One of the most frequently asked questions I receive is regarding CBD and its potential to treat anxiety and stress. Since many cannabinoid receptors are found in the central nervous system- the brain- CBD has great potential to treat illnesses or diseases that affect the brain.
CBD, one of the key cannabinoids found in cannabis, is non psychoactive. This means it does not cause any “high” or have any cognitive effects. Because CBD is non-psychoactive, it tends to treat physical diseases where there is over activity within the brain like Parkinson’s or seizure disorders- but because of its non-psychoactive component, it can also treat a wide variety of mental health conditions where there is over activity in the brain, such as PTSD or panic attacks and anxiety. This is why so many veterans have success using CBD.
CBD also helps with nausea and upset stomach, symptoms many people report in conjunction with their anxiety.
Many people who take traditional pharmaceutical medications do not wish to do so long term. CBD provides an all natural, safe, and non-addictive way to manage stress and anxiety, with far fewer medication interactions than seen with benzodiazepines and tranquilizers.