Anxiety is a mental disorder that can be notoriously tricky to treat. Not all pharmaceutical drugs work, and often, those that do can leave the user with unwanted side effects. In a bid to beat their anxiety and not have to put with other symptoms, some people are looking at cannabis and CBD products.
But what cannabis products are best? Are indica strains more effective than sativa strains? In most cases, yes, and choosing an indica-dominant strain with a high CBD to THC ratio is likely to deliver more relief. Medicating with THC can work, with the psychoactive properties able to distract you from your worries, but some users find that THC induces anxiety, making CBD a more practical fix.
Microdosing with a vape pen is one of the better ways of treating anxiety, as it allows the user to take CBD in healthily, in the precise quantities that they want it. It’s possible that anxiety may arise from being uncertain about how much you’ve taken, hence why the accuracy offered with this method is so popular with anxiety sufferers.
Let’s look at 10 awesome vape pens that can help rid you of your anxiety for good.
1) Jetty Extracts: CBD Blend
Anxiety patients needn’t be worried about medical cannabis any longer, thanks to this 2:1 CBD to THC cartridge produced by Jetty Extracts. The CBD blend balances out the psychoactive properties of the THC, and the reduced cerebral activity shifts focus onto the calming and sedating qualities of the oil. Packed with other cannabinoids and helpful terpenes, this whole-plant cannabis product expertly draws out the entourage effect.
2) Bloom Farms: Night-time Complete Set
The evenings, and especially just before bed, can be one of the worst times for anxiety patients, as the lack of physical activity can send the mind into overload. “Nighttime,” a vape pen manufactured by Bloom Farms, could be just what you’re looking for – it’s relaxing, and coaxes you gently into sleep mode.
The Nighttime CO2 indica oil infused with therapeutic terpenes is mighty effective, and the cartridges – which are sized at 500mg CBD – can be refilled. The 510-threaded system means you can use other cartridges with the pen, too.
3) Aya: Relax
Grown in the Sonoma Valley, California, Aya’s medical cannabis products are 100% organic and chemical-free. Relax, probably their best anti-anxiety and stress-combatting marijuana oil cleverly combines Skywalker OG and Bubba Kush.
4) Select CBD
Select CBD products are, as the name suggests, made from CBD and contain no THC. If you’ve tried standard cannabis for your anxiety before but find it worsened by the THC, then Select CBD’s vape products should be perfect for you. Grapefruit-infused Revive and lavender-infused Relax are excellent cartridges for reducing anxiety.
5) Lola Lola: Gorilla Glue #4 and OG Kush
The ex-Google brain behind Lola Lola wants to reinvent cannabis and make it more friendly and accessible, while ensuring products are high quality. They stock several cartridges using extracts from various strains, but for tackling anxiety, OG Kush and Gorilla Glue #4 are the stand-out choices.
A powerful indica-hybrid, Gorilla Glue #4 is loaded with caryophyllene, a terpene noted for being an anxiolytic and anti-depressant compound. OG Kush is infused with limonene, and as well as delivering a delicious citrusy flavor, it effortlessly etches away stress and fatigue.
Dosist is renowned for being one of the most innovative names in the cannabis industry, and they are now utilizing anxiolytic terpenes to develop some wonderful anxiety-busting products. Limonene, myrcene and beta-caryophyllene are all infused in various Dosist vape oils. Frustratingly, Dosist pens are not refillable, however they do administer an exact 2.25mg of CBD with each draw.
7) Evoxe: Deep and Balance
The modernity of Evoxe Laboratories is apparent from their “#choosethemood” slogan, but their manufacturing techniques have also separated them from the competition. In addition to CBD, various essential oils and terpenes are packed into Evoxe’s vape pens.
For anxiety, we suggest going with either the indica-like “Deep” pen, or the “Balance” pen. Deep is infused with orange, lavender and chamomile, while Balance is full of geranium, frankincense and tangerine. Many find the latter effective at improving sleep patterns and relieving chronic pain, as well as treating anxiety.
8) TSO Sonoma Mindful Vape Pen
A 2:1 THC to CBD ratio is provided with the “Awakening” vape pen from TSO Sonoma. This may be a bit too much THC for some users, but the perfect blend of psychedelia and relaxation for others. TSO Sonoma uses cannabis grown in sun-kissed California for its products and cultivates them using pesticide and solvent-free techniques. This ensures a pure, clean, refreshing hit every single time.
9) Quill: Lemon Kush, CBD Therapy, and Purple Hindu Kush
Quill extracts CBD from cannabis strains using the preferred supercritical CO2 extraction method, and has an angle on using seasonal strains in their pens. Think of Quill as the craft beer company of the cannabis world. CBD Therapy, Purple Hindu Kush and Lemon Kush are all good at easing anxiety, but they do so in different ways.
CBD Therapy: a 50.6% CBD, 24.6% THC cannabinoid profile translates roughly to a 2:1 CBD to THC ratio
Lemon Kush: The 70% THC mix in this vape pen is intended to make users mellow, but not sleepy
Purple Hindu Kush: Designed for full mind and body relaxation, this cannabis oil is recommended at the end of a long day, when you’re trying to wind down
10) BeBoe: Downtime
Another indica special, this time from BeBoe. The Downtime pen is designed for eliminating anxiety and restlessness, and this pen is a winner in both effectiveness and aesthetics. The Downtime has been called “the Hermes of marijuana” and it has a beautiful, sleek design to back it up.