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With more cannabis products coming into the retail scene, many are wondering what the benefits are of using cannabis products to combat stress and anxiety and how it can help them reduce symptoms.
Angela LydonOct 24, 2023 7:00:00 AM2 min read

Relieving Anxiety with Cannabis- How Can it Work?

With the growing popularity of cannabis and products using cannabis or oil, it’s likely you have heard the potential benefits cannabis may have on alleviating anxiety and stress. With our busy and chaotic lives, it’s no surprise that many people in the United States suffer from anxiety and stress. Whether it be from their jobs, balancing family, completing too many responsibilities throughout the day, or suffering from a Generalized Anxiety Disorder, many are curious about what cannabis can do for them. 

For a long time, people thought smoking cannabis was the only method used. Now that cannabis has become legal in more and more states and more widely accepted, it has provided the opportunity for the industry to promote these products in different ways, such as in different foods, cosmetics, and even healthcare remedies. 

Here are some of the ways cannabis products can help with anxiety and stress. 

Promotes better quality sleep 

Those who use cannabis or CBD oil (which does not contain the component responsible for a high feeling) have reported better sleep through the night. Stress can often keep us awake too long at night, setting us up for an unproductive and exhausting day the next morning. Users have expressed using a small dose prior to bedtime has helped them stay asleep longer and get more sleep overall. Everyone reacts differently to various doses, so if you are experiencing insomnia, it’s always best to discuss treatment options with your healthcare provider and see if CBD oil is right for you. 

Can manage pain symptoms caused by anxiety 

Cannabis products appear to be more common in the healthcare industry now. While pain levels and symptoms will often vary per person and condition, cannabis products are becoming more popular for pain management. Some patients may opt for a topical cream containing CBD oil for pain such as pulled muscles or skin conditions. 

Used in food or drinks to help calm stress

Cannabis in food and drinks is also becoming quite trendy, especially if there’s potential for stress reduction. Although cannabis leaves and oil can be infused into many different types of foods, tea seems to be a good option for anxiety, especially at night. Some may choose to use some CBD oil drops in calming teas such as lavender or chamomile to help them wind down after a long day. 

If you are experiencing excessive stress, anxiety, or insomnia, the best option is to discuss your situation with your primary care physician. If you are interested in cannabis products as potential treatment options, bring them up with your doctor. To learn more about cannabis and cultivating plants, check out today. 

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