In a Jan. 2017 issue of the Journal of Epidemiol Community Health, UK-based Dr. Conal D. Twomey set out to analyze the association between cannabis use and the development of anxiety symptoms in the general population. His findings indicate that cannabis use doesn’t really cause cannabis users to develop anxiety symptoms, pointing to the notion that cannabis may slightly elevate anxiety levels, but the cause of anxiety is elsewhere. Not only can this research inform the debate surrounding cannabis legalization, it can also help cannabis users better understand their anxieties, and take proper steps to mitigate symptoms. Still, most of us have experienced taking a little too much weed (the best argument for microdosing) and having our anxieties or paranoias exacerbated. Here are five ways to combat cannabis-induced anxiety, from treating the symptoms to perhaps even treating the cause.
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