Cannabis for Depression

According to the World Health Organization, over 350 million people suffer from depression, making it the most common disease in the world. Depression is not just a feeling, and often presents itself as a serious disorder or as a debilitating symptom of another disease. It prevents those who suffer from it from feeling joy and pleasure, making the most mundane tasks feel like they are unattainable. 

Research shows that Cannabis may have been used to treat depression as early as 1621, because it offered peace of mind, heightened mood, increased appetite, and helped ward off insomnia. Guess what? It still offers those same benefits today! If you decide to use cannabis to treat your depression, we recommend you start slowly by educating yourself, maintaining an open mind, and remain willing to experiment with different strains until you find your perfect fit. Here are a few strains that may help:

Super Sour Diesel

This strain is 100% Sativa, and is best used during the day as it may provide the user with a “boost”, leaving them feeling uplifted, euphoric, and creative. Some users report feeling both spacey and easily distracted after use, so it may be best to use when you don’t have any obligations. This is also a great strain to relieve stress and fatigue, which often accompany depression. 

Cookie OG

This strain is a 50/50 hybrid of Indica and Sativa. It can be used at any time of day, as it provides both a relaxing and cerebral (head) high. In addition, users have also reported feeling euphoric and uplifted, making their depression easier to take on. This strain has also been used to treat mood swings and stress.


This Sativa dominant strain (80/20) reportedly has high CBD levels, which means users may experience little-to-no psychoactive effects from it. However, it may make you feel energized, uplifted, focused, and clear-headed making it great for daytime use or when you need to get that big project done at work. This strain has also been used to treat anxiety, inflammation, and symptoms of Bipolar Disorder.

Do not be overwhelmed when it comes to choosing a strain! We are here to help guide you in the right direction. Our app will suggest customized strains to treat depression, other disorders, or achieve a desired mood. Download today! Available in the Apple Store and Google Play. 

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