“Cannabis and Anxiety: The Real Low Down on The Good, Bad and Indifferent on Smoking and Coping”

In a time when Mental Health Awareness is finally beginning to become a key focus for many individuals to advocate on behalf of, we finally have an understanding of just how many people are impacted by mental health issues, particularly Anxiety and Depression.  We’ve spoken with Hippie Chics who have relied on Cannabis to combat Anxiety and Depression Symptoms, we’ve also done extensive research to ensure that we share with our Hippie Chics, only the facts! According to a report in Healthline, (https://www.healthline.com/health/marijuana-and-anxiety#tips), it states, “There’s no question that many people use marijuana for anxiety.

“Many clients I’ve worked with have reported using cannabis, including THC, CBD, or both, to reduce anxiety,” says Sarah Peace, a licensed counselor in Olympia, Washington.

Commonly reported benefits of marijuana use include:

  • increased sense of calm
  • improved relaxation
  • better sleep”

There’s no question that many people use marijuana for anxiety.

“Many clients I’ve worked with have reported using cannabis, including THC, CBD, or both, to reduce anxiety,” says Sarah Peace, a licensed counselor in Olympia, Washington.

Commonly reported benefits of marijuana use include:

  • increased sense of calm
  • improved relaxation
  • better sleep

Peace says her clients have reported these benefits along with others, including greater peace of mind and a reduction in symptoms they found unbearable.

Peace explains her clients have reported that marijuana in particular helps relieve symptoms of:

What Peace sees in her practice is on par with most of the existing research around marijuana and anxiety.”

The article proceeds to address possible negative impacts of Marijuana and Anxiety, including no change or impact or improvement of symptoms, or even worsening symptoms, or further the report highlights how Marijuana may only be a short-term improvement, rather than a long term impact, verses other treatments. Again, we at Hippie Stixx Co. can only give it to you straight up, no chaser.

What we also wanted to share was some tips for safe use, as it relates to Marijuana and Anxiety and Depression, as the report directly offered:

Consider these tips:

  • Go for CBD over THC. If you’re new to marijuana, start with a product that contains only CBD or a much higher ratio of CBD to THC. Remember, higher levels of THC are what tend to make anxiety symptoms worse.
  • Go slow. Start with a low dose. Give it plenty of time to work before using more.
  • Purchase marijuana from a dispensary. Trained staff can offer guidance based on the symptoms you’re looking to treat and help you find the right type of marijuana for your needs. When you buy from a dispensary, you also know you’re getting a legitimate product.
  • Know about interactions. Marijuana can interact with or reduce the effectiveness of prescription and over-the-counter medications, including vitamins and supplements. It’s best to let your healthcare provider know if you’re using marijuana. If you don’t feel comfortable doing this, you can also talk to a pharmacist.
  • Tell your therapist. If you’re working with a therapist, make sure to loop them in, too. They can help you evaluate how well it’s working for your symptoms and offer additional guidance.”

We encourage our Hippie Chics to get the information, stay informed, do your own research and do what works best for you and your game plan to healthy Mental Health. Keep visiting our Blog for more insight and access to key useful information. www.hippiestixx.com. 

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