From jobs, to relationships, and the ever changing political climate, it can feel like the world is weighing on your shoulders. But luckily for you, you have a weapon at your disposal that’s ready to fend off the stress and anxiety at a moment’s notice—especially when you’re busy.
To no one’s surprise, we’re talking about cannabis. And not just any cannabis, but micro-doses of cannabis. According to research by the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Chicago, low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol, otherwise known as THC, can help reduce the stress of speaking in public, having dinner with your in-laws or surviving 2020. Cannabidiol, or CBD, which is the non-intoxicating compound in cannabis has also been shown to have a marked effect on overall stress levels.
For more guidance, here are five ways to micro-dose THC and CBD that can help bury your anxiety and stress for good.
Start With a Topical
Sometimes all you need is just a touch of cannabis. Cannabis-infused topicals like lotions and balms, could do the trick to lessen your stress. Though they won’t get you high, they will help your muscles relax and the soft scents will undoubtedly help put your mind at ease. To kick it up a notch, try adding a few drops of cannabis-infused oil to your bath and soak away the day.
Make Your Own Edibles
Cooking is already a proven stress-reducer, and adding in just a bit of cannabis to your baked goods will only increase these effects. By making your own edible treats you not only get to control the flavors, but you also get to control the dosage.
Try Pre Rolls
One of the most evident benefits of pre-rolls is the fact that they are extremely easy to use. If you are concerned you may not be able to neatly roll a joint, this is the perfect option for you. Blunts are also disposable, much like regular cigarettes; therefore, you do not need to worry about storing them.
Not much for smoking, but appreciate the oral fixation of the ritual? A CBD vape might be just what the doctor ordered. Refreshing, calming and otherwise odorless, this is a discrete option that’ll have your feet up in no time.
It’s important to do your homework and really understand micro-dosing (or taking small, measured doses) or THC. To learn more, talk to the professionals at Mary and Main.