What is the best way to consume marijuana to help with anxiety?

“I’ve been using edibles for the past few months to treat my anxiety but have found that they take a long time to have any effect on me and find that I wake up groggy. I’m looking for something that can instantly relax my anxiety, any recommendations?”

Katherine C.


Suppose you’re looking for immediate relief from something like a sudden anxiety attack. In that case, vaping CBD oil in a cartridge may be a good idea as the effects kick in almost immediately. Vaping is one of the most popular ways to consume CBD. A CBD vape pen provides fast relief from symptoms of anxiety, calming your body and mind almost instantaneously.

Vaping is also an excellent choice for those who’ve used cigarettes to cope with their anxiety in the past and are now looking for an alternative to smoking. Because vaping simulates smoking in many ways, it can feel comfortable for smokers who want a healthier but familiar method to combat their anxiety. Verilife has a great selection of CBD and THC vapes on their website and in their multiple dispensaries.

Another great way to take CBD for your anxiety is through CBD tinctures. If you’re looking for a straightforward and versatile way to take advantage of CBD for anxiety, a tincture is perhaps your best bet. You can consume tinctures in various ways.

For fast-acting relief, apply a few drops under your tongue. Alternatively, you can add CBD tinctures to just about any recipe to easily add CBD’s stress-relieving effects to your daily routine. HelloMD has many great recipes to look through on their website.

Your next option would be CBD capsules; these are best to control dosing. While vaporizers are a great way to get fast-acting relief from anxious symptoms, their dosage can sometimes be hard to control. This issue is easily solved with CBD capsules. With each capsule, you’ll know precisely how much CBD you’re consuming.

Taking capsules makes it very easy to determine what amount of CBD is right for you. There are various capsules on the market, each with varying amounts of CBD. A great place to start is capsules with a high CBD to THC ratio. Verilife has an excellent option for this, Matter capsules containing 1.7mg of THC and 25mg of CBD per capsule.

Edibles can be challenging to navigate as each person reacts differently to them. Everyone metabolizes cannabis differently, so some people may experience a relaxing, soothing effect from an edible while others experience an energizing and focusing effect. For anxiety, edibles higher in CBD content rather than THC have been said to be the best. Keep in mind that edibles can take 1-3 hours before they begin to work.

A product that some report has a quicker result time, such as 20 minutes, is Kiva Petra Mints. They’re highly portable, decidedly poppable, and precisely dosed cannabis mints with rich flavors ranging from spicy to sour to sweet. Each mint contains just 2.5mg of THC or less per serving, making it easy to find your optimal dose.

Victoria L.


There really isn’t a “best” way to consume cannabis for anxiety; it is highly subjective to the person consuming the marijuana and their specific needs. As aforementioned, each consumption technique has its benefits and downfalls; it’s up to you to decide which one best suits your needs. If you’re looking for rapid relief, a CBD vape pen will do the trick, but the effects of a vape pen won’t last very long unless you continuously rip it. If you want something more versatile, a tincture can be used sublingually or in any food, making it easy to consume daily; it also does not require smoking.


If you want to smoke flower, the Harle-Tsu strain is a great option; with a ratio of 20:1 CBD to THC, it’s exceptionally calming without psychoactive properties. Capsules are another great way to consume CBD for anxiety, just take them with your daily pills and be on your way. If you’re looking for something to take where urgent relief isn’t needed, edibles will be your best option.

Alisson M.

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