Does CBD work for anxiety? This is a question that has been requested hundreds of times on various forums and chat rooms across the internet. Anxiety is such a broad term, there is no single chemical reaction that is defined as being associated with an anxiety attack, however many of the symptoms can be explained and traced back to the same chemical reaction that occurs when taking the well known psychoactive substance, Marijuana. While this may seem like semantics, there is no denying that there are some strong similarities between anxiety and marijuana use and effects.
The answer to the question does CBD work for anxiety lies in the fact that it does not and as such, there are no side effects at all associated with its use. However, as with any medication or drug there are possible side effects associated with it. Some common side effects include dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, and paranoia. While these may sound like just about every side effect imaginable they are actually pretty rare and only happen in a very small minority of people using the drug. Also, some of the common side effects associated with anxiety include loss of appetite, insomnia, nausea, and depression.
Does CBD work for anxiety, as the name suggests, it does, but it also works as an anti-seizure agent and is able to reduce the high associated with cannabis use in a similar way. It has been compared to the famous author Aldus Huxley and his description of cannabis, “The pleasure is great, the pain terrible.” If it can help to reduce the pain associated with anxiety, it should come as no surprise that it also works to reduce and perhaps eliminating the high associated with it.