Depression is a complex disorder, and cannabis is a complex plant. Research has yet to demystify the relationship between the two, and that’s an important consideration for those suffering from depression.
Despite these complexities, there are individuals who claim that cannabis helps them through depression. For some, cannabis can imbue the mind with an elevated sense of engagement and motivation. It can stimulate hunger, conversation with friends, and interest in hobbies and creative escapes. We highly encourage you to communicate with your medical professional to determine how cannabis may interfere with your current treatments and medications
It’s important to recognize that cannabis doesn’t serve everyone. If you find that cannabis is becoming a burden on your journey, it’s okay to set it aside temporarily or for the long haul.
And finally, remember that not all cannabis strains are equal:
- THC strains are the most common. They produce the euphoric high associated with cannabis, along with appetite stimulation. Some people find THC’s effects to pique curiosity and motivation, but others may find that it worsens anxiety. For high-THC strains, look for strains with diamonds below.
- CBD strains are less common. Because their effects range from no high at all to mild intoxication, these strains are often preferred by those who are new to cannabis or anyone looking to avoid the anxious side effects of THC. For CBD strains, look for strains with circles below.
As you explore new cannabis strains, pay attention to the terpenes (colours) that make up your favourites. These aromatic compounds are important to your experience as they shape the aroma, flavour, and potentially even the effects associated with different strains.
Granddaddy Purple is a soothing strain that can awaken appetite and encourage a sense of serenity throughout the mind and body. This strain is best saved for late nights when you need a little help finding a cool, calm headspace before bedtime.
Lemon Sour Diesel – Lemon Diesel induces a heavy body high from your first puff. The rush of energy kicks in quickly and you’ll feel highly motivated, but don’t beat yourself up if you aren’t productive. This is an energy that leaves you feeling happy and thoughtful, but might not actually get you far from the couch.
Pineapple Express – Pineapple Express just because it’s popular don’t mistake it for recreational users but rest assured it has medical benefits out the wazoo. This soothing, yet somehow euphoric, bud has the ability to lighten the mood and heighten productivity making it perfect for anyone that has problems with depression, chronic stress, anxiety, fatigue, or generalized restlessness.
Girl Scout Cookies – this strain has a very robust reputation in the cannabis world. It gives a euphoric high that makes it the perfect dessert after dinner or a nightcap just before bedtime.Girl Scout Cookies is perfect for treating medical conditions like depression, insomnia, inflammation, chronic pain, muscle spasms, and cramps.