CBD vs. Prescription pills for anxiety
It’s no surprise that the rapid increase of American crisis and injustice has occurred at the same time as a nationwide increase in anxiety disorders.
Sometimes it seems that the gradual legalization and de-stigmatization of weed is the only thing making modern U.S. culture look halfway decent, especially when you consider that lots of people treat said anxiety with a fat joint to the face.
Unlike myself, most professionals are not creative freelancers, which means they cannot be high as hell all day to self medicate and call it part of the “artistic process.” I don’t envy them, but I do have good news — because CBD is the non-psychoactive counterpart to THC, it can be used to safely, smoothly combat crippling fear and existential dread!
Sweaty? Stammering? Prone to impulsively texting people you’ve met once dozens of times? As opposed to using Xanax or Klonopin to deal with the effects of anxiety, there’s no risk of overdosing on CBD, because it acts like a vitamin: the body can only absorb so much. The worst that can happen is nausea — which, don’t get me wrong, sucks, but at least you won’t have to deal with horrendous hospital lighting. I’m usually cool with 10-15mg dosage.
Another nice thing about CBD vs. prescription pills is that they offer you holistic relief of both mental and physical pain, whereas Xan just kind of…turns you into a blob.
This is because cannabinoid has anti-inflammatory properties, meaning it can legitimately unwind your muscles. The mind-body very real!
Need some cold hard proof? There are hardcore scientific studies done by serious-sounding institutions like The University of Sao Paulo which analyze specific situations like public speaking and paranoiac episodes, to much success. However, experts have also admitted that way more clinical trials are needed before professional recommendation of CBD as relief will become widespread.
But look, the most treasured guidance comes from people you admire, right? Depending on your taste, there there are MANY satisfied reports from cool bloggers of all backgrounds, from the every-girls at PopSugar and Byrdie, to the cannabis enthusiasts at Its Nice Paper. Give them a read, and then give it a whirl.
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