Cannabis can be a double-edged sword when dealing with anxiety. Many different types of cannabinoids can actually cause more anxiety and make people even more anxious. Specific terpene profiles combined with certain cannabinoids has been used to ease the nerves and promote a better sense of calm. These combinations allow us to relax the Alpha pattern in our brains just enough to the point where we are not over analyzing every single thing that's going on around us. It's not that we're not aware. It's just that we're not as affected by everything that's moving. Cannabis slows things down to a point where we are able to be calm and more accepting of the environment around us.