The Best Cannabis Strains For Anxiety As Chosen By Lift Users

Need to focus or relax? Here are the Canadian medical strains Lift users recommend

If you are dealing with high levels of anxiety for prolonged periods of time, know that you're not alone. One in four Canadians will experience an anxiety disorder at least once in their lives and 12 per cent of Canadians are experiencing one right now, according to the Anxiety Disorder Association of Canada.

An increasing number of Canadians treat the symptoms of anxiety—characterized by nervousness, a churning stomach, repetitive or negative thoughts, sleepless nights or perspiration—with cannabis.

We've scoured our database of patient reviews to bring you the top five cannabis strains Lift users recommend. Here are the results:

Sour Tangie (DNA Certified) by Tweed

Sativa, THC: 15.7% | CBD: 0.07%, $12/g

Terpenes: terpineol, myrcene, caryophyllene, pinene

This sativa-dominant strain is best used in the daytime, according to Lift users, because it of its uplifting, non-drowsy effects. "I really enjoyed the flavour and smell of this strain which, like the name implies, is very much like an orange," writes Glassbase, from North Bay, Ontario. "It's a great stress reliever and I'm generally happy after vaping this strain. One thing I noticed in particular is when coming down, this strain didn’t leave me burnt out, making it great for daytime."

Balmoral by Tweed

Hybrid, THC: 15-21%, $9/g

Tweed's version of the popular, pungent-smelling UK Cheese has been reviewed 447 times by Lift users and it has a strong average score of 4.1.

Windsor, Ont.'s MCner420 loves its "stinky cheesy greatness. I love mixing this strain with Bakerstreet (Indica, THC: 17% | CBD: 0.09%) or enjoying it on its own."

Wabanaki by Organigram is one of the most-recommended strains for anxiety by Lift users.
Wabanaki by OrganiGram, shot by Lift user Clarkage420.

Wabanaki by OrganiGram

Sativa, THC: 18% | CBD: 0.07%, $10/g

Terpenes: pinene, caryophyllene, myrcene

This strain won gold for Top Sativa Flower at the 2017 Canadian Cannabis Awards and it's earned a high 4.4 average score from Lift users.

"It's a tasty smoke after a long day in the office," writes Clarkage420 from Sherwood Park, Alta. "I enjoy burning this one in a fat cannon for a smooth, productive high. I can function with the activities I need to carry out in the evenings."

TWD Lot #6 by Tweed

Indica-dominant hybrid, THC: 20.4% | CBD: 0.07%, $9/g

Terpenes: caryophyllene, myrcene, d-limonene, pinene, terpineol

Reviewers tend to use this proprietary strain from Tweed to treat anxiety in the evenings as opposed to the daytime because of its indica-dominant properties, which can cause drowsiness.

"The taste is fruity and very nice in the vaporizer," writes Jollybart from Toronto, Ontario. "The high is also sedative and calming."

Super Lemon Haze by Delta 9 

Sativa-dominant hybrid, THC: 26.6% | CBD: 0.01-0.05%, $11/g

Terpenes: terpinolene, beta pinene, caryophyllene

Delta 9's Super Lemon Haze—which combines Lemon Skunk and Super Silver Haze—won bronze in the Top Hybrid Flower at the 2017 Canadian Cannabis Awards.

Lift user GrassStation recommends it for evenings rather than daytime use. "It's a great sativa choice from Delta 9, with a strong lemon smell and zesty lemon taste," they write. "Not as clear-headed high as some of their other sativas, but that is to be expected with a haze variety. Would recommend more as an evening toke when looking to relax but still remain conscious and not couch locked."

Information provided in the article is based on user reported information and does not represent recommendations of healthcare professionals. The content is for general use and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always speak with a qualified healthcare professional before making medical decisions or if you have questions about your health, new medical treatments or products you would like to try. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Lift does not promote any product or represent that the products mentioned in the article or on Lift's website are a treatment for any kind of medical condition. Lift cannot guarantee that information provided is error-free or complete and is not responsible for the quality of the information provided by users. Lift does not endorse any user reported information.

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