Which Marijuana Strains are Best for Anxiety?

Marijuana can be used for a variety of reasons. Some people consume marijuana just to achieve that “high” to get work done, relax with friends, or find new levels of creativity. Others utilize the plant for its medicinal purposes. Marijuana has been proven to treat a wide variety of illnesses and ailments including depression, nausea, chronic pain, and inflammation. Some users also take advantage of marijuana’s anxiety-relieving benefits. If you suffer from anxiety and are considering utilizing cannabis to help treat anxiety, look no further. We’ve outlined how the plant works to treat anxiety, what some of the best strains are, and other marijuana-related anxiety treatments.

How Exactly Does Marijuana Help Anxiety?

There are compounds found in marijuana called cannabinoids. When consumed, these cannabinoids attach to multiple “cannabinoid receptors” in the brain of the user. The most common cannabinoids are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).

These cannabinoids bind to a receptor called cannabinoid receptor type 1, also known as CB1. CB1 receptors are found in large numbers in parts of the brain that keep track of threats and manage fear responses. When the cannabinoids are bound to CB1, the brain appears to decrease its reaction to threats, which is what makes people feel as though cannabis is anxiety-relieving.

What Dosage is Best?

CB1 is the cannabinoid receptor responsible for keeping track of threats and managing fear responses. Although cannabis use helps to relieve anxiety when its cannabinoids are bound to CB1, it is important to note that your dosage must be kept within the correct limits to make sure your anxiety doesn’t get worse.

With the regular consumption of THC, found in the marijuana plant, your number of CB1 receptors actually decreases. This means that your brain is now less sensitive to its natural endocannabinoids, making it more likely to have an increase in day-to-day anxieties and panic attacks. Every cannabis user knows there’s a fine line between smoking a little to feel “mellow” and smoking a bit more to feel “panicky”. If you plan to utilize marijuana to help cope with anxiety, you need to keep both your dose and your smoking frequency in check.

One way to combat this is to ensure that you are utilizing a strain that has a lower THC content and higher CBD content, as CBD appears to fight the anxiety-inducing parts of THC. Many people don’t realize that there are now strains that have little to no THC. These strains are real game changers for those who suffer from anxiety, but that doesn’t mean that they are the only options. Many other strains containing THC work just as well.

Which Strains are Best?

Currently, we offer 15 different strains that are great for reducing anxiety symptoms. Of that list, we’ve outlined some of our favorites below.

King’s Kush

This is our most popular anxiety-reducing strain by far. This strain, bred by Green House Seeds, comes from the OG Kush and Grape Ape strains. The flower is known for its potency and shiny trichomes. The first effects of King’s Kush begin with an elevated mood and then are followed with a full body melt.

Details

THC content: 21.7%
CBD content: 0.1%
Strain type: Indica
Grade: AA

Flavors

Earthy, sweet, and grape-like

Effects

This strain will make the user feel happy, relaxed, sleepy, euphoric, introspective, and hungry

Other Medical Uses

This strain is also great for depression, insomnia, pain, nausea, and muscle spasms.

Sour Tangie

This strain comes from DNA Genetics and is an 80% cross between the Tangie and East Coast Sour Diesel strains. Sour Tangie combines the classic Sour Diesel aroma with Tangie’s elevating buzz and citrus flavors.

Details

THC content: 26.7%

CBD content: 0.1%
Strain type: Sativa-dominant hybrid (80% sativa, 20% indica)

Flavors

Orange, sour citrus, earthy, and diesel

Effects

This strain will make the user feel happy, uplifted, euphoric, energetic, and relaxed.

Other Medical Uses

This strain is also great for depression, fatigue, pain, and inflammation.

Blue Cheese

Blue Cheese is a favorite among cannabis enthusiasts and it’s easy to see why. A cross between the male Blueberry (Indica) and female Cheese (Hybrid) strains from the UK, it brings forward a strong combination of blueberry and cheese in flavor. Its Indica-dominant classification will provide you with the perfect balance of relaxation and stimulation.

Details

THC content: 20%
CBD content: 0.1%
Strain type: Indica Hybrid (80% Indica, 20% Sativa)
Grade: AAA

Flavors

Fruity (blueberry, cheese, musty, hash-like

Effects

This strain will make the user feel happy, uplifted, energetic, euphoric, and relaxed.

