The study, which gave rat models a synthetic form of THC, found that THC stimulated the production of serotonin. Serotonin helps reduce depression naturally, which means that medical marijuana could help reduce peoples’ need for anti-depressants. The study, however, did find that cannabis could have adverse effects and worsen depression symptoms at higher doses.
Lemon Haze is a marijuana strain that has a THC content of between 15% to 20% and a cannabidiol (CBD) content below 1%. Lemon Haze is known for its uplifting and joyous effects and depending on the person, Lemon Haze can produce relaxed or energetic feelings. Lemon Haze has a prominent lemon flavor and smell, which is associated with the presence of limonene. The presence of limonene, associated with its uplifting attributes, makes Lemon Haze a great choice for people with depression.
Linalool, which is a terpene known for its floral aroma, is known to be especially helpful with mental conditions. Linalool, which is also found in plants like mint and cinnamon, can help reduce stress, anxiety, and depression.
Yes, for some people marijuana can help alleviate some symptoms of depression. Marijuana stimulates the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is a network of receptors found throughout the body. The ECS can speed up the growth and development of the nervous system tissue to help people battle depression. Marijuana also can positively enhance the mood of people with depression and benefit them by adding stimulation, relaxing them or helping them sleep.
Terpenes are oils produced by some plants, including cannabis. Terpenes are used to flavor and scent products like aromatherapy oils and cleaning solutions. Terpenes in marijuana are responsible for giving different strains of cannabis their smell and flavor. There are about 120 terpenes that are found across all of the varieties of cannabis, though some are more present than others. Besides just smell and taste, terpenes work together with cannabinoids to boost their effects. Now, people are paying attention not only to the strain but also the terpene profile in their cannabis to figure out which marijuana helps ease depression symptoms.
AK-47 is a 80% sativa-dominant hybrid cannabis strain that’s known for steady and long lasting effects. It has 14-20% THC and is known to help with depression, stress and anxiety. AK-47 can help stimulate mental alertness and keep people going throughout the day.
Limonene, which is the second most common terpene found in cannabis, is known for its citrus scent and flavor. Limonene is known to relieve both depression and anxiety, though it can also help stimulate the immune system, alleviate gastrointestinal issues, and fight tumors and infections.
Amnesia Haze is a cannabis sativa strain known for its uplifting and energy-creating effects. It’s known to reduce stress and relax the mind. Amnesia Haze has a citrusy sent, which is associated with the presence of limonene, which helps add to its anti-depressant qualities. Amnesia Haze also helps with fatigue and migraines.
A 2007 study from McGill University in Montreal, Canada found that tetrahydrocannbinol (THC) can serve as an anti-depressant. Dr. Gabriella Gobbi of McGill University was encouraged to conduct the study after she had seen anecdotal evidence that cannabis could help reduce depressive symptoms.
Depression can mean different things to different people—it can be something folks struggle with for years, it can be felt strongest during the dark and cold winter months, it can be present only after a woman gives birth, it can be part of a person’s diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder or anxiety. The numbers
Do you find yourself sinking into winter blues? The darkest, coldest and shortest days of the year can be hard and depressing. If you suffer from clinical depression, you’re more susceptible.
Blue Dream is an epic all-around strain that has rightfully earned its place among the West Coast strains hall of fame. It takes you on a spectacular trip – relieves tension and pain, making you mentally alert to experience a pleasant clear-headed euphoria. This sativa-dominant hybrid is certainly one of the ‘go-to’ strains for treating depression, headaches or migraines, muscle aches and menstrual cramps.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 300 million people from around the world have depression. Fifteen percent of the adult population will experience it at some point in their lives. Depression does not discriminate: it can affect anybody and can look different from person to person.
Pineapple Express, which was created as an homage to the stoner comedy movie starring Seth Rogan, takes you on a jubilant, energized high. Touted as the strain with the happiest of highs, it meshes perfectly with creative endeavors. Pineapple Express is a powerful (and delicious) weapon against depression, anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), general lethargy and nausea.
Throughout history, cannabis has been used as an antidepressant, and some recent research suggests that it works. Researchers at the University of Utrecht, for example, found that cannabis activated the endocannabinoid receptors in depressed people, altering their negative responses to emotions and situations. Want to give it a try to see if it’ll lift your mood? We have put together a list of eight powerful medical cannabis strains to try. (Note that clinical depression is a serious illness, so please consult a doctor.)
We think of Jack Herer as the powerhouse cannabis strain with heavy sativa properties. This highly regarded medicinal strain has moderate THC levels coupled with high levels of CDB. It is lauded for its efficacy in treating depression, anxiety and ADHD. It produces a relaxing body buzz, boost of energy, and lucid cerebral effect.
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Its lineage is shrouded in mystery but Chemdog’s potency is no secret. Its high THC levels make Chemdog an excellent choice for treating stress, pain, anxiety, depression, arthritis, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It is also used for reducing nausea, fighting insomnia, and improving appetite. Chemdog provides relief to those experiencing cachexia or “wasting syndrome.”
Takeaway: Did you know that medical marijuana can help cure the blues? As in all things cannabis, some strains are going to be more effective than others in treatment. This article lays out a few.
Did you know that medical marijuana can help cure the blues? These 8 strains could be what the doctor ordered.