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Instead of turning to prescription medication for anxiety, consider hemp flower strains. The market is saturated with all sorts of unique hemp flower strains that help patients better manage their anxiety or even eliminate it altogether. In short, we have come a long way from the days of Ricky Williams being a social and professional outcast for using flowers to manage social anxiety. Below, we provide a look at the top flower strains for anxious individuals.
This sativa-dominant strain has won several awards for its potency and quality. Jack Herer has an elevated level of THC, typically in the range of 14% to 20%. However, Jack Herer has nearly zero CBD. Jack Herer will make you feel happy and anxiety-free. Furthermore, those saddled by anxiety, depression and stress insist Jack Herer helps with all three issues as opposed to only one. You simply cannot go wrong with Jack Herer.
Skywalker OG is a flower strain with a comparably high level of THC. Though there is the potential for strains with high THC levels to make anxiety worse, the vast majority of those who use such strains report the THC makes them less anxious. Choose Skywalker OG and you’ll find it makes you feel at peace and mindful.
However, if you have tried high-THC strains in the past and they caused anxiety, you should start out with a small amount of Skywalker to gauge its impact on your mind and body. This indica-dominant strain also tests out with anxiolytic terpenes including linalool and limonene. Limonene is particularly soothing for individuals dealing with anxiety as it is an aromatic molecule in citrus fruits.
Trident, a hybrid strain, is loaded with CBD for pain relief. Trident typically has a CBD level of 12%. Trident’s THC levels are comparably low, coming in at a mere 6%. Give Trident a try and you’ll find it helps you relax, especially when in the presence of others. Some Trident fans insist it helps them think more clearly and verbalize their thoughts with improved cogency. In short, everyone who is dealing with anxiety or stress owes it to themselves to give Trident a chance.
Cannatonic is a hybrid strain bred specifically for its elevated CBD level and low THC level. The strain’s CBD has the potential to reach 17%. However, you might be able to find Cannatonic with CBD bordering on 20%. Cannatonic will make you feel happy and relaxed without compromising your mind in the slightest. As long as you aren’t looking for a psychoactive reaction from Cannatonic and more focused on mitigating feelings of anxiety, you will agree this strain is perfect.
Named after the famous physicist and futurist, Stephen Hawking, this strain will have you feeling amazing in surprisingly little time. This strain is as calming as it gets. Give Stephen Hawking Kush a chance and you’ll immediately find its floral scent is quite appealing. This scent has strong notes highlighted by myrcene with a musky aroma and a lovely limonene. The combination of these terpenes provides a peaceful experience you are sure to enjoy from beginning to end.
This hybrid strain is a combination of Sour Tsunami and Cannatonic. In the case of Canna-Tsu the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Canna-Tsu has high CBD levels that make it easy to relax, especially if you are anxious while in the presence of others, nervous when preparing for a stressful event or otherwise uncomfortable. Some Canna-Tsu fans even report the strain boosts their focus that much more.
Pennywise is an indica with calming properties. This high-CBD strain is perfect for those who desire anxiety relief without excessive intoxication. Pennywise has elevated levels of the terpene aroma molecule known as linalool. Linalool, found in lavender plants, is flower-scented and sweet. It is particularly interesting to note in clinical trials, those who inhaled lavender oil with a high percentage of linalool enjoyed a considerable reduction in anxiety and a reduction in aggressive behavior.
There is expert speculation that the use of linalool in combination with CBD will heighten the herb’s anticonvulsant and anti-anxiety effects, ultimately making it that much easier for anxious individuals to settle down and enjoy life.