Other Medical Uses

This strain is also great for depression, fatigue, pain, and inflammation.

Pink Starburst

Named after the best starburst out there (and you can fight us about that), this strain smells just as good as it sounds. Pink Starburst is a cross between Headband (which makes the consumer feel like they’re wearing a headband while high) and DJ Short Blueberry to provide maximum potency and flavor.

Details

THC content: 24.7%
CBD content: 0.1%
Strain type: Indica
Grade: AAA

Flavors

Earth, floral, candy-like, and berry

Effects

This strain will make the user feel relaxed, focused, euphoric, uplifted, and happy.

Other Medical Uses

This strain is also great for depression, fatigue, nausea, and lack of appetite.

Lemon Thai

This strain is produced by Dutch Flowers and is great for those looking for extra creative insight. Lemon Thai is a cross between Hawaiian strain and Thai sativa. This strain leaves you clear-minded and calm, allowing you to go about your normal day without feeling overwhelmed or weighed down.

Details

THC content: 27.1%
CBD content: 0.1%
Strain type: Sativa

Flavors

Citrus, sour lemon, mint, and herbal

Effects

This strain will make the user feel happy, uplifted, euphoric, energetic, focused, thoughtful, introspective, and relaxed.

Other Medical Uses

This strain is also great for depression, fatigue, inflammation, and pain.

Amnesia Haze

A two-time Cannabis Cup winner (1st place 2004, 1st place Sativa Cup 2012), Amnesia Haze is definitely one you need to try out. Its strong lineage has been traced back to South Asia and Jamaica and has an energetic, uplifting buzz to provide the perfect start to your day. Despite its name, Amnesia Haze won’t leave with you a severely impaired memory due to its sativa potency.

Details

THC content: 25.7%
CBD content: 0.1%
Strain type: Sativa
Grade: AAA

Flavors

Citrus (lemon) and earthy

Effects

This strain will make the user feel happy, euphoric, uplifted, and energetic.

Other Medical Uses

This strain is also great for depression, pain, headaches, and lack of appetite.

King Louis XIII

If you consider yourself an OG Kush enthusiast, this strain is for you. King Louis XIII is a result of the crossbreed of OG Kush and LA Confidential. Hailing from southern California, this strain can only be found in select dispensaries and we are so stoked to carry it.

Details

THC content: 24.9%
CBD content: 0.1%
Strain type: Indica
Grade: AAA

Flavors

Earthy, pine, woody, skunk, and diesel

Effects

This strain will make the user feel happy, euphoric, relaxed, sleepy, and hungry.

Other Medical Uses

This strain is also great for depression, insomnia, lack of appetite, pain, and muscle spasms.

Do all of these strains sound way too good? Are you having trouble narrowing down which ones you want to try out? Consider checking out our roulettes! We offer a 7 Strain Roulette which contains 14 grams total of seven of our most popular strains including Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid Strains. We also offer a Seven Gram Flower Roulette which contains seven grams from a wide variety of our strains.

Don’t Forget About CBD Products

CBD is an incredibly valuable cannabinoid in the marijuana plant because it contains so many important properties such as pain relief and anti-inflammation. But where it really excels is in the area of anti-anxiety. CBD not only helps to alleviate symptoms of anxiety, but it’s even thought to alter serotonin signals for the better, helping with depression (which is commonly found alongside anxiety.)

If you’re looking for other options, consider a product like CBD Isolate. This fine white powder contains 99% pure CBD. By isolating the compound, all oils, waxes, chlorophyll and plant material are removed so the only thing left behind is the ever-valuable CBD. By having this compound in isolated form, it’s also much easier to properly administer a dose.

Coming soon to our site, we will also have other CBD products such as Phoenix Tears (a full-spectrum CBD Hemp Oil), CBD pills, and CBD-focused flower.

About Terra

If you’re searching for a place to buy marijuana online, look no further. Terra is Canada’s leading online marijuana dispensary that ships directly to you, no matter where you are in the country. We provide fast and discreet shipping on all of our products. Ordering with us is as simple as signing up for an account, placing your order, and submitting payment via e-transfer.

Check out our wide selection of flower, concentrates, edibles, and vape pens. If you’re having trouble deciding or have questions about any of our marijuana products, hit us up and we’d be happy to lend a hand.