Cannabis for Anxiety

Studies and Information on Cannabis for Anxiety

Generally speaking, anxiety is a normal reaction to the subjective experience of stress, such as in “performance anxiety.” It can occur when anticipation of future events is associated in one’s mind with thoughts and feelings not rooted in the present moment. While anxieties can be considered a normal part of life, chronic or constant anxiety can be debilitating to one’s quality of life.

Western medicine considers anxiety disorders mood disorders and defines five basic types: generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and social anxiety disorder (social phobias).

Ratings for Cannabis and Anxiety

Rated 3.4 / 5 (How Ratings Work)


Likely probability of the efficacy of cannabis for treatment of anxiety.
Based on 24 Studies from 2005 - 2017

Studies on Cannabis and Anxiety


Study Name, Description & Year


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Substitution Of Medical Cannabis For Pharmaceutical Agents For Pain, Anxiety, And Sleep
A survey conducted by 1513 dispensary members from New England. — 2017

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Cannabis As A Substitute For Prescription Drugs - A Cross-sectional Study
A survey conducted on 1248 cannabis-using patients who were recruited through social media and cannabis dispensaries in Washington State. — 2017

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Cannabidiol Does Not Dampen Responses To Emotional Stimuli In Healthy Adults
The study used a double-blind, placebo (PLB)-controlled, within-subjects design in which 38 healthy, drug-free participants consumed oral CBD (300, 600, and 900 mg) or PLB — 2017

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Effectiveness Of Cannabidiol Oil For Pediatric Anxiety And Insomnia As Part Of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Case Report
Case study conducted on a pediatric patient suffering from PTSD after sexual assault. — 2016

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Cannabidiol Enhances Consolidation Of Explicit Fear Extinction In Humans
A double-blind, placebo-controlled design conducted on 48 human volunteers. — 2013

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Cannabidiol Reduces The Anxiety Induced By Simulated Public Speaking In Treatment-Naïve Social Phobia Patients
A double-blind randomized trial conducted on 24 patients suffering form social anxiety disorders. — 2011

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Neural Basis Of Anxiolytic Effects Of Cannabidiol (CBD) In Generalized Social Anxiety Disorder: A Preliminary Report
A double-blind placebo controlled trial conducted on 10 patients with social anxiety disorder. — 2011

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Opposite Effects Of Δ-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol And Cannabidiol On Human Brain Function And Psychopathology.
A double-blind placebo controlled trial conducted on 15 healthy volunteers. — 2010

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Marijuana Effectiveness As An HIV Self-care Strategy
775 humans living with HIV/AIDS — 2009

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