Since 2010, Verdes commitment to bringing the best weed strains for therapeutic benefits has remained the same. Through thorough research and innovative practices, we strive to give you high-quality cannabis products to help you in your wellness journey.

 When seeking the best cannabis strains for anxiety, focusing on terpene content is crucial.

What are Terpenes?

Terpenes are chemical compounds found within the essential oils of cannabis plants. According to the National Institutes of Health, terpenes are “widely used and investigated by their pharmacological properties.”

 Terpenes give cannabis strains their distinct smell and taste. While most recognize terpenes by these means, terpenes also serve as a blueprint for how a strain will affect you.

Best Cannabis Strains for Anxiety

Anxiety is a crippling condition that can keep you from fully participating in and enjoying your life. While there are many pharmaceutical medications for this condition, most come with debilitating side effects.

 When wanting to try a natural alternative, consider these types of terpenes found within the best cannabis strains for anxiety.


Farnesene is a cannabis terpene that’s also present in green apples. In fact, farnesene gives green apples their distinct smell. If you find a marijuana strain that smells like green apples, it likely contains this terpene.

 Farnesene has calming and sedative properties that can relieve anxiety and relax muscles to reduce spasmodic episodes. Farnesene is found in many Indica strains. For example, there is a strain of narrow-leafed Indica native to the Himalayan valleys that have been found to have a strong presence of trans–B-farnesene.


Commonly found in many flowers and plants such as lavender, mint, cinnamon, and rosewood, linalool is a terpene that emits a floral scent similar to lavender with gentle hints of citrus.

 Much as lavender is notable for its stress-relief qualities, research has found that linalool is especially effective in tapering levels of anxiety and symptoms of depression. The soothing properties in linalool that promote stress relief also act as a powerful sleep aid that can help those who have insomnia get a good night’s rest.


Terpinolene contains layers of floral scents resemblant to lilacs and citrus. It’s frequently found with pinene, another terpene prevalent in cannabis.

 Studies have shown terpinolene to be a central nervous system depressant, which can cause drowsiness and bring forth sleep. It also calms the body down to relieve the tension and stress associated with anxiety.


Nerolidol is an earthy and fruity scented terpene accented by the subtle notes of wood, citrus, apple, and rose. It’s produced in plants, including cannabis, in response to insect attacks. Though recognized for its antibacterial properties, it’s also known for its medical properties and is considered safe for humans to ingest and inhale.

 Nerolidol is used as a natural sleep aid due to its sedative effects. Its anti-anxiety properties also make it an effective terpene for anxiety relief.


Much like terpinolene, terpineol also contains aromas resembling lilacs and citrus. It’s also commonly found with pinene terpenes.

 Terpineol is known for its many therapeutic benefits, especially in providing relief to those suffering from anxiety and insomnia. Studies have been conducted where terpineol was shown to sedate and reduce mobility, easing anxiety and encouraging the body to relax. 

Why Choose Verdes Cannabis Products

As one of the oldest and most reputable dispensaries in New Mexico, Verdes continues to be the best cannabis dispensary in the industry. From seed to sale, each stage of the growth cycle is strictly controlled, helping us meet the needs of our clients with every visit. 

We are farmers, first and foremost, entirely family-owned and operated, and dedicated to a safe, holistic approach to a better quality of life.

Using the Best Weed Strains

Verdes dedicated research and development team travels nationwide to bring the best weed strains to New Mexico. All new strains are vetted to ensure we bring the best weed strains to our community, prioritizing potency and terpene content. 

From there, we begin growing these strains locally.

Testing and Transparency

As New Mexico’s best cannabis dispensary, we focus on providing you with the highest quality products, free from pesticides or other introduced harmful chemicals. 

Each batch is tested per harvest by Scepter Labs or Steep Hill Labs, and information on each strain is available online and in-store. Potency and terpenes will vary from batch to batch, but you can always ask to see our potency, microbial, and terpene test reports.

Choose Verdes When Looking for the Best Cannabis Strains for Anxiety

When shopping at Verdes, you receive high-quality clean products supported by our knowledgeable and helpful staff. We provide comfortable and safe spaces for you to explore our products, ask questions, and find the best solutions for your wellness journey. 

Stop by one of our locations today to learn more about the best cannabis strains for anxiety.

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