greeted by a very nice and friendly budtender. I felt so comfortable that I had no problem discussing my issues. The budtender was great about discussing options and making recommendations. He told me that THC has shown to decrease anxiety at lower doses and can actually worsen anxiety at higher doses. CBD has proven to be an especially safe and effective treatment. Cannabis impacts cortisol, which is the hormone responsible for stress levels. Consuming cannabis can help to decrease cortisol levels in the body and help with relaxation. Smoking and vaping have worked well for me because they are fast-acting. I feel the calming effects within thirty minutes and they last for up to three hours. That window of effects is typically perfect to cover the duration of social events. I typically shop for hybrids that offer a higher CBD to THC ratio. Since taking advantage of cannabis to help with my anxiety, I’ve started sleeping better at night and suffering fewer headaches.