While the effects of using cannabis to treat anxiety vary widely, with some individuals finding relief and others finding it worsens symptoms, many people still use it to ease their minds and unwind. Some find that strains that are lower in THC and higher in CBD help achieve a sense of calm. As with many ailments and disorders, more research is needed to determine how effective cannabis is for treating anxiety. But, in the fast-paced world we live in, many still use marijuana to simply relax. Three popular calming cannabis strains are Strawberry, Aurora, and Remedy.
Strawberry is a popular sativa cultivar that many medical marijuana patients choose for anxiety relief. The THC level is around 17-18%, which makes Strawberry an excellent choice for novice and experienced cannabis users alike. It is said to have originated in the Netherlands, but the exact parentage is shrouded in mystery. Strawberry is a preferred strain among medical marijuana patients who want to relieve anxiety and physical pain. It has a more complex flavor than the name suggests, with a bit of sweet creaminess and earthy undertones mixed with the strong taste of berries. The aroma is distinctly berry with just a hint of earthiness.
Aurora, also known as Aurora Indica, is a potent indica strain from Nirvana Seeds. It was created by breeding Northern Lights and Afghan. Aurora has THC levels that are typically between 16-18%, and it is a great strain for unwinding at the end of the day. It is known to produce a sedating and heavy full-body high while calming and relaxing the mind. The sedating effects make it a popular choice among individuals suffering from insomnia or chronic pain. The fragrance is distinctly spicy and earthy, with just the slightest hint of sweet tree fruit and the flavor is very spicy and woody with a mix of pine.
Remedy is a high-CBD indica that was created by crossing Afghan Skunk and Cannatonic. The THC content is around 1% with 13-14% CBD, making it the perfect choice for medical patients who want to relax with the psychoactive effects of too much THC. Consumers who have tried Remedy report feeling a deep sense of calm and relaxation as well as pain relief. The aroma is woody with floral undertones. The flavor is smooth and reminiscent of tea with a little lemon and hints of warm earth.
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