Question of the Week: CBD & Anxiety – What Are your Experiences?
We get a lot of questions about this, so let's just do it for our QOTW! Share you experiences, good and bad, with CBD here.
This may be a silly question, but I've never vaped before until my buddy got me a vape and some zero-nicotine juice for it mostly as a joke, so I have to ask. You can use a regular vape for CBD if you use a separate coil/tank for it, right? Again, very little experience so I have to ask. I've never smoked anything except occasionally weed and maybe half a drag off a buddy's cigarette that made me gag and fortunately broke me from ever using nicotine or tobacco, haha.
I've been more curious about CBD this past year as well since I seem to see it popping up everywhere.
However, I think this video showing CBD and the pros and cons of it was really insightful.
I think on the issue of using marijuana derived compounds, people often forget that while there may be great benefits to it, it is still a drug that you may develop a dependence on. Because of this there aren't a lot of studies being funded to figure out the safety of how to deliver CBD into the body.
I've heard that there is the CMCR (Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research) that was developed a couple years ago and they were the ones helped push the use of CBD for epilepsy?
But thank you for this QOTW it's really great to see the varied experiences others have had with CBD!
Works for me. I took 2 mg twice a day. Def. Try it
I have been suffering from anxiety my whole life. I have to say it is, compared to a lot of others here, not very strong. I was, except for a handful of panic attacks, always able to function. That's why my CBD experience might be different/stronger that for many others.
The first thing I ever took against my anxiety was CBD. It worked great for me. I started with a CBD oil, a half syringe (
4 drops) one night, sublingually. The initial effect started about 30 minutes after I took it.
I was walking outside and the first difference I felt: For the first time in months I had the feeling I saw clearly. I was calm, I had no thoughts racing around my head, I was not pointlessly worried about anything, I had no pressure on my stomach/my chest. At the same time, I was not tired/unfocused/delayed as I have experienced with Weed, but highly focused and just generally okay (not euphoric either).
The focus was the biggest difference for me: I could look at houses, cars, people and actually recognize details, rather than just see everything as one stressful blur. Experiencing that (again) made me really happy.
I used CBD for about a week. As it's fairly expensive, I've switched over to trying other natural but proven remedies, especially passion flower, which has a very similar effect on me.
I tried CBD (cannibidiol) for my GAD (anxiety) for the first time and for the first time in decades, I feel normal.
I live in a non medical marijuana state. I was able to obtain 250 mg while traveling to Colorado of RX Releaf high CBD pediatric whole plant extract tincture.
I was a longtime pot smoker but quit 3 years ago bc it started to increase my anxiety BIG TIME for the first 3 hours, the benefits to sleep and appetite were still there but the anxiety at first became overwhelming. I continued to try it once a year with the same effect. Extreme anxiety, freaking out, slight paranoia, & just..worrying about all my problems. I thought my days of cannabis use were over.
I began to read about CBD, its positive effect for epilepsy in children, anxiety, & depression. I read about how THC is the "high" in weed & can create anxiety in some ppl. Weed has been bred for high THC on the black market but breeders are beginning to grow CBD rich plants bc of the positive medicinal properties.
I tried it today. 8 drops. It works! It's like I took a xanax except I'm not sleepy, I don't "feel" it, I don't feel high in the slightest, nothing. There is almost no THC. I feel calm, collected, organized, very clear headed. This stuff works for me! I haven't tested it over time but we'll see. I may be traveling to Colorado more until it's legal here, it almost is. A bill almost passed this year & I'm sure it will in the future. 75% of my state approves of medicinal MJ.
I encourage anyone with anxiety to try it. You do not get high & it has completely eliminated my anxiety, at least for today. It is a miracle. I'm not some big pro weed fixes everything type. This stuff is amazing! I feel hope. HOPE. I'm even smiling, Un.Be.Liev.Able. I'm not exaggerating, I've had an anxiety disorder for as long as I can remember, diagnosed by top psychiatrists. Only benzos work but they are extremely addicting & tolerance builds fast. It feels like I took 2, klonopin without the. fog, sedation.. Incredible.
Edit: please forgive me on the title, I was excited, ok? This is what's great: No smoke, no lung issues, it's NOT addictive, & I'm not stoned! I can drive. but not write, I am happy, it's insane.
Edit2: I don't want to be giving out wrong info & I just noticed, it actually has a ratio of 13:1 CBD to THC. There is in fact a miniscule amount of THC in this product.