People are feeling more stressed than ever these days specially during these pandemic days. So go-to relaxation techniques is absolutely necessary to help you wind-down from those long stressful days. Some do yoga, some meditate, some exercise, and some use cannabis!
If you are thinking of cannabis intake for stress is leaving your head spinning, here are a few things you should know before you get to cannabis consumption.
Consuming small amounts of cannabis, less than 5mg, might be just what you need to get rid of your stress. Small doses are best taken in edible form or in tinctures so you can be sure of the concentration you are getting. See what doses works best for you by starting with a microdose, taking notes, then possibly upping your intake.
THC may be the component that gets all the buzz but a more well-known phytocannabioinds, CBD increaes medicinal or therapeutic effects of cannabis. This entourage effect of CBD won’t get you high, but it will bolster the anti-stress properties, which is exactly what you want!
The Right Strain
When you’re aiming to soothe your stress, choosing the right cannabis is important. Strains high in THC and/or CBD, Sativas or Indicas…Indicas are known for being more relaxing than Sativas, and you certainly don’t need a high-energy, when you are already obsessing over your to-do list.
Consider Edible and Tincture Options Too
Although smoking is the most well-known way to consume cannabis, edibles and tinctures are also great options for stress relief. With smoking you never really know how much of the active compounds you are inhaling each time. With edibles and tinctures, the concentration is predictable, so if the box says 10mg per gummy, you can be confident you are getting 10mg per gummy. Likewise with tinctures, if the bottle says 10mg/mL, you know you are getting 10mg with every milliliter you measure out.