The term “stress” can mean different things for various individuals. The American Institute of Stress says there is not a specific definition of stress that everyone agrees on. There are also varying forms of stress, from acute to chronic and mental to physical. While the science behind the benefits of medical cannabis for stress relief requires more research studies, many marijuana consumers report using the plant for that purpose. Questions still abound regarding the best cannabis dosage for stress relief and whether strains higher in CBD or THC are better. But anecdotally, many individuals say cannabis helps them cope with stress. According to a recent study, as many as 72% of those who use marijuana daily say they use it to deal with stress. Here are a few strains that may help relieve some of life’s stress.
Chocolope is a popular sativa that is sometimes referred to as “D-Line”. DNA Genetics created Chocolope through a cross between Cannalope Haze and Chocolate Thai. The result is a tasty strain that has garnered quite a following and is reminiscent of the chocolatey strains that were popular in the 1980s. The THC level of Chocolope is around 20-22%. The dominant terpene is terpinolene, which helps create a unique taste and fragrance that are a blend of sweet cocoa and nutty coffee. Chocolope users report feeling euphoric and productive, making it an excellent strain for those dealing with stress or anxiety.
G13 Haze is a potent hybrid strain aptly named after its two parent strains – G13 and Haze. It is a powerful strain and it is not recommended for new marijuana users. The THC content is around 21% with CBD levels around 1%. The primary terpenes in G13 Haze are caryophyllene and limonene, producing a taste and smell reminiscent of pepper, pine, and herb. G13 Haze users say the strain leaves them feeling happy and relaxed with a sense of calm.
Amnesia is a sativa that cannabis newbies should use with caution. It has low levels of CBD, typically up to 2%, with THC levels that can be as high as 24%. It was created by crossing Jack Herer and Cinderella 99. The dominant terpenes in Amnesia are terpinolene, caryophyllene, and ocimene, resulting in a flavor and fragrance that is slightly sweet and spicy with hints of earth and citrus. The effects of Amnesia are energetic and uplifting while also inspiring creativity and social interaction.
Disclaimer: This article is intended for general information and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice.