These are terrifying times indeed. Millennials and Generation Z are experiencing the first single event that brings the entire world to a halt in their lifetime. Even if you do not live in a coronavirus hotspot, you’re probably always tracking the news and asking yourself ‘when is this going to end?‘ The reality is that no one can give us the answers or accurately forecast the timeframe and effects of the pandemic. That just makes the entire thought of it overwhelming and breeds panic and stress steadily.
There’s so much talk about avoiding use of substances but no one has come up with alternative pandemic relaxation techniques so why not. When you use marijuana responsibly, there is potential for it to treat a variety of conditions, including anxiety. However, before consumption, it is important to acquaint yourself with the types of strains available so you know which is best for you. We encourage you communicate with your doctor if you choose to use marijuana therapeutically, especially if there are medication interactions to consider.
The strains listed below are just a few of the many strains that could help with panic relief. If you have any other suggestions on how to treat anxiety with marijuana, let us know by posting them in the comments section.
White Widow (Sativa Dominant Marijuana Hybrid)
White Widow is a sativa dominant hybrid. It is a cross of a South Indian indica and a South American sativa. It promotes a full-bodied, ‘spacey’ high, which makes it a popular choice for patients with anxiety or PTSD. With a THC content of between 18% and 25%, novices should opt for a less potent herb. White Widow provides the perfect blend of euphoria and stimulation and be used to relieve mood disorders.
Granddaddy Purple (aka Grand Daddy Purp or GDP)
This hybrid that was first propagated in Northern California in 2003 by breeder Ken Estes, it is a cross between Purple Urkle and Big Bud. The strain is THC-dominant and eases you into a peaceful mindset while urging your body to release all that stress and tension. Sink in and let the trees blow your mindsets over.
Sour OG (Cross of OG Kush and Sour Diesel)
If you’re in search of a mellow and relaxing strain that may help with stress and anxiety, you just found an excellent choice for relief. Its conservative THC level is around 13-17 per cent which makes it is less likely to cause side effects than other more potent strains. Because of its ability to induce relaxation without causing sleepiness, most people tend to use it as an afternoon delight and energy booster. Sour OG is also an award-winner, it received first prize in the ‘hybrid’ category in the 2011 High Times Medical cannabis cup.
Bubba Kush (Heavy hybrid strain)
Bubba Kush is a classic indica with a sedative high that leaves consumers relaxed but still functional. It has a typically high THC content, ranging from 15% to 22%. Bubba’s high begins with a warped, disoriented sensation in the head giving way for a body melt that intensifies as the high wears on. According to Leafly, muscles ease with heaviness as dreamy euphoria blankets the mind, crushing stress while bringing happy moods.
Lemon Garlic OG
This particular strain boasts of a chemical composition that’s capable of reducing stress and anxiety and replace with a fortified sense of calm. This strain is a rich, balanced blend of limonene that always delivers relief. The heady blend of citrusy, garlic and earthy pine notes offer some excellent aromatherapy.