Are Edibles or Vaping a better Treatment Option for PTSD?
Across the United States it is becoming more common place than ever for those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to turn to cannabis as their most reliable form of treatment. It is known for providing a calming sensation and a relaxation that allows even the most tensed minds and muscles ease, if only temporarily – but that is enough relief for many who struggle daily with PTSD.
If you or someone you know are living with PTSD and you’re just now discovering that cannabis could help you, then you probably have lots of questions. What sorts of strains are going to help you fight the PTSD and which ones could fuel anxiety? Is it the THC or the CBD or a combination of the two that is benefiting others the most?
In recent years some of the first legitimate clinical trials on cannabis and PTSD have began in both the U.S. and Canada – and both are in phase 2. The studies will vary in amounts of THC and CBD content and the trials will examine the ways these different cannabinoids react.
“Emerging data has highlighted the benefits of THC for nightmares among individuals with PTSD, and the benefits of CBD for sleep, fear extinction, and anxiety,” said Dr. Marcel Bonn-Miller, Executive Director of the Institute for Research on Cannabinoids.
When you’re trying to decide between edibles and vaping there are a couple of things you need to consider – are you looking for something more immediate, or something that is going to last for a few hours? Are you dosing as needed or are you microdosing, taking a specific small amount on a routinely daily basis?
While studies on edibles are only just beginning, the truth is in most cases they are a preferred method of consumption, especially for those suffering from PTSD. The main reason is that edibles will provide longer lasting relief – even if it takes a little while for it to kick in. Edibles are also the perfect solution for those who are looking to fight their PTSD with microdosing – which usually consists of 5 milligrams or less.
On the other hand, if you find that you need more immediate relief to stressful situations then a mellowing indica vape cartridge might be the perfect thing to ensure fast-acting calming sensations.
Evergreen Organix offers a full line of both edibles and vapor products for the convenience of those in Nevada who are 21 years or older or are a valid medical marijuana cardholder. Use WeedMaps.com to find our products at a dispensary near you!