Substantial research has shown that Cannabis and CBD can aid mental health issues, especially those connected to anxiety and stress. The main cannabinoid in cannabis, THC and CBD can affect mood, appetite, sleep, and more.
Cannabis and CBD also contain terpenes (the molecules responsible for taste and smell of cannabis) including limonene and pinene, which have a long history of use in traditional medicine for their aromatherapeutic properties. While cannabinoids and terpenes can help support aspects of mental wellness, it’s important to also be cognizant of over-reliance on cannabis.
Consider stacking your cannabis consumption with a healthy, mindful habit like stretching or going for a walk. Notice what time of day cannabis consumption works best for you and set boundaries around your consumption.