Cannabis can treat anxiety very well, but the wrong type or dose can do quite the reverse. If you unwittingly take too much or the wrong concentrate/strain, you might end up hiding behind the sofa! If you choose the right strain and dose, however, you'll be able to enjoy the beneficial properties of relaxation with an all natural product.
Whether you are new to the world of cannabis or someone who has run into difficulties, this article will attempt to guide you into making the right choices.
Choose a High CBD Variety
Many of the newer strains out there can have pretty powerful amounts of THC. THC is what gives you the high, but it can make you a bit edgy, and with that can come paranoia and anxiety.
CBD, on the other hand, is a non-psychoactive substance that dials back the edginess that comes from THC. It forms in the trichomes of the cannabis bud when it has reached full maturity. One option would be to vape a bud with extremely low THC levels but high concentrations of CBD, and this can be done in many states without recreational or medical cannabis laws (but not all — check the laws in your state). The downside to this is that you won’t get high, but you will feel very relaxed.
If you want to get at least a little buzz from your Focus V CARTA, then try a strain with a 1:1 THC to CBD ratio. There are dozens if not hundreds of these varieties out there.
For someone who may have struggled after a lot of use or someone who is new to weed, forget the high (20% plus) THC level buds even if they have high CBD levels. Try something in the region of 5%-7% THC and CBD levels. This should reduce the hit you get from THC and maximize the CBD anti-anxiety effects.
Take It Easy in Your Early Journey
When you are exploring what strains suit you, don’t take a massive hit. Use small amounts at a time and wait a while to see how you feel after a hit or two. A small dose will give you the idea of the ride you are going to get from a larger dose.
You don’t need to be stoned out of your skull all of the time! A smaller dose could be all you need to combat anxiety and function in the world. Perhaps just keep it low?
Bud over Concentrates?
One of the great things about the Focus V CARTA dabber is that you can use cannabis flower as well as concentrates. This gives you a choice over the substances you dab.
Where it comes to concentrates, hash and rosin are known for their higher CBD levels and can give quite a relaxing experience. Things like wax and shatter, on the other hand, generally have extremely high levels of THC and really aren’t a good idea for anxiety. A licensed dispensary will be able to advise you on the CBD/THC levels in a concentrate.
Cannabis flower (bud) has far lower cannabinoid levels than concentrates. This is why generally you could benefit from using bud instead of a concentrate thanks to the lower doses of THC and CBD than you might get in a concentrate.
Try Cannabis Flower In Your Focus V CARTA!
Dabbing bud with a Focus V CARTA is definitely a good idea, as it can produce all the flavors of the bud without the health issues of combustion in a joint. Have a look at our range today!