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Many people are turning to cannabis to help treat their anxiety, but how? Is CBD better for anxiety? What about indica vs sativa? A good rule of thumb is to stick to indicas or indica-dominant hybrids with low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and high levels of cannabidiol (CBD), especially with a 1:1 or 2:1 CBD: THC ratio. On top of that, vape pens are a great way to treat anxiety with cannabis because you can take small, measured hits, sometimes known as microdosing. Plus, many cannabis brands make vape pens specifically formulated to relieve anxiety. Check out the 10 best vape pens for anxiety below!
Part of Bloom Farms’ Highlighter collection of cannabis oil vape pens, “Nighttime” is a CO2 oil indica complete with terpenes from the same plant the oil is sourced from. Cartridges are refillable, 500 mg, and use a universal 510 thread, so you can use your highlighter to try other brands’ cartridges as well. “Nighttime” will leave you feeling calm and relaxed and can also be used as a sleep aid.
Select’s CBD collection contains no THC and so they are non-intoxicating, making them perfect for the person who thinks THC makes their anxiety worse. There are three varieties in the collection, but Relax, infused with lavender, and Revive, infused with grapefruit, are our top picks for vaping for anxiety.
Dosist, formerly known as hmbdlt, is a pioneer in formulating cannabis “experiences.” Calm is a high-CBD cannabis oil infused terpenes, including myrcene, known for its calming effects, limonene , which has anti-anxiety and anti-depressant properties, and beta-caryophyllene, a natural painkiller. Dosist pens are unfortunately one-time use only, but they do ensure a precise hit every time by vibrating once you’ve inhaled 2.25mg.
TSO Sonoma’s “Awakening” vape pen is great for anxiety because of its 2:1 THC:CBD ratio, making it a great cannabis oil for anxiety. TSO prides themselves on using organically sun-grown California cannabis without pesticides or solvents so you get a clear, clean, and calming hit every time.
Downtime is BeBoe’s indica vape pen that was developed to ease restlessness and anxiety. BeBoe pens are famous for their sleek design – they were called the Hermés of marijuana by the New York Times – but their cannabis oil for anxiety is top shelf quality too.
Jetty Extracts’ CBD blend vape cartridge contains a 2:1 CBD: THC ratio, so consumers get all the medical relief of THC and CBD without an intense head high, making it ideal for anxiety. Jetty uses whole plant extract and they infuse terpenes back into their CBD blend, ensuring users can reap the benefits of the entourage effect.
Lola Lola was created by a former Google advertiser whose mission is to reinvent cannabis with fun packaging and top shelf quality products. Their cartridges are sold by strain and we would recommend checking out out their Gorilla Glue #4 and OG Kush for anxiety. Gorilla Glue #4 is an indica-hybrid infused with the terpene caryophyllene, which is known for its anti-anxiety and anti-depressant qualities. Their OG Kush is an indica-dominant strain with a sweet citrus taste that’s infused with limonene, a terpene used for stress relief and fatigue.
Evoxe Laboratories makes vape pens infused with organically grown essential oils to provide consumers with a particular experience, exemplified by their slogan #choosethemood. Their vape pen, “Deep,” is an “indica-inspired” blend infused with lavender, chamomile, and orange, all essential oils known for their relaxing properties. If you prefer CBD oil for anxiety, check out their vape pen “Balance.” Infused with frankincense, ylang ylang, tangerine, and geranium, “Balance” is a great vape pen for anxiety, as well as sleep and pain relief.
Quill makes “all-in-one” vape pens with single-source CO2 extract from seasonal strains. A true “craft cannabis” company, they only do small batches of cannabis oil, but we would suggest trying their CBD Therapy, Lemon Kush, or Purple Hindu Kush strains for anxiety. Their CBD Therapy pen has a 2:1 CBD:THC ratio with 50.6% CBD and 24.6% THC. Their Lemon Kush CO2 oil is much higher in THC with 70%, but should provide a mellow feeling without making consumers too sleepy. Their Purple Hindu Kush also has around 70% THC and should provide full mind and body relaxation, best suited for evening use.
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