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 25 Studies from 2005 - 2017

Studies on Cannabis and Anxiety

Study Name, Description & Year


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Cannabimimetic Effects Of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment
A double-blind, randomized controlled trial conducted on 37 healthy volunteers. — 2005