Medical Marijuana for Anxiety in Florida

The Green Life Health and Wellness is ready to help you find relief from anxiety with medical marijuana in Florida.


What is Medical Marijuana?

Cannabis is the Latin name that most pharmaceutical companies use to refer to Medical Marijuana. Medical cannabis is the whole marijuana plant that is used for specific medicinal purposes. 

Cannabinoids are substances derived from cannabis that acts on cannabinoid receptors (cells in the body). Two types of cannabinoids are:

  • THC, tetrahydrocannabinol, which creates the relaxing, euphoric effect
  • CBD, cannabidiol, which has shown to have positive effects on various body systems (does not create a euphoric effect)

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is the body’s response to stress. Taking many different forms, anxiety can be normal but can also become debilitating. The persistent feeling of impending doom can dominate our lives, leaving us unable to sleep, socialize, and work. Treating anxiety with traditional prescription pills has dangerous effects on the body. Anti-anxiety pills taken long-term can create a dependency/addiction issue for the patient. Medical marijuana has been known to decrease the amount of stress a patient feels thus reducing elevated levels of anxiety.

Being prescribed an indica heavy strain can give the patient a relaxed feeling. Long-term use of CBD with THC has no addictive qualities like traditional anti-anxiety prescribed medications, therefore, medical marijuana is the safer choice for long-term anxiety treatment. 

How can medical marijuana help with anxiety?

Generally, if you are seeking relief from pain-related symptoms or the inability to fall (or stay) asleep, cannabis indica or indica-dominant hybrid strains, will be your best first option. Cannabis indica can also be useful for calming the mind, making them useful for people who suffer from anxiety.

It is important to note that all people are different in their chemical needs and physiology; what works for one person may not for another. A strain that is calming for many may exacerbate anxiety in others. While there are general guidelines that can help in initially selecting strains, your best option is to take notes of the effects of various strains to determine what strains and cannabinoids you react most favorably to and to seek out the same or similar strains in the future.

A study done by our very own government confirms that cannabis has a great net benefit for individuals suffering from anxiety.

Nora D. Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control

Laboratory of Neuropsychopharmacology, Post-Graduate Program in Health Sciences, University of South Santa Catarina, Tubarão, Brazil


Medical Marijuana Interactions

Before you begin using medical marijuana, you need to inform your medical marijuana doctor about any other prescriptions and medications you may be taking. This includes over the counter dietary supplements, counter drugs, prescription drugs, illicit drugs, and alcohol that could interact with medical marijuana and cause problems.



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The Green Life Health and Wellness

The Center for Health and Wellness provides medical marijuana evaluations and certifications for eligible Florida residents


Mon-Fri 8am-4pm Saturdays by appointment only

Fort Myers, FL

(954) 315-0150

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