What Is Anxiety?
Anxiety is the feeling of fear or worry about what’s to come. It can cause physical symptoms such as increased heart rate, rapid breathing, sweating, and gastrointestinal discomfort. Anxiety is experienced by most people on a regular basis in certain situations but is considered a disorder once it becomes excessive and begins to interfere with daily life.
What Is Depression?
Depression is the persistent feeling of being unhappy and a general lack of interest. Depression can cause a variety of physical and mental symptoms including changes in energy levels, appetite, sleep, and overall mood. These symptoms can range from mild to severe but typically interfere with normal day-to-day activities.
How Can Medical Marijuana Help with Anxiety and Depression?
Medical marijuana may be able to help with the symptoms of both anxiety and depression. For those suffering from anxiety, medical marijuana may reduce the excessive fear and stress responses that may be triggered from certain situations and overall helps to promote a sense of calm. This is especially true for medical marijuana strains and products that are higher in CBD and lower in THC.
Regarding depression, it is believed that deficiencies in the endocannabinoid system of the brain may actually cause symptoms of depression. Marijuana has a direct, positive effect on the endocannabinoid system and for this reason, has been proven to help fight this symptom. In general, marijuana can prevent a sense of well-being and give users the motivation and energy to go about their daily lives.
How Can I Get My Card to Start Using Medical Marijuana for my Condition?
If you are a Virginia resident and you believe that you may have a qualifying condition, then medical marijuana may be a good option for you. If you are interested in getting your medical marijuana card, schedule online today or give us a call at 240-356-1000. We make obtaining your card easy!