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What CBD Strain Is Best For Anxiety?

What CBD Strain Is Best For Anxiety?

Among the many substances found in cannabis, cannabidiol has been subjected to the most extensive research. A significant percentage of this research involves the effects of CBD in relation to anxiety treatment. For this reason, more and more people are switching from traditional medications to CBD-based products.

Nowadays, you can purchase CBD in many different forms. You can choose the most appropriate strain for you, depending on your needs. In this article, we go over the most effective CBD strains for anxiety treatment.

Things To Consider When Buying CBD Strains

If you are new to the world of CBD strains, you may be overwhelmed by the sheer variety of strains you will encounter. It would, therefore, be helpful to learn a few of these basics before you visit your local budtender or favorite online store.

Cannabinoid Spectrums

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CBD products comprise a wide variety of cannabinoid spectrums, meaning how many of the major cannabinoids are included in the extract. The major cannabinoids include Δ9 THC, THCa, THCv, CBD, CBDa, CBDv, CBG, CBGa, CBN and CBC – for more information on each, see our post Know Your Cannabinoids! You may see on product labels anything from CBD isolate to broad-spectrum to full-spectrum CBD.

CBD isolates are essentially pure CBD, with no other compounds present, including THC. Pure CBD is ideally suited for people who want the therapeutic benefits of CBD without having to deal with THC in their system.

Broad-spectrum CBD contains CBD, as well as other cannabinoids which could include CBG, CBC, and CBN but with zero THC. Some people in law enforcement and other professionals that are concerned of having even trace amounts of THC prefer broad spectrum products. However, it’s commonly known that its very unlikely for THC to come up in drug tests for full spectrum products when the THC levels are below 0.3%.

Full-spectrum CBD is the most recommended option for its full-plant benefits. Essentially an “all-in” therapeutic oil, full-spectrum CBD contains CBD, THC, phytochemicals, and sometimes terpenes (if it is a refined distillate they are typically extracted out, or if it’s live rosin or full plant oil they will still be present). These active compounds provide an “entourage effect”, amplifying the effects of each ingredient. Our CBD vape oil for example has 10% CBG, which is very high and increases the overall therapeutic benefits (vs. just CBD alone).

The cannabinoids outside of THC and CBD are referred to as “minors.” Check the lab tests of the product to see what percentage of these minors comes up. For example, you are looking for the potency level of CBD, CBG, CBC, CBN, THC, and other minors. Generally, the higher the potency the better – with only the THC having to be below 0.3% by law to be sold without a license. All of these aspects of potency and quality are important because they contribute to the therapeutic effects of any CBD strain which could help with anxiety.

Know Your Terpenes

Terpenes are responsible for the aroma of specific cannabis strains, and the different effects a strain may have (such as energizing, sedating, etc). Limonene and caryophyllene are the two terpenes most commonly associated with anxiety relief.

Myrcene and limonene are the two most common terpenes in cannabis. Apart from its antibacterial properties, limonene is known to improve mood and reduce stress. It is commonly found in the more citrusy strains of cannabis.

Caryophyllene has a strong aroma of spices. It’s the only terpene that binds with cannabinoid receptors. It also has analgesic and anxiety-relieving properties and is commonly used in the treatment of alcoholism.

Best CBD Strains For Anxiety

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CBD is commonly used to reduce anxiety and to treat anxiety-related disorders, even though it is not FDA approved for this use. Strains with higher CBD content generally provide the most benefits for anxiety treatment. Here are the recommended CBD strains for anxiety.


MediHaze is a great anti-anxiety strain in the Sativa family. Because of their low THC levels, these strains are better suited for medical – rather than recreational – use.

Sativa strains are ideally suited for people who want to manage their anxiety, but still want to get things done throughout the day. The terpenes found in these strains are mostly myrcene and caryophyllene.

The flavor profile of MediHaze is typically smooth and earthy.


Indicas are ideally suited for rest and relaxation. Unlike sativas that generally make you feel active and alert, indica strains tend to keep you sedated and locked onto your couch. If have trouble winding down at night, or you are spending the weekend at home and wan to relax, this might be the best option for you. However, CBD products are milder than marijuana products, so many find CBD indicas to be relaxing without putting them to sleep during the day like a THC indica strain might. With that being said, smoking a healthy Indica CBD Vape before bed can have great benefits for sleep.

One of the strains in the indica family is Sweet & Sour Widow, which has a distinctive piney, woody, earthy and sweet flavor. A second great strain is Remedy , which has hints of lemon and pine.


If you want to experience the best qualities of indica and sativa, consider going for hybrid strains. These tend to be the most versatile options, providing the benefits of both types of plants.

Apart from relieving anxiety, hybrid strains can reduce pain, insomnia, nausea, and fatigue. Some of the most common hybrid strains available are Sour Tsunami, and Juicy Fruit.

CBD strains are available in various forms. Whatever your preferences are, you will surely find a CBD strain that is ideally suited for you. Keep in mind that you may have to try out a few different strains to determine which one best suits your needs.

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