Marijuana can provide anxiety and stress relief for some people.
Marijuana’s active ingredients are made of more than 60 beneficial plant nutrients called cannabinoids. As you may already know, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is best known for its psychoactive effects or overwhelming-sense-of-wellbeing it provides. However, there is another potent nutrient in marijuana called cannabidiol (CBD), which many leading researchers have discovered provides powerful anti-inflammatory benefits, without making people high.
New strains of marijuana are being developed to balance tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). One strain of marijuana plant, named Avidekel, delivers less than 1% THC and has an increased concentration of 16% CBD.
New evidence, published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology by a Brazilian team of researchers, verified treatments using cannabidiol (CBD) reduces symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD).
Using a crystalline cannabidiol (CBD) extracted from marijuana, Jose A.S. Crippa et al, documented the areas in the brain that cannabidiol (CBD) effects. By using a sophisticated neuroimaging technology (SPECT), combined with a “Visual Analogue Mood Scale (VAMS)”, they were also able to observe and map blood-flow activity in the brain while measuring anxiety levels in patients. Their conclusions were that, “Cannabidiol (CBD) was associated with significantly decreased anxiety.”
The bottom line is that even without the side benefit of marijuana’s traditional “high,” the miracle of the marijuana flower continues to blossom with new possibilities as this next century’s best Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) and with new emerging cutting edge cultivars, like Avidekel, we’re neutralizing the objections of marijuana’s psychoactive reputation, therefore from here on out, coast to coast US legalization of medical marijuana should be a breeze.
~The Botanical Guru
Find high CBD or THC strains of medical marijuana at Arizona dispensaries.