The cannabis industry has been revolutionized over the past few years. More than half of the U.S. has legalized medical cannabis containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). In contrast, many other states have also legalized recreational THC-containing cannabis. When it comes to stress, Americans are some of the most stressed people in the world. It’s no wonder why the number one reason 40% of Americans give for using cannabis is “to relax” bringing legal THC into the forefront of American culture.
THC is a highly controlled and regulated substance. Many states still have not legalized it in any form. Currently, 36 states have legalized medical THC for specific ailments. However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hasn’t approved any THC products to treat medical conditions, including anxiety.
Managing Stress with Legal THC
In a study done using the real-time app, Releaf, researchers found the most common side effect reported in 66% of cases was relaxation. Cases with higher levels of THC and longer sessions experienced an increase in relief from distressing symptoms.
Managing stress with THC can be done in several ways.
Cannabis Buds for Stress Management
Cannabis flower, or bud, ranks number one in cannabis sales. There are many popular cannabis strains available for stress relief.
Finding the best strain to manage your stress can take a few tries. Variables such as body chemistry and tolerance will determine how your body reacts to various strains. According to Leafly, these strains are recommended for relaxation:
- Cheesecake: Indica-dominant strain with 21% THC, sleep-inducing calming high
- Cypress OG: Hybrid strain with 20% THC, calming and relaxed high
- Petro Chem: Hybrid strain with 26% THC, happy calm, high
- Orange Tree: Hybrid strain with 19% THC, relaxing and calm high
- Banana Cream Cake: Hybrid strain with 21% THC, relaxing and calm high
Concentrates for Stress Management
Concentrate sales increased 40% last year. Many people are turning to dabs to achieve a calming high quickly. Many stress relief cannabis strains come in various forms of concentrates. Popular concentrates for stress management include:
- Budder: Budder is gaining popularity for being a great additive to edibles. If you want to relax with some homemade brownies, budder can help make those brownies extra relaxing.
- Crumble: This concentrate is exceptionally versatile. If you’ve had an extra stressful day and need an extra kick in your cannabis, then try adding some crumble to your bowl or joint. Crumble can also be used in a dab rig or sprinkled on top of your favorite edible.
- Oil: Oil concentrates are often used to vape. However, you can also add oil to a dab rig or drop it under your tongue.
- Water Hash: Most concentrates are extracted using hydrocarbons such as propane or butane. However, concentrates that are extracted via water or ice are in high demand from people wanting a cleaner hit. Water hash is also known as bubble hash, ice wax, and solventless wax.
Time to Relax
Using THC to help with anxiety should be done legally, so check out our selection at Nug Avenue when you purchase your THC products.