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7 Cannabis Strains for Schizophrenia and Psychosis

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There are many claims in regards to the medical capabilities of cannabis. The relationship between schizophrenia, psychosis, and marijuana is one that many associate with the medical condition itself. WebMD indicates that the THC in cannabis can result in individuals exhibiting psychotic behaviour. However, CBD, another compound that is present in cannabis, has potential benefits for patients with schizophrenia and psychosis.

Schizophrenia and psychosis are mental illnesses that often affect the mind. They have significant impacts on how an individual thinks, the types of decisions they make, and their ability to handle different kinds of emotions.

Studies indicate its ability to reduce the symptoms of schizophrenia and psychosis. Besides, it aids in limiting the side effects that come with using antipsychotic drugs. Also, individuals become much more independent in their functionality when CBD use is in combination with antipsychotic medications.

Many strains can be high in THC, it is essential to identify CBD potent strains to aid you in treating schizophrenia and psychosis. THC aggravates the condition making your symptoms worse as it has its psychotic behavioural effects. CBD, on the other hand, limits the impact of THC on individuals such as paranoia and anxiety. Therefore it is essential to find the right CBD enriched strains to treat schizophrenia. Here are several CBD strains that may be essential for you:

  1. Dinamed CBD Plus 

Being a Sativa dominant strain, Dinamed CBD has CBD levels of 20% and THC levels of 1%. It is potentially beneficial in medical applications and highly suitable for schizophrenia and psychosis.

The strain comes in a sweet, fruity, and citrus-like aroma that is quite intense. For individuals who desire to use medical cannabis but have no desire to get high, this is the best source of your CBD. Besides, it not only provides relief to different medical conditions, but it also alleviates stress. It improves your mood, keeping you calm and social.

It is perfect for individuals with insomnia, such as that which results from nightmares and hallucinations as it makes you fall asleep quickly. Since individuals who have schizophrenia or psychosis can sometimes exhibit these symptoms, having a good night’s sleep ensures calmness all the way.

 

  1. Charlotte’s Web

Charlotte’s Web is a cannabis strain with not only a rich history in its use but also a stigma lifting informational strain. Named after Charlotte Figi, a young girl suffering from Myoclonic Epilepsy, this high CBD strain can do the same for schizophrenia and other mental conditions. It was the first cannabis strain to gain legal acceptance in Florida, making it one of the highly recognisable cannabis strains in the world.

With a CBD: THC ratio of 27:1, it can do much more in lifting people’s spirits and directing their thoughts toward better health status. The dominant strain of cannabis comes in a mint flavour and a distinct olive oil taste that is hard to forget.

 

  1. Candida CD-1

It is one of the most potent CBD cannabis strains on the market. Designed to produce high CBD levels with low THC, this strain becomes the best option in the treatment of schizophrenia. Its CBD levels are 20%, while the THC content is less than 1%; it has no adverse or psychoactive effects.

This strain is a product of ACDC in combination with Harlequin. It can either be an Indica dominant, which has very high CBD content in the flowers. Also, it might be a Sativa dominant, which is complex and difficult to cultivate but delivers similar benefits.

  1. ACDC 

The energy providing cannabis strain is a high CBD Sativa dominant plant. It makes you focus on the right details, such as a specific decision or thought. It makes it one of the best solutions for schizophrenia. Besides, it provides relief for depression, stress, and pain, among others.

It comes with a tinge of citrus flavor. It has a CBD: THC ratio of 15:1, while others may have rates as high as 28:1. Not only is it essential in the treatment of different mental illnesses, but it is also perfect for epileptic treatment. These strains are easily available at almost every weed dispensary out there.

  1. Cannatonic 

This specific cannabis strain contains a 1:1 ratio between CBD and THC. However, even with this ratio, studies indicate that CBD still neutralizes the effects of THC when you take it. The combination works together in providing relief from anxiety; if facing a stressful situation, and require an energy or mood boost, this is a perfect strain. The different cannabis compounds working together to deliver the desired benefits (the entourage effect) is what the strain delivers.

You should be careful when taking this specific strain for your mental illness. It is essential to seek more information on the CBD: THC ratio before taking the strain.

6. Harlequin 

The unusual Harlequin is a Sativa dominant strain with a ratio of 5:2 CBD to THC. It descends from Sativa strain Thai and Swiss in combination with Colombian Gold and Nepali which are indica strain. It contains CBD content ranging from 8% to 16% and THC content of 4% to 7%.

The strain is essential in treating anxiety, acute or chronic pain, excess fatigue or stress, and in some cases, alleviates headaches. It comes in an earthy aroma with specific citrus and mango flavours.

  1. Harle-Tsu 

This strain is a crossbreed between the Harlequin and Sour Tsunami strains. It is highly potent, with over 21% CBD and less than 1% THC. With such a ratio, you can take this strain with no concern of getting high or becoming more psychotic.

It induces relaxation and is essential in treating chronic pain, stress, depression, and inflammation. It comes in a woody, mint flavor and elicits an earthy aroma. It has little THC, which makes it the perfect solution for treating schizophrenia.

Conclusion 

Even though CBD provides relief, you should always adhere to medical professional prescription. Ensure that you consult a medical professional before enlisting the use of CBD. Also, be sure of the cannabis strain you select and the possible benefits or other effects it might have on you.

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