Sometimes, people need a little help to manage stress, can cannabis help
Everyone experiences stress, and sometimes that stress can feel overwhelming. You may be at risk for an anxiety disorder if it feels like you can’t manage the stress and if the symptoms of your stress interfere with your everyday life. During this times, are marijuana gummies good for stress?
Cannabis smokers often report that they use the drug to relax or relieve stress, but few studies provide clinical evidence of these effect.
Now, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Chicago report that low levels tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the main psychoactive compound in marijuana, does reduce stress, but in a highly dose-dependent manner: very low doses lessened the jitters of a public-speaking task, while slightly higher doses — enough to produce a mild “high” — actually increased anxiety.
Marijuana gummies deliver smaller doses, are convenient for an on the go lifestyle and are flavorful without a smell.
Another benefit of a marijuana gummy is it can help with sleep. Survey findings show that stress may be getting in the way of quality sleep. Adults report sleeping an average of 6.7 hours a night — less than the minimum recommendation of seven to nine hours. In addition, 42 percent of adults report that their sleep quality is fair or poor and 43 percent report that stress has caused them to lie awake at night in the past month. Gummies are a way to have a mild dose which can help you fall asleep but not interrupt REM cycle sleep.
Start by figuring out what dosage you want. The common mg per gummy is 10 mg, but some companies have 5 mg. People who use 7.5 milligrams of THC reported less stress so 5 is could be a good starting level. You can even start by having a half of a 5mg gummy
Marijuana gummies should be a short term solution, if high stress last more for 3 months, you should consult a professional for a longer term plan to manage your state.