Many cannabis users have reported that marijuana is a natural stress reliever, yet there have been few studies into the matter. In fact, it is very difficult for universities and researchers to get permission to study the effects of marijuana because federally it is still a class 1 illegal substance. However, new research has recently been done that shows that medical marijuana in small doses may be able to relieve stress and give you a clearer mind.
A 2017 study by the University of Chicago was able to show that medical cannabis does, in fact, relieve stress. They measured blood pressure, cortisol levels, and heart rate to determine the physical signs of stress. While they found no difference in these measurements between the three groups, the group that received the lower dose of THC were less stressed than those with a higher dose of THC when faced with difficult tasks.
There have been a lot of recent medical publications about the effects of medical marijuana on the mind. Researchers are finding that low doses of THC can actually clear the mind and make you better able to think clearly and thoughtfully. While there needs to be more research into which strains and at what doses THC is optimal for this purpose, it is clear that some sativa strains are very good for clearing the mind.
What to Do
The best way to ensure that you are getting the right strain for your needs is to visit us and talk to our certified budtenders. We can direct you to the sativa strains that have lower THC for reducing stress and clearing the mind.