We recommend starting low and slow. If you consistently experience anxiety or paranoia with cannabis in your system, you may consider trying a micro-dose of edibles. (Feel free to check out our Dosing for Beginners chart by clicking here.) With a micro-dose, the onset is slower and the intensity feels more manageable. That being said, you may utilize the opportunity to practice managing and reducing your anxiety and paranoia by employing mindfulness techniques, such as deep intentional breathing, repeating affirmations, being in nature or listening to relaxing music. We believe cannabis can teach you many things, including how to effectively manage intense emotions.