I have suffered from social anxiety disorder since I initially went through puberty.
I’ve actually made my way through all kinds of therapy with extremely little benefit. I’ve tried prescription medication & was severely unhappy with the many side-effects… Although there is still a good amount of controversy surrounding marijuana to treat social anxiety, I’ve had the most fantastic success with it. When a pretty good friend of mine suggested that I make a trip to the dispensary & try cannabis to ease my symptoms, I was somewhat skeptical. I’d tried smoking some bud a few times & found it increased my unease altogether. Along with severe sense of fear & worry, I also deal with physical side effects such as increased heart rate, dripping with sweat & rapid breathing. My friend explained that purchasing cannabis from a licensed dispensary provides nothing but confidence in the quality of the product & greater options. She suggested that I do some online research & then consult with a budtender at the bud store. I took her advice & was able to study Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) & Cannabidiol (CBD), which are the most abundant cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. THC is responsible for the feeling of being high & CBD has demonstrated anti-anxiety properties. From what I read, combining the several cannabinoids with a higher level of CBD & lower level of THC provides the most amazing results. When I shopped at the dispensary & spoke with a budtender, she urged me to try a ton of odd strains, and the 1 called Sour Space Candy is a CBD-dominant hybrid that is red, yellow & orange in color. It offers 15% CBD & only 1% THC. I decided to purchase this strain in a pre-roll, & it has been awesome.