What are the best cannabis strains for stress? Cannabis can help to provide stress relief because of its main cannabinoids; THC and CBD. In low doses, THC does this by activating the CB-1 receptor of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in the brain. The CB-1 receptor then regulates and decreases your stress levels, giving you a more relaxed feeling. 

CBD reduces your heart rate and blood pressure, by interacting with the serotonin receptor (5-HT1A). Both effects of THC and CBD are enhanced by the terpene Limonene, which on its own, also has stress reducing-properties. 

As per Hans Selye’s definition, stress refers to the “the non-specific response of the body to any demand for change”. In addition to affecting our minds, stress can also be physical as well as emotional. The most common symptoms of stress include anxiety, chronic pain, insomnia, loss of appetite, and depression.

While there are several traditional medicinal treatments to combat these symptoms of stress, a new level of attention has begun to focus on the therapeutic qualities of cannabis strains for anxiety and for stress relief.

In recent years, a growing body of research has indicated that cannabis and CBD have some real medicinal qualities that could make it an ideal choice to combat stress anxiety and depression.  Indeed, a growing number of people across the globe have quietly begun to realise the potential benefits of using cannabis to counter a whole host of conditions related to mental health.

Cannabis can be a relaxing catalyst for the body as it boasts a combination of nearly 120 cannabinoids, including THC and CBD, which have shown tremendous potential as stress relievers.

CBD is said to have therapeutic effects that stimulate the production of serotonin in the body. With an increase in the level of serotonin, mental disorders such as anxiety, depression and stress can be curtailed due to the therapeutic effects of the cannabinoid. Additionally, THC or tetrahydrocannabinol also has psychoactive effects that can help to induce a relaxed state by regulating positive mood changes. It can also help to boost appetite.

But don’t just take our word for it, let’s take a closer look at the science behind the evolution of cannabis as a treatment for stress relief.

Research Shows the Benefits of Cannabis for Reducing Stress

With cannabis receiving so much attention in recent years, particularly as an alternative form of medicine, an increasingly large number of people have begun to consider the possibility of using medical cannabis as a method of relaxing and calming the body. 

Thanks to a whole new body of research, scientists are beginning to unlock the secrets to cannabis success when used as a stress reliever.

Research conducted in 2018 exposed animal models to marijuana smoke to study the effect of cannabis on relaxing and reducing stress. They found out that cannabis helped to alleviate weight gain caused by stress without having any effect on pulmonary functions. 

Research conducted in 2014 by the Hawaii Journal of Medical and Public Health suggested that using cannabis can help to provide stress/anxiety relief and reduce insomnia. And there were positive physical effects too. 64% of the patients involved in the analysis reported a decrease in pain. Additionally, scientists didn’t find any adverse impact on the overall health of the patients included in the research.

Another piece of research conducted in 2014 revealed that patients suffering from anxiety and depression might benefit by using CBD that, as mentioned above, can help to increase the level of serotonin in the body. An increase in serotonin also helps to boost appetite, mood, and sleepiness which can, in turn, reduce stress levels.

With more and more research continuing to match up with the litany of user testimony, there can be little doubt about the potential of medical cannabis in helping to provide stress relief.

Our selection of best strains for stress relief 

There are a whole host of cannabis strains that have the potential to help you relieve stress and calm your body. In addition, these strains can also help to boost appetite, reduce depression, and improve mood.

For those of you looking to combat stress, we have prepared a list of our favourite marijuana strains for stress. 

OG Kush Strain

Among the world’s most popular strains, this indica dominant hybrid strain is particularly fast-acting when it comes to stress relief. 

With its THC content sometimes reaching 20%, this stress killer is virtually synonymous with stress-relief given the rapid feelings of euphoria offered by this potent indica dominant hybrid. 

Terpenes found in this strain include pinene and myrcene which helps to generate OG Kush´s earthy somewhat woody pine flavour. By giving you a feeling of euphoria, this potent strain can help to invoke a sense of pure relaxation and mood enhancement that is ideal of stress relief. 

Sour Diesel Strain

Sometimes referred to as Sour D, Sour Diesel is an energising sativa dominant strain that is said to be highly effective in relieving stress, depression, physical pain, and anxiety. 

Named after its robust and diesel-like aroma, this so-called super strain (THC content around 20%)was born in the early ’90s and is said to have emerged from Chemdog 91 and Super Skunk. This particularly potent strain has a terpene profile that is rich in caryophyllene, myrcene, and limonene which helps to generate Sour D´s pungent and luxurious scent. 

This fast-acting flower strain provides an invigorating high that has helped to establish this strain as a market leader amongst medical patients. Stress, pain, and depression can rapidly dissolve as the effects of Sour Diesel begin to take hold. 

Jack Herer Strain

Combining a Haze hybrid with a Northern Lights #5 and Shiva Skunk cross, Jack Herer is an ever so slightly sativa dominant strain that typically leaves consumers feeling happy, relaxed and uplifted.

One of the most popular strains on the market today, this multiple cup winning hybrid strain is famed for its ability to treat psychological conditions such as depression, anxiety and stress.

Containing up to 19% THC, Jack Herer is considered a valuable medicinal strain thanks to its terpene profile which boasts impressive levels of Terpinolene, caryophyllene and myrcene.

Jack Herer boasts a combination of properties that are said to help induce a creative and uplifting mood with this sweet sativa dominant strain said to be particularly useful as a stress reliever.

White Widow Strain

A hybrid cross of the South Indian indica and Brazilian Sativa landrace, White Widow, is one of the most famous cannabis strains in the world. And with good reason. 

This indica dominant strain and somewhat mellow cannabis cup winner THC content typically averages around 15% and is ideal in helping to boost energy and mood with its earthy and woody aroma and flavour. This strain provides a strong sense of euphoria and boost of energy that can really help to alleviate feelings of stress.

This super-popular strain also helps to stimulate creativity while Its terpene profile includes limonene, humulene, and myrcene which helps to make WW one of the most appropriate strains for relieving stress.

If you’re interested in using medical cannabis that could help with stress relief, please visit our growing community for more information on marijuana growing. We have a vast range of marijuana strains for stress including classics like the world-famous girl scout cookies strain, granddaddy purple and Blue Dream.

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