Relax Your Mind: 4 Ways to Use Cannabis for Stress

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Cannabis has been scientifically proven to help alleviate stress and symptoms of anxiety. As a result, more individuals than ever before are using and benefiting from marijuana. However, other anxiety sufferers yet are interested in using marijuana, but they are unsure of how to do so.

The following information is designed to help those who are grappling with stress; it’ll provide these sufferers with the knowledge they need to benefit from cannabis.

Let’s take a look at four ways that cannabis can be used to treat stress and anxiety.

Smoke after Stressful Situations are Encountered

Stress is a common prelude to anxiety, and cannabis allows stress sufferers to treat stress itself, thereby reducing the prevalence and severity of anxiety.

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Whenever a stressful situation is encountered—after work or a particularly troublesome day of running errands, for instance—anxiety can be prevented and/or treated by using cannabis.

Use Cannabis to Optimize Meditation and Relaxation

Cannabis’s chemical properties are effective anxiety-reducers in their own right, but cannabis use can also prove to be an excellent prelude to meditation and relaxation.

Cannabis increases focus and calms users, and when these natural byproducts are combined with meditation and relaxing activities—enjoying some time outside, exercising, etc.—they become even more powerful and beneficial.

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Indulge in Cannabis Prior to the Day’s Start

In moderation, cannabis use can be a calming and soothing way to start the day. Every individual is different, so some dosage experimenting will be required to hit “the sweet spot.”

When this sweet spot is found, though, morning marijuana use will relax and de-stress smokers, thereby reducing the weight of the day’s events. In turn, anxiety will lessen in frequency and strength.

Make Marijuana Time “My Time”

Quite a few cannabis users rush out to a recreational dispensary, rush back home, rush to smoke the cannabis, and wonder why their anxiety is the same or worse than it was initially.

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The reasoning is simple: marijuana isn’t a miraculous reliever of anxiety; it works alongside the desires of the individual to reduce anxiety. In other words, cannabis users can reduce their anxiety by making their marijuana time “my time.”

Take a few minutes to visit a recreational dispensary, kick back, relax, and use the purchased cannabis. Rushing is one of the most overlooked causes of stress. Marijuana can help to reduce stress that results from rushing, but it can really help to do so when the individual at-hand is committed to taking it easy.

These tips are sure to help stress and anxiety sufferers be as happy, calm, and relieved as possible. Remember that one person’s cannabis habits rarely suit another individual; marijuana is about personal relief.

Emma Sturgis

Emma Sturgis

Emma is a freelance writer based out of Boston, MA. She writes most often on health and education. When not writing, she enjoys reading and watching film noir. Say hi on Twitter.

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