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3 Tips for Using Cannabis from Denver Weed Shops to Help with Anxiety

February 26, 2020

Anxiety is rapidly becoming a major problem for people of all walks of life. Our days are full of constant communication with others, technology has increased expectations for productivity in work, and things just always feel a little uncertain. While getting professional help from an experienced therapist should always be your first choice, many people have seen success from using cannabis from their favorite dispensaries in Denver to help manage their symptoms. We can’t diagnose your condition and we definitely can’t offer you medical advice, but we can offer you a few simple tips to help you use your cannabis effectively.

Choose Something You’ll Enjoy
There are tons of cannabis products out there and that means there’s one you’ll enjoy using regularly. It just might take a bit more thought than you’d like. Consider the types of things you enjoy. Do you like sweet treats? Edibles might be your thing. Are you a fan of vaping or smoking already? High-quality concentrates, shatter, or flower might be a better fit. Don’t be afraid to ask advice from your budtender. They’ll always be able to help steer you in the right direction. And if you’re not a huge fan of your first product, keep experimenting. 

Start with the Smallest Dose Possible
We can’t stress this enough whether you’re using cannabis to get high or trying to use it in conjunction with a traditional medication (with your doctor’s approval, of course). Always start with the smallest dose possible. Using too much cannabis won’t give you better or faster results. Often, it will lead to feelings of paranoia and…you guessed it…worsen your anxiety. Most edible products and tinctures will have a suggested serving amount, so start with that. You can always adjust in the future. If you’re using a vape pen or flower, start with a single hit and let it mellow. Evaluate how you feel and adjust accordingly. 

Keep Your Doctor Updated
Whenever you’re trying to deal with a medical condition, and yes, anxiety qualifies, you should always consult with your doctor first. You never know if the medications you’re taking might interact poorly with the cannabis, so always get an expert opinion. Don’t worry. There are tons of Colorado doctors that openly embrace the use of cannabis. 

Once you get the green light from your doctor, keep them updated. Remember, cannabis is not a substitute for your other therapies and medications. If things improve, tell your doctor. If you feel worse, let them know that, too. 

Cannabis Can Help
Cannabis can help some people manage their anxiety, but it should never be used as a substitute for standard medical treatments and care. Always consult with your doctor and start with the lowest dose possible. The last thing anyone should do is use so much cannabis that it aggravates their anxiety and makes things worse. 

When you’re ready to buy high-quality cannabis, stop by Altitude and let our budtenders help you find the right product for your needs. And if you have a medical-use card, make sure to let us know!