Best Strains for ADHD and Anxiety

Best strains for ADHD and Anxiety

ADHD and anxiety are common disorders that affect millions of people. Cannabis has been shown to alleviate the symptoms of both. Some people have turned to cannabis over traditional medication for this reason. Read to learn the best strains for ADHD and anxiety.


Best Strains for ADHD and Anxiety

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and anxiety are two different conditions. However, they are closely connected. Nearly 50% of people with ADHD also experience anxiety (WebMD). 

Adults with ADHD or ADD tend to lead anxious lives as they try to manage the effects of the disorder. For example, it can make simple tasks seem overwhelming and hard to manage. More complex tasks, such as large projects or planning ahead, can produce a panic attack. The stress of struggling to manage life with ADHD and anxiety can be overwhelming. Luckily, cannabis can help. 

Since ADHD and anxiety are intertwined, the best strains for ADHD and anxiety treat the symptoms of both. Cannabis can help soothe these symptoms and help people regain control over their lives. 

In this article, we will discuss the symptoms of ADHD and anxiety. We'll also share the top 5 best strains for ADHD and anxiety.


Symptoms of ADHD and Anxiety

There are many similar symptoms of ADHD and anxiety. However, when one condition is improved, it can help both. Here are the most common symptoms of both:

  • Impulsiveness
  • Disorganization
  • Difficulty focusing, prioritizing, and planning
  • Poor time management skills
  • Excess energy or restlessness
  • Low frustration tolerance
  • Mood swings
  • Difficulty following through on tasks
  • Trouble coping with stress
  • Feeling restless, wound-up, or on edge
  • Having difficulty concentrating
  • Being irritable
  • Sleep problems

If you suspect you have ADHD or anxiety, please contact your doctor. 


Top 5 Best Strains for ADHD and Anxiety

Best strains for ADHD and Anxiety

The best strains for ADHD and anxiety will typically also include CBD. It has calming effects and is beneficial for mood management. Hybrid strains (equal amounts of CBD vs THC) are also helpful. Lastly, consider micro-dosing. This means only consuming the cannabis needed. When too much cannabis is consumed, it can have opposite effects. Here are the best strains for ADHD and anxiety:



This strain is also known as “Skittles,” and has a delicious fruit flavor. It is an indica dominant (70/30) hybrid derived from Grapefruit and Grape Ape. Its THC level is typically between 15-20% with low CBD. This strain won Best indica at the 2015 Cannabis Cup and has relaxing effects. It benefits people with ADHD and anxiety with its soothing body high. It leaves the user uplifted, euphoric, and creatively inspired. This strain is also beneficial for people with insomnia, chronic pain, depression, and anxiety. In addition, others use it to help with appetite, inflammation, and stress. Try this strain for an uplifting, delicious high that won’t put you to sleep.



ACDC is one of the best cbd strains and is renowned for its therapeutic effects. Its parent strain is Cannatonic. It typically has 6% THC and 20% CBD and is a perfect hybrid, making it uniquely beneficial. ACDC provides soothing, mellow effects and a boost in productivity. It also increases concentration and focus, making it a staple for people with ADHD. This strain has numerous other benefits. It helps treat neuropathy, insomnia, and depression. Similarly, others turn to ACDC for relief from muscle spasms, chronic pain, and PTSD. ACDC is a must for those wanting a non-intoxicating strain that treats their conditions.



Cannatonic is one of the best strains of all time. That’s not surprising considering its parent strains are MK Ultra and G-13 Haze. Cannatonic is another high CBD strain that benefits people with ADHD and anxiety. With 12% CBD and 6% THC, this non-intoxicating strain promotes relaxation of the mind and body. People love this Sativa strain for its ability to relieve anxiety, uplift the mind, and increase focus. Others choose this strain for its ability to help soothe autoimmune disorders, epilepsy, inflammation, and MS. Whatever your conditions, Cannatonic can help.


Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel is one of the best strains for ADHD and anxiety. It has an amazing ability to uplift, energize, and help people focus. It is a Sativa dominant hybrid (90/10) with 22% THC. Its parent strains are Chemdawg and Super Skunk. After use, people feel happy, euphoric, and energized. This is also one of the best strains for energy. Sour Diesel is popular for its ability to boost creativity and focus. Similarly, others use this strain to benefit their mental health. It is beneficial for treating depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety. Many people only need a few puffs to gain benefits. For a euphoric boost of energy and creativity, try Sour Diesel.


Sour OG

Sour OG is a cross between OG Kush, Blueberry, and Sour Diesel. It is a perfect hybrid with 17% THC. It is covered in trichomes and has a frosted look. Sour OG has a unique high that is short-lived. However, it puts the user in a relaxed, happy mood. Worries drain away and focus and productivity set in. Many people enjoy the boost in energy and creativity. People who use this strain have a positive attitude and are able to tackle the day’s tasks. Other people use this strain for bipolar disorder, chronic pain, and loss of appetite. Others use Sour OG for migraines, fatigue, PTSD, and stress. Sour OG is your best bet for a quick boost of creativity, euphoria, and productivity.

There are many strains that help treat ADHD and anxiety. Other useful strains include Black Jack, Harlequin, Harle-Tsu, Master Star Kush, and Lemon CBD. 

ADHD and anxiety cannot be cured at this time. However, their symptoms can be controlled and quality of life can improve. 


JANE Dispensary can answer questions about strains for ADHD and anxiety. View our Santa Rosa menu or our Cotati menu. Talk with our cannabis consultants at our Santa Rosa Dispensary or Cotati Dispensary to find out which products may work best for your symptoms or shop our online dispensary.

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*This article is not intended as medical advice. Please consult a doctor.


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