I am Clyde, 46, and for much of my adult life, I have suffered from serious anxiety issues. Often my anxiety caused me to have uncontrollable bursts of inner anger when I was doing stuff like cooking or cleaning everyday. I would often smoke medical marijuana when I was alone or while socialising with friends to help control my symptoms. I live in southern California where with a doctor’s note that costs between $60 and $100, it’s legal to purchase, sell, and use marijuana. Having started many successful companies, I have led a prosperous and fulfilling life, and I have a lovely wife of 20 years with 2 beautiful daughters. I have smoked whatever cannabis I might find for many years, mostly based on the scent or pungency of the buds. But then I discovered that it comes in a multitude of forms and plant species, including teas, marijuana or hemp, but usually it falls into two basic strains known as sativa, for cerebral daytime use and indica, for relaxing and chilling out maybe before going to bed. I also heard that for a very different effect, some people use a combination of the two opposite strains. I started using sativa exclusively because it gave me instant relaxation, renewed motivation and a sense of perspective when a panic attack began.You may want to check out Cannasseur Pueblo West for more.
TEMPORARY RELIEF Provides NOT A Cure
Some claim that marijuana provides only a temporary cure or “high” because in a short time, the active ingredient, THC, wears off, leaving you hungry and psychologically right back where you began – sometimes even leaving you feeling worse. I get that, and to a large degree, I agree. Depending on the type of weed ingested, getting down to landing is a very different feeling. For me as long as I was sticking with the daytime marijuana sativa strain, I felt much better overall, even if just for an hour or two, the impact of my anxiety attacks was minimised. I realised that only temporary symptomatic anxiety relief was provided by marijuana and was not a permanent solution for my anxiety. I realised I had to deal with the root cause of my worries, for a more lasting solution. But in the meantime, I knew that the uncontrollable fits of frustration and fear couldn’t work day by day. Marijuana immediately unlocked me from the strong, almost inescapable grasp of an anxiety attack, like many prescription anxiety relief medications. I was willing to deal with the lesser of two evils where side effects were concerned.
Impact on the Side
While I used marijuana to relieve my anxiety bouts, I also knew that there were some chances of possible side effects, such as brain cell loss and reported effects on the lungs. Some experts also say it has a negative effect on sexual libido, but in that department, I never found an impact. I started eating cannabis edibles such as butter, cookies, pies, teas and sodas, and even marijuana-infused olive oil in order to reduce the effect on my lungs. Regarding the lack of brain cells, when the time came, I thought I would borrow someone else’s. For many people, side effects are a major concern, but bear in mind that certain prescription drugs can also present unexpected problems. Many of them come with a price tag.