Cannabis Ingestion Options For Anxiety

Choosing your preferred method.

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Cannabis is an incredibly versatile plant. Like engaging other natural remedies, it is not reduced to a single compound like many modern Western medicines. Its effects can vary widely depending on the variety used, method of consumption and even the user. It may take a bit of experimentation, but in this case, the trials can be fun and engaging. Using cannabis as a therapy allows the patient to be more involved in his/her own healthcare solution.

In order to maximize your chance of success, work with a physician familiar with cannabis and let Greenlight Approved help you focus your search for the product with the best fit.

Here are a few methods that most cannabis consumers find effective:

Inhale: Smoking

Smoking is one of the oldest forms of cannabis consumption. This method allows for the most immediate relief of symptoms. If discretion matters, a cartridge-based vape pen is smoke- and odor-free inhalation alternative to consider.

Inhale: Cartridge-Based Vape Pens

There are a lot of advantages to vaporization: It’s discreet, fast-acting, and produces no smoke or odor.

Your Greenlight Approved retail partner will have a wide variety of vape pen cartridges for you to try. The cartridge-based vape pen is a great option for new users because of its simplicity and relatively low cost. The vape pen allows you to try different cartridges filled with cannabis oil as you explore what is right for you.

Consume: Edibles and Beverages

Edible cannabis is growing quickly as the first choice of new and returning users looking for discreet symptom relief. This form of cannabis consumption is processed through your digestive system, which takes more time than options like inhalation that offer more immediate relief. Take a small dose (try 5 to 10 mg of THC, CBD or a combination, the standard pre-packaged dose option) and wait to see how you feel after 45 to 90 minutes. Carefully monitor how you feel before consuming more. Remember the simple saying: Start low (dose) and go slow. Remember: You can always take more as needed.

Edibles have come a long way from the iconic medicated brownie and all of the mysteries of its potency and origin. Edibles and cannabis-infused beverages are among the fastest-growing products in the market. Today consumers enjoy a wide variety of tasty treats that fill retail shelves. Whether you like sweet, sour or savory, there is probably an edible just right for you. They provide a discreet and trouble-free option that can be consumed to treat many symptoms throughout the day.

Greenlight Approved retailers can guide you through a wide variety of options of edibles.

Consume: Tinctures (Drops) and Sublingual (Sprays)

Tincture drops and sublingual sprays are typically water-, natural oil-, alcohol- or glycerin-based, and come in small bottles with an eyedropper or pump spray applicator.

Simply fill the dropper with a few drops of tincture (dropper is a 10-mg dose) or pump spray and place it under your tongue. Keep it in your mouth for about 60 seconds before swallowing. The THC and/or CBD is absorbed in the blood vessels lining your mouth; this method is faster-acting than a typical edible option and is an excellent way to ensure the proper dose.

A wide variety of tincture drops and sublingual sprays are available with different ratios of THC and CBD. Your Greenlight Approved retail partner will help you figure out the best ratio for you.

Consume: Pills or Capsules

For some persistent symptoms, pills and capsules may be the preferred method of delivery. Cannabis pills and capsules can be consumed throughout the day and are effective for many symptoms. Like edibles, they are processed through your digestive system, so be prepared to wait 45 to 90 minutes for the product to take effect. But once you find what works for you, this method can provide hours of symptom relief.

A Note of Caution

It is recommended that you work with a physician who is familiar with cannabis and its benefits. He/she should be part of any change to your current therapeutic routines and programs. Keeping a diary or dosing journal is a great way to begin to track the products that work best for you and to have another set of information that may further help your physician guide you.

Find the Right Product for Your Symptoms

At Greenlight Approved, it is our mission to guide you through the cannabis experience and help you become an educated consumer. Let us help you better understand consumption and product options available at retail so you are prepared for your store visit.

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FAQs

How will cannabis improve my anxiety?

2017 Canadian study found 40% of patients who were prescribed cannabis to treat anxiety eliminated the use of drugs like Xanax within 90 days. Continue reading

Is a CBD-only product preferred to one that contains some THC?

CBD-dominant cannabis with a relatively low THC profile provides the best combination for anxiety relief. Continue reading

Edibles? Capsules? Flower? What’s the best method for anxiety relief?

Anxiety sufferers seek the immediate relief of inhaled cannabis to treat an acute panic attack. Others prefer to consume edibles as a way to stay calm and relaxed for a longer period of time. Continue reading

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Our select list of retailers in Spokane and Grant County provide high-quality and all-natural cannabis products for every need. Search for a retailer near you.

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