MEDICAL MARIJUANA AND ANXIETY DISORDERS
The use of cannabis to self-treat anxiety is widespread. It’s the second most common reason that users seek out cannabis because so many people sincerely believe in its benefits. Because each person responds to cannabis differently, the most effective way to determine its benefit is to try out small amounts and move from there.
A marijuana prescription can help you wean off of pharmaceutical medications. One of the most common anti-anxiety medicines prescribed is a class of pills called benzodiazepines. These help manage the levels of a neurotransmitter called GABA. GABA is directly related to how much anxiety you feel at any given moment. Medical cannabis also maintains GABA levels, so it’s a viable treatment for anyone who suffers from anxiety.
Even better, when you use medical marijuana for your anxiety disorder, you’re not going to get any of the chemical side effects from mainstream medicine.
Consuming medical cannabis is going to depend on your symptoms, diagnosis, and how you react to medical weed. You have tons of options to choose from, and your local dispensary can help answer any questions you have about specifics.