Can Marijuana Help You Build Confidence

By Sarah Johns, The Fresh Toast on

Published in Cannabis Daily

Everyone gets nervous and loses their confidence at some point – can marijuana help build itup? Data suggests about 85% of the world suffers from a self confidence crisis or low self esteem at some point. Loss of confidence can cause or increase feelings of sadness, depression, anxiety, anger, shame or guilt.  Extended periods or focusing too heavy on it can lead to depression and anxiety.  But can marijuana help you building self confidence?

Causes of low self-esteem range from an unhappy childhood where parents (or other significant people such as teachers) were extremely critical, poor academic performance in school, a breakup, financial trouble, or some other reason. But there are ways you can actively combat it and marijuana could be one option in the tool box.

Studies have shown low self-esteem respondents were more likely than high self-esteem respondents to report becoming less inhibited, more sociable when high. Done in the right dosage, like microdosing, it can take the edge off of situation which can impact your self esteem.

The main compound in cannabis—tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are linked with potential therapeutic effects for anxiety. THC is the psychoactive compound in cannabis, which makes you feel the “high” when you smoke weed, for instance. In the right dose, THC is linked with feelings of euphoria, relaxation, and sociability. This helps relieve anxiety, giving some short term ability to change lifestyle habits like attending an event, relaxed chatting with new people, public speaking and trying new things. This could be part of a bigger pattern helping you build a strong sense of self and confidence.


Marijuana tends to releases endorphins which make you feel happy, relaxed and high. This can help provide a tool to make positive change in attitude and lifestyle. The change can pave the wave for a better future. It is always good to see it as one tool toward a fresh mindset and not a singular crutch, there is rarely, if ever, a silver bullet which will make everything better.

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