Medical Marijuana for Anxiety
Updated: Jun 26
If you have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, you know how much this condition can impact your quality of life. What you may not be aware of is that anxiety is a qualifying condition for medical marijuana treatment in Pennsylvania.
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), “the term anxiety disorder refers to specific psychiatric disorders that involve extreme fear or worry.” Common symptoms include: nervousness, rapid heart rate, rapid breathing, insomnia and inability to focus on daily tasks.
How Can Marijuana Help?
Some commonly reported benefits from patients are an increased sense of calm, relief of nervousness and improved sleep. THC and CBD have different effects on patients with anxiety. .
THC helps patients with many debilitating conditions so a high concentration may not be the best option for patients with anxiety. THC is the psychoactive compound in cannabis and can, in fact, increase symptoms of anxiety in some patients.
CBD, on the other hand, alleviates the symptoms of anxiety such as insomnia, stress and fatigue. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound, so it is an ideal treatment for patients with mental disorders. Some patients may prefer a blend of CBD with a very low concentration of THC.
How do I Get Approved for Treatment?
If you are a Pennsylvania resident suffering from anxiety or any qualifying medical condition, we are here to help you get your medical marijuana card.
Schedule an appointment today by calling us at 855-607-5458 or schedule online.