It can come from things like money trouble, relationships problems, stress at work, illness, and a whole host of life’s cruel curveballs. We develop coping mechanisms to help us deal with stress and anxiety. Some of us go for a walk, read a great book, or seek the company of friends and loved ones. Some of us have a glass of wine (or two bottles). And some people say they use cannabis to relax.
It is not a new concept to us. The image of a “chilled out,” blissful cannabis user permeates popular culture, but there is a lesser known issue that doesn’t receive the same level of focus; cannabis can also CAUSE anxiety. It’s important to note that when the right cannabis is selected and used the right way, the experience is usually positive; but everyone is unique, and a small percentage of people will have an adverse reaction to cannabis regardless.
If this is the case for you, the first thing you should try is using less.
Most of us who use cannabis understand the concept of being “too high”. In a new user, it can be enough to turn them off cannabis completely. The feelings of paranoia, stress, and anxiety can be quite powerful, though they tend to be short lived. So how do we ensure these unpleasant side effects don’t happen to us?
Modern Leaf reminds you to always start low, go slow, and enjoy responsibly. If you regularly suffer from anxiety, please exercise caution when using cannabis.