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Use of marijuana to alleviate stress can be traced back to several years. People have been consuming the herb because of the euphoric, relaxing effects it offers since way before it got recognized as a medication. Now that the use of the plant has been legalized in the majority of states in the US, anyone with stress and PTSD can get access to the medication by just undergoing 420 evaluations that is a prerequisite for a medical marijuana card.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder was earlier primarily associated with veterans who returned home but it has now become a very common condition among millennials. Any situation or incident has the potential to trigger an individual and while some may not consider it that big a deal, it can leave a permanent scar on the memory of the individual who has either experienced or witnessed the incident.
We believe every individual with symptoms, no matter mild or severe, needs to be treated appropriately. While we strongly advocate in favor of therapy as an effective treatment for PTSD, we simultaneously believe marijuana is a significantly effective treatment for PTSD as well. And we are certainly placing it over the chemical medications such as antidepressants, anti anxiety pills, and sleeping pills and aids.
Medical marijuana is known for its medicinal properties that can naturally help manage stress, pain, anxiety, and promote better quality sleep. All in all, the plant covers every factor that may be a symptom of PTSD.
While medical marijuana is considered a medicine, it is important to note that not every marijuana strain shall work similarly. There are different strains with different concentrations of the cannabinoids that are supposed to have completely different effects. So, there are some strains that would offer sedative, relaxing effects, other marijuana strains may awaken, energize, and offer alertness to the consumer.
Choosing a wrong strain may not only offer effects that would not work for the individual, it also has the potential to worsen the condition if consumed in high concentration and amount.
This makes it extremely important to understand which strain shall work for a condition and choose accordingly. Here are some strains that, according to a lot of consumers who suffer from PTSD, have a positive impact on the condition as they have helped them manage the symptoms of PTSD in a much better way than other medications and marijuana strains.
ACDC is one of the least complicated options for beginners. High in CBD, low in THC, it is a balanced hybrid of indica and sativa and offers the beneficial effects of both the strains. It is an amazing strain for people suffering from depression and related conditions.
Another high CBD, low THC strain, harlequin is known for its non psychoactive effects that can help alleviate pain and anxiety. Again, high concentration of cannabidiol makes it favorable for people who are relatively new to medical marijuana. The strain shall help you focus, uplift your mood, and reduce symptoms of depression.
Durban poison is an amazing strain for people suffering from PTSD. It helps by reducing the social anxiety which is common among PTSD patients as they may choose to withdraw themselves from social interactions. However, since it is a strong sativa strain, it may increase the heart rate which can be slightly uncomfortable for a lot of people to handle. It is never a good idea to consume durban poison in high quantities especially for people who are new to the strain or the whole ‘marijuana as a treatment’ concept. Going slow and consuming a moderate amount of the strain shall help one shall a lot in dealing with the symptoms of PTSD and social anxiety.
Blue dream is an extremely popular and thus easily available marijuana strain that is known for its long lasting euphoric effects. It is a perfect strain for PTSD patients who wish to manage the symptoms during the day.
Sour kush is your perfect indica dominant strain that you should be consuming in the evening to get the relaxing effects of marijuana. If your PTSD causes insomnia, nightmares, or discomfort sleeping in general, sour kush is going to help you in the best way possible.