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Best Medical Cannabis Strains to Reduce Stress
August 14, 2023

Category: Medical Marijuana in Mississippi

Stress is a common occurrence in life that everyone goes through occasionally. Although stress might spur you on to complete activities, excessive stress can also cause anxiety and have detrimental effects on your health. Thankfully, some strains of medicinal marijuana have emerged as a top choice for quickly bringing down high levels of stress and anxiety.

What is Stress?

Stress is the body’s and mind’s biochemical response to an outside factor, like a major life transition, a terrible experience, or high standards for oneself in school or the workplace. Anxiety disorders may be the cause of your symptoms if they start to interfere with your everyday life without the presence of stressors or if they become overpowering or persistent.

Anxiety is a persistent stress reaction that can resemble a persistent feeling of fear or unease. Chronic stress and anxiety disorders can both be detrimental to your physical and emotional well-being, resulting in:

  • Chest pain
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Lack of sleep
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Feeling out of breath
  • Having trouble concentrating
  • Excessive perspiration
  • Headaches or abdominal aches
  • Irritability

The Way Medical Cannabis Reduces Stress

Many patients at TruReleaf MD have reported that, at lower doses,  THC may help reduce anxiety and tension. It’s crucial to remember, though, that while high doses of CBD products help lessen stress and anxiety, high THC doses can exacerbate these symptoms.

Thanks to the endocannabinoid system, which is a complex network of receptors in the body that runs parallel to our brain and immunological systems, medical marijuana has become a successful way to relieve stress for many patients. Our endocannabinoid systems are essential for a number of physiological functions, such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Fear
  • Mood
  • Appetite control
  • Stress

By binding to our endocannabinoid receptors, phytocannabinoids such as THC and CBD that are ingested through medical marijuana cause a biochemical reaction that controls our behavior in response to stressful stimuli.

Recognizing Distinct Cannabis Strains

Marijuana strains can be distinguished and identified in two ways:

Identification Based on Strain

Since it is more challenging to determine precise cannabinoid concentrations in cannabis flowers, strain-based identification is usually utilized for inhaled cannabis strains. There are three main categories of strains:

Indica: provides a physical effect through the body, recommended for nighttime use

Sativa: entails a more mental and energizing experience, giving the user a feeling of alertness and creativity

Hybrid: a mix of Indica and Sativa strains, may be Indica-dominant, Sativa-dominant, or a balanced strain

Products Based on Ratios

Products that are based on ratios show the ratio of THC to CBD on the packaging. For instance, a 1:1 ratio between equal parts THC and CBD is something beginners should stay away from until they are more familiar with the effects of THC. Beginners can experiment with ratio-based products, which have higher doses of CBD and lower THC, such as 50:1, 20:1, or 10:1, to reduce the euphoric effects of THC. Keep in mind that it could take some time to establish the ideal CBD to THC ratio.

The Top 6 Stress-Relieving Cannabis Strains

Girl Scout Cookies

GSC, OG Kush and Durban Poison combined, was once called the Girl Scout Cookies strain. It is known that the THC-dominant strand fosters contentment and relaxation. When used in small amounts, GSC is one of the best strains for reducing tension and anxiety because its THC content ranges from 25% to 28%. This variety of cannabis may help with depression and physical discomfort as well.

Grandaddy Purple

Granddaddy Purple, also referred to as GDP, is a cross between Big Bud and Purple Urkle that inherited Big Bud’s unique berry and grape flavor. This strain is great for creating a calm and serene feeling throughout the body. It can be used to treat a variety of ailments, such as:

  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Insomnia
  • Persistent pain
  • Loss of Appetite

Drink plenty of water if you use GDP, as cottonmouth, a dry or sticky feeling in your mouth, is a common side effect of this stain.

Jack Herer

A Sativa-dominant hybrid, Jack Herer has a pleasant orange-lemon flavor and aroma with subtle pine undertones. This strain encourages profound relaxation by offering a superb blend of mental and physical benefits.

Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel, also known as “Sour D,” is a Sativa-dominant strain that is excellent for treating stress and anxiety because it mainly stimulates the mind. Fast-acting effects of this strain stimulate the body and create a “dreamy” mood. Customers describe Sour D as tasting like lemon or lime, which is how the word “sour” got its start. Among the feelings connected to Sour D are:

  • Mental Stimulation
  • Positive Feelings
  • Alertness

Using this strain, cottonmouth is another possibility.

Blue Dream

One of the most often used and well-liked strains is Blue Dream. This variety, which is native to California, smells sweet, earthy, and fruity. Blue Dream is used to lessen:

  • Stress
  • Depressive States
  • Persistent pain
  • Problems paying attention
  • Sleep Problems
  • Anxiety

OG Kush

A dependable strain for people seeking stress alleviation is OG Kush. In addition to making you feel euphoric, this strain may help lower stress, anxiety, and despair. When taking this strain, some people have also experienced relief from migraine headaches. The flavor of OG Kush is earthy and woodsy, and its perfume is distinct, with pine and sour lemon overtones.

CBD for Reducing Stress

When it comes to stress relief, some individuals might opt to use CBD as their main cannabinoid. Cannabidiol, often known as CBD, is the non-psychoactive component of cannabis plants that has a number of health advantages.

  • Relieves stress and anxiety
  • Lowers inflammation
  • Promotes sleep
  • Helps symptoms of PTSD

Some people favor THC due to its distinct medicinal and mood elevating qualities. To maximize the effects of both cannabinoids and feel a little more balanced, try choosing a product that contains both THC and CBD. Because of the entourage effect, products that include both CBD and THC may be the most effective at reducing tension and anxiety.

The term “entourage effect” describes the synergy of components in cannabis, such as flavonoids, terpenes, and cannabinoids, which makes them function better when combined than when taken separately.

Obtain a Mississippi Medical Cannabis Card to Reduce Stress

The providers at TruReleaf MD can assess your eligibility for treatment and assist you in obtaining your medical marijuana registration card, even though TruReleaf MD does not sell medical marijuana products. If you’re still not sure which strain might be ideal for you, ask your local dispensary about these and other strains that might help lower stress.

Learn more about medical marijuana in Mississippi right now by completing our online eligibility survey.