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 (colors) that make up your favorites. These aromatic compounds are important to your experience as they shape the aroma, flavor, and potentially even the effects associated with different strains.Strains such as xxx og, granddaddy purple, sunset shebert, will help with depression.