Anger is a natural response to threats and it’s natural and normal under certain circumstances. However, some people have problem managing it and they suffer from excessive anger.
Excessive anger can lead you to unwanted situations such as say or do things you regret. In addition, excessive anger has an impact on your emotional and physical health.
There are many possible causes of excessive anger. For example, stress, anxiety, financial issues, obsessive compulsive disorder, ADHD, intermittent explosive disorder (IED), bipolar disorder, and/or alcohol abuse can cause anger issues.
Excessive anger has both common physical and emotional symptoms.
According to Healthline, common physical symptoms are:
- increased blood pressure
- increased heart rate
- tingling sensation
- muscle tension
Common emotional symptoms:
- feeling overwhelmed
Managing anger is very important as excessive anger can cause insomnia, high blood pressure, digestive problems, skin rashes, negative emotions and many other symptoms that have a negative impact on your health.
Cannabis and Anger Management
Cannabis is useful to treat both physical and emotional issues. Cannabis has the property to calm people down, reduce stress, anxiety and induce a general feeling of relaxation. There are some cannabis strains more suitable to treat anger issues than others. In this article, we list 10 cannabis strains that can help you reduce and manage anger issues.
This cannabis strain is rich in CBD with a 5:2 CBD:THC ratio. Harlequin is even higher in CBD than other famous CBD-rich strains such as Cannatonic. Both CBD and THC are cannabinoids that reduces stress and anger. The unique CBD:THC ratio of Harlequin makes it an ideal strain to combat anger issues. In addition, due to its CBD content, side effects such as paranoia are very unlikely to happen. Harlequin’s main terpenes are: myrcene, pinene and caryophyllene.
The most interesting characteristic about Cannatonic is that it’s a 1:1 CBD:THC ratio strain. We have already listed this cannabis strain in previous lists. Cannatonic was developed in Spain and it’s a cross of Reina Madre and NYC Diesel. This cannabis strain is perfect for people who suffer from anger issues as its CBD content may reduce paranoia and psychosis associated with excessive THC consumption. CBD has potential anti-psychosis and anti-anxiety properties and that’s why balanced CBD:THC strains like Cannatonic are an excellent choice to treat excessive anger. Cannatonic is known as a pinene and myrcene-rich cannabis strain.
This anti-anxiety cannabis strain will help you reduce anger and manage anger issues. Blackberry Kush is a THC dominant strain rich in myrcene, limonene and caryophyllene. Blackberry Kush is quite rich in THC (16%) and it’s cross between Afghani and Blackberry.
Also known as “Mandala #1”, is a cannabis strain rich in CBD (8-9%) with moderate levels of THC (approximately 12%). This cannabis strain will induce an euphoric state and at the same time it will help you reduce anxiety and anger.
A cross between NYC Diesel and Sour Diesel, Sour Tsunami is a Sativa dominant cannabis strain very rich in CBD (approximately 10%) with THC levels ranging from 5 to 10%. Sour Tsunami is an ideal cannabis strain to treat anxiety, anger, and depression.
When it’s about strain to deal with anger issues, Frank’s Gift is always on the list. This cannabis strain is a phenotype of Skunk Haze. Frank’s Gift is a crazy high CBD strain with levels up to 11%. It will cause you a soft and moderate high that will induce calmness on you. Frank’s Gift is a medicinal cannabis to treat conditions such as tension and emotional episodes. Its main terpenes are myrcene, pinene and caryophyllene.
This iconic cannabis strain became popular with the movie Pineapple Express. However, it seems as it didn’t exist until the movie was made. Pineapple Express has a THC content of 17.5% and it is a hybrid strain, being its parent strains Trainwreck and Hawaiian. Pineapple Express will make you feel happy, and it will make you feel relaxed without feeling sleepy. Its main terpenes are caryophyllene, myrcene and pinene.
Strawberry Cough is a cannabis strain with a moderate high THC level (17%). Strawberry Cough is considered an energizing cannabis strain that will also help to make you feel happier and less stressed. Its main terpenes are myrcene, caryophyllene and pinene.
This strain is a cross between two CBD-dominant strains, Cannatonic, and Sour Tsunami. Canna Tsu will induce profound calmness and therefore, it’s also an interesting strain for anyone who wants to manage anger issues.
Girl Scout Cookies
This strain, also known as GSC, is quite rich in THC (19% of THC). This strain is a member of the Kush family. Girl Scout Cookies is a hybrid between OG Kush and Durban Poison. Girl Scout Cookies is very effective in reducing stress, anger, and anxiety. Its main terpenes are humulene, caryophyllene and limonene.