According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), almost 10% of Americans suffer from phobias. People use all kinds of medications but they usually come with side-effects. So, marijuana is an apt choice because it’s natural and effective.
Phobia is closely related to anxiety in the way it affects you and cannabis is particularly very effective in bringing a sense of balance in the mind. Let’s introduce you to strains that can help you combat phobias.
Big Foot is a well-balanced hybrid with 50% Indica and 50% Sativa genetics. The strain is known for its unique effects, potency, and a fast flowering period. A cross between BC
Hash Plant and Grim strains, Big Foot offers the best of Indica and Sativa. The high kicks off with a euphoric cerebral buzz that will load you with rapid thoughts, a quick burst of energy, and keep you in a good mood. As you are halfway into the experience, the Indica effects start to kick in. You’ll dive into a deep sense of calm and relaxation that spreads throughout your body.
With a THC content of 22%, Big Foot offers potent effects and helps you combat social phobia by keeping you in good spirits. The strain carries an aromatic profile, which is evident when the buds give off a sweet and fruity aroma. Some users even detect hints of pine and spicy undertones. It’s not just about the effects, the strain carries good medicinal potential too. Big Foot is ideal for battling anxiety, stress, depression, and ADD/ ADHD.
Crowned as the best hybrid strain at the 2013 Cannabis Cup Awards, Somari is a cross between Buddha’s Sister, NYC Diesel, and Kushadelic. The genetic profile is 70% Indica/30% Sativa with 20% THC and offers deeply relaxing effects.
The Indica dominance ensures the effects are long-lasting and sedative, which weighs down on your body and mind. The initial onset of high fills you with energy and happiness while giving you a tinge of mild focus. Soon enough, you’ll find yourself diving into a lazy vibe that is evident in the form of relaxation. The strain blankets you in a state of positivity as mental and physical stress fade away.
Well, if you’re smoking Somari for the first time, start slow. The effects can hit you hard and drive you off the edge. It carries a fruity and spicy diesel flavor with hints of earthy stench. The moment you light this bud, it will fill your room with a dank, citrusy and earthy scent that will get you in the mood to unwind.
It will help you enjoy the moment and keep your mind off the phobia. Somari packs a good medicinal punch too. It is brilliant for managing chronic pain, anxiety, loss of appetite, inflammation, and gastrointestinal disorders.
Platinum Girl Scout Cookies
Heard of Girl Scout Cookies? Well, Platinum GSC is an evolution! This Cannabis Cup winning strain is a cross of OG Kush, Durban Poison, and a third unknown bud. If you’re stressed and having a hard time battling your fears, this is a perfect strain for you. The dense buds fill your lungs and nose with sweet notes of candy and berry, followed by a citrusy aftertaste.
Platinum GSC features frosted green nugget-shaped buds with a dark purple tinge, making it an attractive strain. With a THC content averaging 16%-24%, it shouldn’t be a surprise if you feel a strong and euphoric high.
The intense effects translate into a balanced mind and body high that keeps you relaxed to the core. Along with these, the strain has loads of medicinal benefits. It’s great for managing stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue, migraine, ADD/ADHD, muscle spasms, and nausea.
Super Skunk Auto
Super Skunk Auto is a rare blend that features 80% Indica, 10% Sativa, and 10% Ruderalis. It’s a cross between Skunk #1, Afghani Hash Plant, and an unknown ruderalis plant. Super Skunk Auto packs a THC content averaging 14%-18% that produces a mellow high. It will keep you awake and functional while inducing a mild sense of focus. So, it’s an ideal bud to smoke up during the day that complements your work schedule.
The strain carries a skunky smell with fruity notes of cranberry and pomegranate. The Indica style buzz is perfect for people who aim to use it for managing their health condition. Super Skunk Auto works great in managing anxiety, insomnia, headache, loss of appetite, and depression.
Well, if you’re fond of growing, and possess a medical marijuana card, you can grow this strain without any fear of legal action. With a flowering time of 10 weeks, it’s pretty easy to grow. The small size of the plants ensures that you can grow in privacy and avoid any unwanted attention.
This has to be one of the best-tasting strains you’ll ever come across. Forbidden Fruit is a delicious cross between Cherry Pie and Tangie. With 26% THC, this strain promises intense effects that will keep you couch-locked and relaxed.
The flavor comes packed with berry fruitiness, cherry sweetness, hints of pine, and a skunky aftertaste. If you need to chill at the end of a tiring day, this strain is a perfect choice. The intense high relaxes your mind and eases your senses. Its sedative effects ensure that you sleep better without any friction of thoughts. The fact that it introduces you to deep relaxation means that it can actually keep you away from your weird thoughts of phobia.
If you’re an intermediate grower, this strain would be easy to grow for you. With a flowering time of 10 weeks, it offers a decent yield. Talking about its medicinal effects, Forbidden Fruit works great in managing depression, insomnia, anxiety, and pain.
So, it’s high time that you get over your phobia. These strains will keep you pumped with good thoughts and help you relax better. If you are not sure about using them the right way, you can undergo a 420 evaluation and interact with a doctor to gain insight into using the strains effectively for your health.