Cannabis can make some feel more anxious, whilst it can help reduce it in others. Much of this is not only down to the sufferer’s individual constitution, but also the strain that they choose. Strains and concentrates high in THC but with little or no CBD may help induce anxiety, whilst high CBD strains may help prevent anxiety attacks.
Like with most research on cannabis and different medical problems, evidence is limited due to legal restrictions. However, cannabis seems to be a very powerful anxiolytic, modulating anxiety-related behaviour and neurotransmitter release in otherwise stressful situations.
Also, it is worth mentioning that a big part of physical pain is anxiety. Pain can cause anxiety, and an increase in anxiety can make pain worse. Panic attacks can also make a person “hypersensitive” to pain.
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