Anxiety can be so overwhelming that it can make even an easy day turn into a stressful nightmare. To help make things easier, we’ve come up with a list of some of the best strains to help melt away anxiety and improve your overall mood.
by Cael Brown · August 30, 2023
Sometimes you find yourself feeling anxious—so anxious and overwhelmed that you might even end up nauseous, shaky, or even struggle to get through the day. When that time comes, marijuana could help get you back to feeling up to par. Blue Dream Blue Dream is one of the most popular weed strains to ever exist. It’ll leave you feeling elevated and euphoric. Some cannabis enthusiasts find that it also helps them with productivity and creativity. It’s a great sativa-dominant hybrid strain that’ll leave you feeling as legendary as the strain itself. If you need a positive boost to your mood and energy, Blue Dream is what you’ve always been looking for. Jack Frost Have you heard of Jack Frost? It’s one of those special hybrid strains that will leave you feeling like the happiest, most energetic person on the planet. This strain is great for those anxious souls who have been having a hard time breaking out of their shell. If you’re feeling too anxious to go about your day and need a push, this strain will help motivate you. It’s great for folks suffering from depression, PTSD, stress, and anxiety. It’s one of the best cannabis strains to help you forget all your worries and enjoy your day. Trainwreck While this sativa strain is known as Trainwreck, don’t let the name scare you away. It’s just an indicator that you shouldn’t take this strain lightly if you’re a cannabis newbie. This strain is known to hit hard, like a train, hence its name. It’s a strain that’ll go straight to your head and leave you floating to a whole different world. This high-THC strain is great for those that are trying to manage their anxiety and travel to another planet. It’s also a great strain for those that are looking for help with other problems such as PTSD and migraines. Skywalker OG If you really want to forget your worries and end up so high that you land among the stars, Skywalker OG is the strain for you. Whether it's anxiety, pain, or stress, Skywalker OG can help mitigate your discomfort. This hybrid strain will let you experience the best effects of sativa and indica all in one. With its simultaneous relaxing and euphoric effects, Skywalker OG can turn a bad day into a spectacular one. Get ready for a great trip that’s out of this world! (It’s also great strain for a Star Wars marathon!) Cotton Candy You know the way that cotton candy melts away as soon as your tongue touches it? That’s exactly what you can expect to happen to your anxiety and stress as soon as this sweet little hybrid strain hits your system. The terpenes in it, like myrcene and limonene, help it achieve a really nice earthy and flowery profile while being a bit sweet. This is the best strain if you just want to feel like a giddy, giggly, little kid enjoying a carnival for the first time. Let your stress melt away while Cotton Candy relaxes you with its euphoric bliss. Strawberry Cough Looking for a way to shake off the anxiety and energize your day? Then don't miss out on Strawberry Cough. This sativa strain is great for elevating moods and keeping you smiling throughout the day. Strawberry Cough is also a wonderful social strain, and great to share with friends. It’ll make you feel elated, giddy, and talkative. If you’re having a hard time and feeling a lot of stress, especially in social situations, this strain will make it vanish to the point where you’ll wonder what you were ever worrying about. SFV OG This sativa-dominant hybrid, sometimes known as San Fernando Valley OG, will help curb your anxiety while keeping you energized and able to take the day head on. You can expect a really nice head high at first, and some relaxing body effects that ease in a bit later. SFV OG is a great strain for those that are anxiously looking for a way to improve their mood, but it’s also great for helping you stay focused on a task. While it’s also great at managing pain, you won’t have to worry about it putting you to sleep as long as you don't go overboard. SFV OG will uplift you and improve your day. Purple Kush Purple Kush is a classic strain that’ll leave you in pure bliss. It’s an indica strain that’ll wash away any bad feelings that you’re struggling with, leaving you extremely relaxed. You’ll be giggly but also have a great sedative-like body high. Curl up, get cozy, turn on a nice show or good music, and let your mind drift away and forget about your worries. You can expect your blanket to become your new best friend.
While marijuana might not cure your anxiety, it can be a very helpful tool when it comes to managing it. Whether you’re struggling with social anxiety or need help quieting your racing thoughts and getting to sleep, there’s a strain out there that can help you.