This is one page I have had to update and now finally re-write, as treatments using Medical Cannabis for anxiety and insomnia have changed a lot.
I mention insomnia together with anxiety because as we are all aware, they are closely related. When anxiety worsens during the day, the sleep problem is often manifested as difficulty staying asleep. Medically, it is called EMA or Early Morning Awakening. It is so painful for patients to be anxious, exhausted and waking up when it is still dark. By dealing with anxiety during the day, the insomnia just gets much better.
The problem, as an Internist, with the complexity of having to deal with daytime anxiety and/or sleep disturbances related to anxiety, is that common tranquilizers and “SSRI” type drugs have a lot of side effects and are largely addicting.
Further, both the smoking issue itself has always plagued using cannabis during the day as well as the patient always taking the chance he/she will get stoned. So, the ultimate solution needs to be:
The solution is finally here from a number of collectives in the State of California. Dosed CBD or Cannabidiol Rich Whole Plant Extracts. These are strains of cannabis that do rarely occur naturally in nature, but have to a large degree been bred out, as they have no psychoactivity.
As the value of CBD rich plants has become very clear in recent years, there are a number of collectives that now grow and create CBD rich Extracts of varying ratios of cannabinoids (CBD, THC, 90 or so others) creating whole plant extracts that can be taken orally or sublingually.
Just two mg of whole plant rich CBD taken under the tongue twice daily is generally enough to treat anxiety. I would suggest making certain that for a PURE anxiety state without much depression, the lowest amount of THC is generally best.
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