I suffer from migraines and mild anxiety.
- I am very fortunate that recreational marijuana is legal in my state.
I didn’t need to spend the time or money to see a doctor to verify symptoms I’m well aware of. I wasn’t forced to fill out a bunch of forms and wait to receive a medical marijuna card. With a valid state ID, I was able to visit a local dispensary and find treatment. The budtenders were very knowlegeable and helpful. They were willing to explain the different strains and effects. While it’s impossible to know how a specific strain will affect me personally until I try it, I can get a good idea of what to expect. Because of my issues with anxiety, I stay away from those strains with a stimulating effect. Indicas are better for a calming and serene effect while Sativas tend to get my mind racing. I also pay close attention to the percentages of THC and CBD before purchasing a strain. The cannabinoids and terpenes of the cannabis I consume make a big difference in the experience and benefits I get from it. I initially thought that the higher the percentage, the better the weed. I found that when I smoke a high THC strain, I’m more likely to suffer a migraine. I do better with around 18% THC, and I prefer a higher CBD ratio. More CBD and less THC means fewer psychoactive effects and allows me to go about my day and regular activities. I still experiment with new strains now and then, but I’m very happy with the results from my favorites.