Everyday stressors should be stressed.
There’s no reason everyday anxiety should put you in a funk when weed is more than willing to lift you up and out of it. Ironically, the places that cause many of us to be anxious are often the same places that frown upon cannabis consumption. (We’re looking at you, DMV.) That’s why we’ve compiled the best stress-relieving vapes and edibles into one handy guide because as far as consumption methods go, vapes and edibles are by far the most discreet. After all, weedy mints never tipped anyone off and vape breaks are the new smoke breaks.
You’ll probably notice most of the products on this list contain some combination of THC and CBD, two popular cannabinoids that work together to calm both your body and mind. Taking them in isolation can provide some soothing effects, but they work wonders when combined. This is the case because CBD effectively rounds out the psychoactive effects of THC (so you don’t get paranoid), while THC enhances the physically soothing properties of CBD (so you can actually feel it working). Put simply, it's a match made in cannabinoid heaven.
Leave it to the Proper Cannabis Committee to vape and eat their way through mild annoyances to find the best anxiety-crushing highs for you. These products aren’t about to cure any serious medical conditions—we’re weed experts, not doctors—but they can pull a proverbial thorn out of your side.
Despite having a name fitting for a monster truck, Jetty Extracts' Cannatonic PAX Era Pod is as relaxing as they come. Raters were impressed by how much it took the edge off without producing a noticeable psychoactive high. Personally, I didn't think a vape could help with stress headaches until I tried this pod for myself. This is one to keep in your purse and/or man satchel at all times.
Available in California only.
Heylo's Dutch Treat PAX Era Pod delivers a complex high that begins with a boost of energy before settling into a calm, focused state. As one rater put it, "I really enjoyed the initial upbeat energy of this. Eventually, it took a hybrid turn and now I just feel calm and relaxed." Reach for this pod when you have a pile of work to get through and not much desire to do it.
Available in Washington only.