By Katie Shoneff
Between all of the outside factors of the world, it can be hard to find time to take a breath and relax. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America states that anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States. And anxiety disorders are more than treatable, but nearly half of those suffering are receiving adequate treatment. Cue: Cannabis.
With legalization in 2018, the idea that there are acceptable alternatives to modern medicine became more relevant. Working at MBAM, I’ve come to realize that the majority of our patients are purchasing cannabis products for specific medicinal ailments. They are looking for another option from opioids that will leave them feeling pain/anxiety free, without the lack of motivation.
Just like any other type of medicine, there are so many ways to use cannabis and find the right way to medicate that works best for you. And our choice of products has grown vastly over the last year. And because of these options, and legalization, we have seen a huge influx in new patients who are open to finding out just how the cannabis plant can work for them. Cannabis has been proven to provide positive short-term results for those suffering from anxiety, depression, and stress. Now try and name one person you know who hasn’t express at least one of these emotions.
There are a few tips we as managers have learned to adopt as leaders and cannabis users:
Find your Product
As mentioned before, finding a way for cannabis to work for you is simple. There are so many options to bring you back to a grounding point, so you can get a handle on the stresses of the moment. Microdosing is a great way for new users to reap the benefits of cannabis without being overwhelmed. Mints, sprays, and CBD:THC ratioed edibles in the right doses can be a great alternative to popular prescription anxiety medications.
Find Some Time for Yourself
Every day, there is something new to be handled. Set a time aside for yourself every day. It does not need to be long, maybe even just five to ten minutes you can set aside to find a quiet spot and relax.
Find a Friend
ADAA says an estimated 264 million people suffer from anxiety disorders worldwide. Finding someone who shares your feelings will not be as hard as we make it out to be. As much as we share in our common negatives, we can share just as much in our common positives.