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Do you wish you felt more relaxed?

When life is hectic, finding time to relax often feels more like a privilege than a necessity.

And even when things finally do quiet down in your professional and personal life — whether it’s the weekend or a much-needed vacation — you still might have trouble relaxing, especially if your mind is constantly in “stress mode.”

Maybe cannabis can help. After all, the plant is an effective relaxant.

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How do we know this?

Cannabinoids – the active ingredients of any cannabis product — effect the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), which helps the body maintain homeostasis.

One of the key aspects of the ECS is that it regulates your mood. So when you consume cannabinoids like THC and CBD, they bind to cannabinoid receptors in your brain, and you experience feelings of euphoria and relaxation.

Here are some tips for finding the best cannabis strains to relax you:

  • Look for strains that are high in CBD. CBD is an anxiety-reliever, and it can help counteract some of the side effects of THC such as a paranoia.
  • Try microdosing. Do you want to feel relaxed but still be productive? Taking small amounts of cannabis (2.5 mg or less) can help take some of the edge off and still leave you feeling functional.
  • Use indicas and hybrids. Avoid sativas. Sativas are known for their stimulating effect on the mind, so if you’re trying to turn the volume down on your thoughts, you should go for an indica or a hybrid instead. If you’re looking for something to help you sleep, try strains that have high concentrations of the terpene myrcene.