The world’s not an easy place to live in, as many of us have learned the hard way in the last two years. One day, we all woke up and found that a global pandemic had started. This led, in many people, to stress disorders and mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
Cannabis has been shown to be very effective in the treatment of stress, particularly PTSD. If you are planning on using Cannabis for this reason, then it’s important that you do your research beforehand, find the strain that’s right for you, and start slowly.
This article will explore this subject a little deeper, explaining how you can manage stress with Cannabis:
If you are suffering from some kind of stress disorder and have not had any previous experience with Cannabis, you may want to consider beginning by microdosing. Microdosing has been shown to be very effective in the treatment of stress disorders. Most of the research into microdosing has been conducted into hallucinogenic drugs, like magic mushrooms and lysergic acid, but microdosing Cannabis still shows a lot of promise. At the very least, you can begin microdosing as you familiarize yourself with Cannabis.
If you have a stress disorder, it’s best to take Cannabis in a way that is as non-stressful as possible. Most experts recommend the use of dab pens because it saves you the hassle of having to grind, prepare, and roll your joints. It also means that you don’t have to smoke Cannabis, which can be very laborious. Anything that takes up a lot of your time and energy isn’t ideal when you are suffering from a stress disorder, because it makes you feel like you are being pushed over the edge. Keep it simple. Edibles are also a good idea.
The strain of Cannabis that you choose to smoke also deserves a lot of consideration. The reason for this is that there are some strains that produce a more energetic high, which isn’t good for somebody who is very stressed out. Rather than an energetic high, a person suffering from high-stress levels needs a high that’s relaxing and more sedate. Indica is definitely the strain that you should consider for this reason. Sativa is more likely to produce anxiety in stressed out or anxious people.
The quantity of Cannabis that you consume also needs to be carefully considered. If you consume too much Cannabis, whatever the strain is, you will inevitably end up having a bad reaction (if you have a stress disorder). The reason for this is that you will either get too high, or you will wear yourself out, thus exacerbating your symptoms. Keep the amount that you take small, unless you have built up a substantial immunity and don’t feel that low doses are doing anything much for you. Try to space your doses out by several hours a time.
While on the subject of spacing your doses, you should ideally come up with a plan of how you intend to take Cannabis. If you are treating Cannabis as medicine, then you need to think about when an appropriate time is for you to take it, as you would any drug. Make sure that you leave gaps between doses so that you don’t overdose or get too high. As already mentioned, getting too high can produce a very negative effect. You could speak to a physician or Cannabis specialist so that you can ask them when you should take Cannabis.
Onset is also something that’s worth bearing in mind. Some Cannabis products have a longer onset time than other ones do. For example, edibles can take several hours to produce an effect, while smoking Cannabis can be felt in as little as ten minutes. If you have a stress disorder, it’s imperative that you know when you are going to begin feeling the effects of Cannabis, otherwise you could get worked up and stressed out while waiting. You also need to know exactly how the Cannabis you have taken is going to make you feel. Edible Cannabis produces a much more psychedelic high, which can take some people by surprise.
Plan out exactly where you are going to take Cannabis. Don’t take it on the move. If you take it on the move, you could end up getting too high in public, which could exacerbate your condition more and make you even more stressed out.
Cannabis is a very promising treatment for stress disorders. More and more healthcare professionals are beginning to recognize this, which is why it is being legalized in countries throughout the world. Make sure that you only ever smoke Cannabis legally, with a license.