Dealing with chronic mental health problems is like riding a rollercoaster.
There are days where you’re riding up a peak at lightning speed, and others where you’re in a complete free fall.
I did my best in high school and college to function without medication, but I no longer had that privilege once I hit the workforce. Suddenly my once-manageable anxiety attacks were paralyzing me and making it hard to function at my job. When your job performance is directly affected by your mental health, you’re put in a tough game of limbo trying to function daily while feeling like a bunch of broken pieces haphazardly held together with masking tape. Once I discovered cannabis in my mid 20s, my anxiety and depression problems started to slowly improve. I experimented with marijuana flower buds, cannabis edibles, and concentrates like hashish and wax. I quickly learned that indica strains are better for my anxiety and depression problems compared to anything else. Despite bad luck with a handful of popular indicas that I find at my local cannabis dispensaries, I tend to prefer indica strains of cannabis much more than sativa. Beyond the type of strain, I also prefer cannabis flower products over anything else. I feel like they give me the fullest spectrum effect compared to any other cannabis product available on store shelves. However, cannabis flower products vary greatly in quality from one store to the next. Even different batches of the same strain from the same grower can vary in numerous ways. As long as you get an idea for what strains your body responds well to, it’s easier to experiment with new strains you haven’t tried. You compare the genetics of the new strain with one you’ve already had, giving you a rough idea of what you might expect.