Anxiety is a nervous disorder characterized by a state of excessive uneasiness and apprehension, typically with compulsive behavior or panic attacks.

Stress is the body’s natural defense against real or imagined danger. It flushes the body with hormones to prepare systems to evade or confront danger. This is known as the “fight-or-flight or freeze” response.

The difference between them is that stress is your body’s reaction to a treat and is generally a short-term experience. Anxiety is a reaction that can be triggered by stress. Anxiety doesn’t fade into the distance once the threat is mediated.

Cannabis Benefits

The relationship between cannabis and anxiety is a complicated one. For some, a small puff of cannabis provides unrivalled relief of worry, panic, stress, and other anxiety-related symptoms. Unfortunately others experience heightened paranoia and exacerbated anxiety with cannabis. This common reaction can be attributed to a strain’s THC content, but what many people don’t realize is there are many strains now that have little to no THC. These low-THC, high-CBD strains are changing the game for anxiety sufferers.

Everyone’s body chemistry is a bit different due to any thousands of factors that are unique to you, so you will have your own experiences with each strain. Start low and go slow.

Best Strains

  • High-CBD, low-THC

What Women Say

“I’m not very good when it comes to marijuana with high THC contents as the effects give me anxiety. Cannatonic is high in CBD and low(er) in THC and is a great combination! It helps relieve stress and anxiety… without causing any!”