More Anxiety Leads To More Cannabis Use

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Cannabis has been approved for 'medicinal use' in more than 25 states, and the list of illnesses that qualify for using cannabis for treatment has continued to grow over the years.

You can find people using cannabis for PTSD, pain, addiction, sleep issues, and much more.

One of the more popular reasons that people have embraced cannabis is because they are looking for something that might help them with their anxiety.

CBD specifically has been embraced for this reason by millions of people. With a large number of products being marketed in the CBD arena that are ideally supposed to help people find some sort of remedy from the anxiety that they are suffering from.

Prior to the media following the progress of COVID19 nonstop, millions of people were already struggling with loneliness and anxiety. Now, things might get much worse for some, thanks to the self-isolation, economic problems, and all around uncertainty.


The increase in anxiety in recent weeks has quickly lead to an increase in cannabis consumption.

Cannabis dispensaries are seeing massive lineups in a number of regions as people stock up on their medicine before engaging in their multi-day, or multi-week lock downs.

In Oklahoma, one dispensary owner there says his business has increased by more than 30 percent in recent weeks.

What are most of them coming in for? He says that the majority of questions from customers have been about what cannabis might be able to do for their anxiety.

In many regions already, cannabis businesses have been declared essential businesses, and they are for the customers who frequent them. The last thing the city should be doing is closing down those businesses and forcing those customers into already overflowing hospitals that need their resources for COVID19 patients as a priority.

The anxiety for many that surrounds the news about this virus is likely going to prompt some new people into experimenting with cannabis for the first time. They might be wondering what CBD or cannabis in general can do for them to help offer some personal remedy and enable them to enjoy their lives a bit more. At the end of the day, more people are going to realize that there's nothing to be afraid of when it comes to cannabis. Hopefully it is able to offer help to those who come looking for some.

Cannabis And Anxiety

Previous scientific investigation has found that there is a certain molecule that gets produced by the brain which activates the same receptors as cannabis, researchers believe it can help to protect against stress by reducing anxiety-causing connections in the brain.

Earlier investigations into this topic have found that patients who consume cannabis (via inhaling) have seen a significant reduction in their adverse feelings related to their depression, they have reported a decrease in these depression symptoms by as much as 89.3 percent and symptoms of anxiety reduced by as much as of 93.5 percent.

Other researchers have concluded that CBD (along with THC) can be used to help reduce the anxiety for some, and possibly help to improve the sensation of well being for users. Still, in general it's believed that more research in this area is needed for us to have a clearer picture on the connection between cannabis and anxiety altogether.

The information that is posted above is not intended to be used as any substitute for professional medical advice, or diagnosis or treatment. The above is posted for informational purposes only.

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