Cannabis and Self-Esteem: Weed Out the Negative Thoughts
Posted by Marijuana Doctors on 02/14/2017 in Medical Marijuana
Updated on January 30, 2019.
Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer
Low self-esteem affects nearly everyone at some point in their life, for varying durations of time. Constantly questioning your self-worth, however, is not healthy or normal. The effects of low self-esteem can include:
- Disrespect for yourself, along with a propensity to allow others to disrespect you.
- An absence of confidence, which can affect many other areas of your life, including family life, romantic relationships, friendships and your career.
- An inability to acclimate to change. The negative thoughts in your head can cause you to fear the unknown, which can hinder your ability to succeed.
There are a number of ways you can work to improve your self-esteem, including exercise, meditation and practicing self-love. Ultimately, those methods may not work for you. One of the better avenues you can take is to try to help your self-esteem using cannabis.
What Causes Low Self-Esteem?
There are many potential sources for low self-esteem, including:
- Growing up with or currently working with disapproving authority figures
- Not getting enough attention from your primary caregiver, which most often is a parent
- Society and the media
- Belief systems
Sources of low self-esteem often come from family, friends, coworkers, romantic relationships or an inability to identify with society.
Why Does Marijuana Help With Self Esteem?
Studies have shown that marijuana can relieve symptoms of anxiety, depression and loneliness — all of which play a role in how you perceive yourself. In particular, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) changes the way you receive and process negative emotions.
Cannabis amplifies your present state of emotional well-being. The effects of marijuana on symptoms of depression have significant implications on what the substance can do for self-esteem. Cannabis can help to keep at bay the negative forces that cloud your vision of yourself. Improving your relationship with your body has real physical and mental health benefits, and marijuana might just be a way you can achieve this.
One study, conducted by researchers at the University of Kentucky, found that marijuana helps alleviate the pain associated with social exclusion, which can lead to higher self-esteem. “The current research provides the first evidence that marijuana also dampens the negative emotional consequences of social exclusion on negative emotional outcomes,” said Timothy Deckman, of the University of Kentucky, in the study.
Additionally, using marijuana can help to improve your self-image, which many people focus on when they have low self-esteem. It works to stop the negative thoughts about yourself from permeating and sitting in your brain. Your physical and mental health both benefit from a better self-body image.
Which Strain of Cannabis Is Best for Self-Esteem?
Now that you have resolved to use marijuana for your self-esteem issues, it’s important for you to know how to choose the right strain to get the benefits you’re looking for. For example, you definitely want to avoid any strain that could induce anxiety or paranoia, as it would likely have the opposite effect on your self-image.
Ideally, you will be able to get ahold of a strain that has a 1:1 THC to CBD ratio. Then, you should try to get information about which strains have better cannabinoid and terpene profiles, as those have been shown to induce calming, positive effects. Two strains of marijuana that meet these criteria are:
Meanwhile, strains known to help relieve the effects of anxiety and depression include:
- Jack Herer
- Pineapple Express
Strains known to induce calming effects include:
- Purple Nepal
- Baritza Haze
- The White
- Snoop’s Master Kush
- Sensi Star
- Great White Shark
- Grand Daddy Purple
Where to Find More Information about Marijuana and Self-Esteem
Building your self-esteem is an important step to helping you live a lighter, simpler life. Self-esteem helps you to feel more stable, happy and attractive in your relationships.
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