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What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a natural response to stress, and it can affect people of all ages and backgrounds. It is a feeling of unease, such as fear or worry, that can range from mild to severe. Anxiety becomes a problem when it interferes with daily life and makes it difficult to carry out normal activities.

Symptoms of Anxiety

Some common physical symptoms of anxiety include increased heart rate, sweating, muscle tension, and shallow breathing. Psychological symptoms may include feelings of restlessness, irritability, difficulty concentrating, and trouble sleeping.

Treatment for Anxiety

Current available treatment options for anxiety include:

  • Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT): A therapy that helps individuals identify negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones
  • Medication: Antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and beta-blockers are often prescribed for anxiety management
  • Mindfulness meditation: Meditation can help manage anxiety by calming the mind and body
  • Exercise: Regular physical activity may help reduce anxiety symptoms
  • Herbal supplements: Supplements like valerian root, chamomile, and passionflower have been studied for their potential to reduce anxiety symptoms.

Medical Cannabis & Anxiety

Medical cannabis is emerging as a potential therapy for anxiety disorders. Studies have shown that cannabinoids, particularly CBD, may have anxiolytic properties, making them potentially beneficial for those with anxiety disorders[1][2]. CBD has been found to interact with serotonin receptors in the brain, which plays a significant role in mood disorders, including anxiety[3].

Moreover, patient reports suggest that medical cannabis can help manage symptoms of anxiety, such as restlessness, difficulty concentrating, and sleep disruptions[4]. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology found that 47% of patients who used cannabis experienced a significant reduction in their anxiety symptoms[5]. While more research is needed to fully understand the implications and potential side effects, these findings indicate that medical cannabis could offer a promising alternative or complementary treatment for individuals with anxiety disorders.


  1. PubMed
  2. NCBI
  3. Healthline
  4. Harvard Health
  5. Journal of Clinical Psychology

Am I eligible?

Check to see if you are eligible for medical cannabis care from Wellford Clinics.

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How it works

Just follow these simple steps

Book an appointment

Fill out our simple form to check your eligibility for care and book your initial consultation.

Speak to your specialist

Your consultant will speak to you about your journey and start to make plans for possible treatment.

Get your prescription

If medical cannabis is the right treatment for you, we will send your prescription to a pharmacy for you and your medication will be delivered to your home.

Making Medical Cannabis Accessible

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Initial Appointment


Week 6 Follow up Appointment


Week 12 Follow up Appointment

Repeat prescriptions: £20