Although further research is still needed to understand the effects of marijuana on anxiety, there are anecdotal and scientific reports of marijuana temporarily relieving symptoms; however, there are still potential negative side effects of marijuana to consider.
Two of the main compounds in cannabis—tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD)—are linked with potential therapeutic effects for anxiety. THC is the psychoactive compound in cannabis, which makes you feel the “high” when you smoke weed, for instance. In low doses, THC is linked with feelings of euphoria, relaxation, and sociability.
If you do not wish to take cannabis or cbd to relieve anxiety, there are several alternative methods to help with symptoms. These include:
- remaining active and engaging in regular exercise
- seeking out a therapist or doctor
- reducing alcohol consumption
- reducing caffeine consumption
- eating a healthy diet.
Last two things, there is rarely a silver bullet that will solve all your issues and, at least through 2023, the workplace will be involving.