Does Marijuana Relieve Anxiety and Panic Attacks?

I'm Clyde, 46, and I suffered from severe anxiety problems for most of my adult life. My anxiety sometimes caused me to have uncontrollable bouts of inner rage while doing everyday things like cooking or cleaning. To help control my symptoms, I'd sometimes smoke medical marijuana while alone or while socializing with friends.

I live in Canada where it's legal to buy, sell, and use marijuana with a doctor's note that costs between $60 and $100. I've lived a productive and rewarding life, having started several successful businesses, and I have a lovely wife of 20 years along with 2 beautiful daughters.

You can also buy cannabis indica online also.

For many years I smoked whatever weed I could find, mostly basing my decision on the smell or pungency of the buds. But then I learned that, like teas, marijuana or cannabis comes in a multitude of types and plant species, but generally falls into two basic strains known as Sativa, for daytime cerebral use, and India, for calming and chilling out, maybe before going to bed.

I also learned that some people use a blend of the two opposite strains for a very different effect. I started exclusively using Sativa because, when a panic attack began, it offered me immediate calm, renewed motivation, and a sense of clarity.

OFFERS TEMPORARY RELIEF NOT A CURE

Some argue that marijuana offers only a temporary fix or "high", as the active ingredient, THC, wears off in a short time, leaving you hungry and mentally right back where you started – sometimes even leaving you feeling worse. I get that, and I agree to a large extent.

Coming down for landing is a very different feeling depending upon the type of marijuana consumed. For me, as long as I stuck to the Sativa daytime strain of marijuana, I felt much better overall, and the impact of my anxiety attacks was lessened if only for an hour or two.

I knew that marijuana only offered temporary symptomatic anxiety relief, and was not a permanent cure for my anxiety. For a more permanent solution, I knew I had to deal with the root cause of my fears.

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