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Friday the 13th: Top Strains to Ease Your Anxiety

You might have some anxiety this Friday the 13th. If you do, then you're not alone.

by Justin O'Connell

Paraskevidekatriaphobia, a fear of Friday the 13th is a real thing. Ten million U.S. citizens suffer from a mood disorder.

If not the day itself, perhaps you’re worried about an upcoming Trump Presidency, what’s up with the stove or some other micro-stress, like the two other Friday the 13ths we’ll see in 2016.

Anxiety is “a painful or apprehensive uneasiness of mind.” Oft, we’re tripping, and “every little thing, is gonna be alright.”

Still, items like airline tickets don’t sell as well today as others. 

While there is a correlation between smoking, marijuana and the onset of a panic attack, this might have to do with marijuana causing individuals to think about the things that they are not completely happy with in life, something the individual can improve if they choose.

As has been documented, cannabis can relieve anxiety, too.

Grandaddy Purple

In terms of strains, there is a burgeoning rigor to analyzing strains. Indicas are oft suggested to subset anxiety. Granddaddy Purple (GDP) is often brought up in such discussions.  

Jack Herer

Jack Herer contains calming effects. Northern Lights is another option along these lines: “A high-THC sativa typically wouldn't be our first recommendation for anxiety,” according to Leafly. “They tend to have racy cerebral effects that tug at anxiety rather than help it.”

Strawberry Cough

Head over to MERRY JANE's GOODS section to check out Strawberry Cough, a sativa that works perfectly for social anxiety.

Other strains described as “relaxing” include Barry White and Lavender.

Not into the flowers? Here are a few alternatives: 

CBD Oil

Perhaps the best example of this is CBD oil, which might be an option for those who become anxious upon getting high. CBD oil is considered by government regulators and doctors alike to be the true medicinal solution offered by cannabis. When taking a tincture of CBD, the high is concentrated in the body, and there are no psychoactive elements.

Edibles

Many people have commented how edibles remind them of psychedelics. Scientists have suggested that psychedelics like LSD could be used to treat depression. Thus, some edibles might be the perfect tool to cheer up your Friday the 13th. On the other hand, plenty of bad trips have been had on edibles.


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Justin is a California-based writer who covers music, cannabis, craft beer, Baja California, science and technology. His writing has appeared in VICE and the San Diego Reader.



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