Everyone experiences stress in some form on an almost daily basis. Stress is a very common response to a specific situation or threat. But anxiety is different. Anxiety arises as a reaction to stress. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in those aged 18 and older, impacting approximately 19.1% of the U.S. population. Luckily, anxiety disorders are very treatable, but only 36.9% of those affected receive adequate treatment. Because of this, more research is being done on the effect of cannabis on anxiety disorders. Many patients and individuals coping with anxiety are turning to cannabis for relief. While more research is needed, many believe that strains that are higher in CBD are better for relief from anxiety. Here are three high-CBD cannabis strains to consider.
ACDC is a CBD-rich strain that was created from a Cannatonic phenotype. ACDC has little to no THC, but CBD levels are around 13%. The result is a calm, mellow, and relaxing sensation for both the mind and body. Many anxiety sufferers turn to ACDC to relieve their symptoms because many users report feeling energized and euphoric in addition to a sense of ease. Physical relaxation is a bonus for patients as well. The primary terpene in ACDC is myrcene, which makes the fragrance very herbal and earthy. The flavor is a mix of woody and spicy with a hint of pine.
Charlotte’s Web is a sativa strain that was bred specifically for its low THC and high CBD content. The strain was created to help a young girl named Charlotte Figi. Charlotte suffers from Dravet Syndrome, a rare seizure disorder. Charlotte’s Web provides strong medicinal benefits with no intoxication, as the strain is hemp-derived. The CBD levels are around 12% to as high as 20%, but the THC content is only 1%. Charlotte’s Web is known for providing patients with feelings of soothing calm and relaxation. Many medical cannabis patients with anxiety disorders choose Charlotte’s Web to ease their symptoms. The taste and smell are a mix of woodsy pine with notes of slightly sour citrus.
Sour Tsunami was one of the first strains created to have higher levels of CBD and lower THC content. The strain was created by crossing Sour Diesel and NYC Diesel. Sour Tsunami has THC levels of around 1% and CBD levels of approximately 13%. Because of the careful breeding, Sour Tsunami is another great choice for patients suffering from anxiety. It provides a focused and energizing sense of calm. As its name would imply, Sour Tsunami tastes and smells like sour citrus with a bit of earthy diesel.
Disclaimer: This article is intended for general information and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice.