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How to Use Cannabis Edibles for Anxiety

The world of cannabis edibles has grown tremendously in recent years. One question arises: Can you use edibles for anxiety? From chocolate to cookies to nutty snacks and myriad candies and drinks, cannabis is available to delight your taste buds. We’ll take a look at how these snacks may also lessen anxiety and promote better sleep. We want you to learn more about this benefit. 

With everything that is going on in the world, relaxation and less anxiety are needed. Finding the time and making it a priority may be difficult. However, a wide selection of products and tastes may help in your quest for less stress and better sleep.


Fun-filled and delicious, these edibles contain cannabis, which has been shown in studies to help alleviate short-term sleep issues. Scientific studies have shown that cannabis can improve anxiety issues as well as social anxiety disorders.

Regarding (GAD) Generalized Anxiety Disorder, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) says that CBD has been effective in reducing stress. Tests have been with animals, such as rats.

However, little scientific experiments have been done with edibles for anxiety and depression. There is evidence, in fact, that many people who ingested cannabis, as opposed to inhaling it, found it a great source for smoothing out the rough edges of anxiety.

Edibles have a relaxing effect on the body. Some consumers have mentioned that they have experienced relief from stress and anxiety. Cannabis edibles are discreet and are portable and are made to promote balance within the system. Doses of 3mg-5mg-10mg doses are common in cannabis edibles; this is a low amount and permits micro-dosing. Finding the best amount for anxiety may differ from person to person.


Edibles come in an amazing variety of products. Some of our favorites include the following:

  • Liquid
  • Milk chocolate
  • Botanical beverages
  • Dark chocolate
  • White chocolate
  • Gummies
  • Butter
  • Honey
  • Siracha
  • Mints
  • Brownies
  • Fizzy drinks and other beverages
  • And more

Those who love brownies as well as those who usually don’t will love a brownie bar with double chocolate with 1,000 mg THC, 900mg of Delta-8 THC and 100mg of Delta-9 THC. It is all in one cookie.
Timing is important

The onset of the effects may be anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours. Duration of the effects may last from 2 hours to 12 hours. Being mindful is important, so start low and go slow.


Eating too much food, such as with overeating, can cause digestive problems. Within the body, too much THC may cause anxiety. The important issue to remember is to begin with a small dose of CBD in an edible. At low doses, it relieves anxiety; at high doses it can cause it.

Edibles may take up to 2 hours to take effect. Sometimes people don’t feel the effects right away. They get into trouble by taking more. Starting with small amounts is the smartest thing to do. Remember that these edibles are not the same as a regular snack, without CBD, that you might like to munch on.

Effects can last several hours after ingestion, so be mindful of this when you begin. Reading the label on any product is important when it comes to the right dosing and knowing that you will have a great experience, and that relaxation will be achieved.

Remember that if you have serious anxiety and depression, it is a wise move to consult a medical provider. For most people, however, cannabis edibles can take the edge off anxiety and may help manage their mood. Some edibles rock when it comes to taste, so that can even make you smile more. Just don’t love them too much.


Do you live in Northern California? Our Embarc California dispensary locations include:

  • South Lake Tahoe
  • Martinez
  • Alameda

Come in and have a look around and choose your favorite cannabis edibles to take home with you.

Embarc on your journey with cannabis today! You’ve now learned more about cannabis edibles and their benefits. Find your favorites.