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Benefits of Medical Marijuana for Anxiety
If you have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, you understand how much this condition can impact your quality of life. Fortunately, anxiety is a qualifying condition for medical marijuana treatment in Missouri.
Anxiety is the body’s overall natural response to stress. Some of the most common symptoms associated with anxiety include: rapid heart rate, nervousness, racing thoughts, difficulty sleeping and inability to concentrate on daily tasks.
How Can Marijuana Help Anxiety?
It is not unusual to see people using marijuana for anxiety. Some of the most commonly reported benefits are as follows:
Reduces stress and increases sense of calmness
Improves quality of sleep
Helps improve focus and concentration
Two of the main cannabinoids found in cannabis, THC and CBD, have different effects on patients with anxiety. THC is the psychoactive compound in cannabis and can, in fact, possibly increase symptoms of anxiety in some patients. However, finding the right product or strain can reduce the possibility of this happening. Cannabis also contains terpenes, which are the fragrant oils secreted in trichomes and offer users a variety of different medical benefits. At the dispensary, look for strains that contain the terpenes Caryophyllene, Limonene and Myrcene as they are known to help reduce anxiety.
CBD can also help alleviate the symptoms of anxiety such as insomnia, stress and fatigue. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound, so it is an ideal treatment for patients with mental disorders. Some patients may prefer combining CBD with a small dose of THC, otherwise known as the ‘entourage effect,’ which can produce even more effective results.
How do I Get Approved for Medical Marijuana?
If you are a Missouri resident suffering from anxiety or any qualifying medical condition, we are here to help you get your medical marijuana card! Schedule an appointment today by giving us a call at 877-303-3117 or schedule online.