Living with anxiety can be extremely tough. Prescription drugs may make you feel worse or not help at all. But marijuana is great for so many things, and anxiety is just one of them. With times and laws changing, marijuana is now even more available and is a much safer route than prescription drugs. There are thousands of marijuana strains out there so it can be overwhelming when it comes to choosing the right strain for you.
Most strains that are best for treating anxiety are Hybrids, meaning they have a mixture of Sativa and Indica in the plant. Known to be more uplifting and energetic, sativa plants usually grow tall and thin outdoors and can reach over 25 feet high. It’s known for having a more “grassy” or earthly type of odor to it and is best for daytime smoking.
Indica plants normally grow wide but short and is better for growing indoors. It leaves a very strong body high that can have you glued to your couch for hours but it will have you feeling extremely relaxed. Indica is the best strain for pain management and insomnia.
Also known as “KK,” Khalifa Kush was created by the famous rapper most of us know, Wiz Khalifa. While it is said that the original strain masterminded by Wiz is not available to the public, the strain they call Khalifa Kush has all of the same effects, tastes, and aromas as the original. KK is known for it’s sour-lemony and piney smell, similar to OG Kush. KK is ideal for morning use (like a wake-and-bake) and will have you feeling happy and relaxed. Smoking KK can definitely help dim down your stress and help battle anxiety.
Chemdawg Sour Diesel (Chem Sour)
Chem Sour is a sativa-dominant hybrid blended from Sour Diesel seeds and Chemdawg D. Chem Sour has a sharp and funky bite by the first hit, and also has a funky fuel and pine aroma. Smoking Chem Sour will leave you uplifted and positive. Anxiety-prone people should smoke Chem Sour in small doses due to the straing being known for how “untouchable” this bud makes you feel. Chem Sour is also really great for producing creativity and keeping you focused. Only downfall to smoking Chem Sour, is the severe dry mouth that comes with it, but its nothing a tall glass of iced tea can’t fix!
White Diesel is another sativa-dominant plant that is a mixture of the White Widow plant with flavors from NYC Diesel. The White Diesel buds create the diesel fumes that you would expect from any diesel plant, along with a zesty, flavorful mix of spice, grapefruit, and lemons. White Diesel makes an intensely uplifting head buzz and makes a relaxing body high, making this bud perfect for pain, stress and anxiety. Medical marijuana patients find White Diesel the most beneficial due to its abilities to crush anxiety and depression, along with treating migraines. After taking a few hits of White Diesel, you will be in a euphoric state of mind and feel relaxed and ready to face the day.
With Dr. Who, you will soar high (no pun intended) and literally feel like you are traveling into another dimension (its not as scary as it sounds!). Dr. Who is a very potent Indica flower that was originally iron by Homegrown Natural Wonders. They masterminded the Dr. Who strain by combining strains of Mad Scientist and Timewreck. This strain is made up of 60% Indica and is a great bud for relieving pain, stress, and appetite loss. Dr. Who is also really great for mood disorders such as bipolar, depression and anxiety and also helps to ease symptoms of disorders such as OCD and PTSD. Dr. Who won’t leave you sedated, but it promotes a tough body high and eases the mind. Dr. Who is a top pick for smoking at any time of the day or the night. This flower when smoked leaves an odor in the air of sweet but yet sour, and it tastes sweet and sour too. Dr. Who is best suited for indoor gardens and takes up to 63 days to fully grow. Dr. Who is the go-to bud for so many different mood disorders, or just to make you feel better if you are having a bad day. The only negative that may come with smoking Dr. Who is dry eyes and dry mouth.
Fruit Loops smells just as good as it sounds, and is a Indica-dominant plant and leaves a sweet tropical flavor in your mouth. The bud reeks of blueberry and grapefruit smells and falls from the White Widow strain. The hybrid plant is very high in potency and has a moderate body high. Fruit Loops is great for the social butterfly looking for confidence to spark up an interesting conversation and combat daily life stressors. Fruit Loops is a perfect fit for crushing your anxiety and dealing with stress. There are literally no negative effects with smoking this strain.
by Danielle Hunt
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