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8 Things You Should Know Before Using Marijuana for Your Mental Health

If you are into holistic health and wellbeing at all, then you have probably pondered the possibilities of marijuana, especially for your mental health,  at some point, but it can be difficult to know what’s best when it comes to this particular herb with a rocky reputation, right?

Well, the truth is, that yes, cannabis can be an excellent tool in your holistic health kit, but you need to know what you are doing before you start experimenting with it.

That being the case, here are some things you need to know about marijuana before using it for your health.

  1. Sativa vs Indica – Know Your Strains

 First off, let’s break down the basic cannabis curriculum – Sativa vs Indica. Picture Sativa as the life of the party – uplifting, energizing, and your go-to for a mental pick-me-up. Indica, on the other hand, is the chill friend who loves movie nights and helps you unwind. Knowing which strain suits your mental health needs is like picking the right tea for your mood – crucial for the desired effect.

  1. The CBD and THC Tango

Now, let’s talk about CBD and THC, the dynamic duo of cannabis. THC is the one that gets you ‘high’, while CBD is more about the chill without the thrill. For mental health, it’s often about finding the right balance, and this can take some trial and error. If you don’t want to feel high at all, then CBD will help to mellow you out and deal with any anxiety, without doing anything to your faculties, for example.

  1. Start Low and Go Slow

This isn’t a race, folks. When it comes to cannabis for mental health, the ‘start low and go slow’ mantra is golden. It’s like adding chilli to your curry – you can always add more, but once it’s in, there’s no going back.

  1. Legal Eagles – Know the Law

Just because cannabis is the new avocado toast in some places, doesn’t mean it’s legal everywhere. So, if you want to use it alongside cacao and meditation for your mental health, you are going to want to do your homework, and make very sure you understand the laws in your area. Getting on the wrong side of the law is definitely not going to help your anxiety.

  1. Not a Miracle Cure

Cannabis can be a fantastic tool for mental health, but it’s not a magic wand. It works best alongside other wellness practices – think yoga, meditation, or a good old-fashioned walk in nature. Balance is key; you wouldn’t rely solely on peppermint tea to cure all ailments, would you?

  1. The Set and Setting Rule

Your environment and mindset play a huge role in your cannabis experience. A calm, comfortable setting and a positive mindset can make a world of difference. It’s like meditation – you wouldn’t do it in the middle of a busy street, right?

  1. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

Cannabis can leave you drier than a British comedy. Keep water close by to stay hydrated. It’s like bringing an oasis to the desert.

  1. Keep a Cannabis Journal

Track your usage, strains, and how you feel. It’s like being a detective in the case of ‘What Works Best for My Mental Health’.

Stay informed, stay safe, and may your journey be as enlightening as it is enjoyable!

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