Did you know that depression is the major cause of disability globally? This complex disorder affects more than 350 million people all over the world. Unfortunately, many people suffering from depression do not get the medication they need, and some do not know that they are depressed.
According to research done by the University of New Mexico and Relief App, cannabis flower may help depression patients by providing immediate relief for symptoms of depression. Further research is yet to demystify the connection between cannabis and depression. Some patients have claimed that cannabis helps them through depression, and this is a necessary consideration for other people battling depression.
Please note that cannabis does not work the same way for everyone and we advise that you pause using and consult your doctor if it becomes a hindrance in your journey.
Cannabis contains two significant cannabinoids, and their effects on depression may differ:
- Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The psychoactive ingredient in marijuana gives its’ users a euphoric high, which makes it appealing to many recreation users. It also boosts one’s appetite, and some people find its effects motivating, while in others, it may worsen anxiety.
- Cannabidiol (CBD). The non-psychoactive ingredient in marijuana provides numerous medicinal benefits without causing a high, and it is non-intoxicating. This is the cannabinoid that is mainly being studied for the treatment of depression.
Though there is some evidence that cannabis possesses anti-depressant properties, some scientists maintain that some side effects and risks must be addressed if considering cannabis, a treatment for depression.
- Black Diamond
Aroma: Highly pungent and musky
Cannabinoid Profile: 18-24%
Black diamond is an Indica-dominant marijuana strain that brings together Blueberry and Diamond OG. It is the perfect strain for patients in need of a strong medication while boosting their social skills and energy. It is highly effective in relieving tension in the muscles and brain and helps treat nausea. This pungent strain is associated with fits of giggles, and it is a good choice for those with a loss of appetite as it will make you extremely hungry. It is highly recommended for use at night to alleviate insomnia and induce you into a good nights’ sleep.
- Blueberry Kush
Aroma: Smooth Blueberry sent
Taste: Lovely Blueberry taste
Cannabinoid Profile: 24% THC
Blueberry Kush is an Indica dominant marijuana strain that resulted from carefully breeding Blueberry and OG strains. This sweet fruity strain produces a high euphoric feeling and makes you happy. Its effects combine to give your body a strong that helps forget all your stress and tension as it draws you into a calm mood. Thanks to its Indica genetics, this strain is a great natural pain reliever with numerous medicinal benefits. It is best taken at night when its powerful sedation effects will impart a sleepy and relaxed mood.
- Godfather OG
Aroma: Pungent pine and earthy
Taste: Smooth grape flavor
Cannabinoid Profile: 25% THC
AKA ‘Don of all OGs,’ the Godfather OG strain is an extremely powerful Indica dominant hybrid that results from combining the one and only Alpha OG with XXX OG. It is famous for providing a pleasant fuzzy buzz mental high that boosts your creativity while helping you relax and forget all pain! This extremely potent strain begins with a cerebral rush, and soon you will feel like a dark cloud has been offloaded from your mind. This feel-good strain will cause all happiness to come bursting out from within you. Its euphoric effects on emotional and physical well-being will give you a lazy mood of not wanting to do anything or go anywhere. It is best taken in the evening.
- Gorilla Glue
Aroma: Strong diesel and earth
Taste: Notes of chocolate and coffee
Cannabinoid Profile: 18-24% THC
Gorilla Glue is a Sativa dominant hybrid containing high THC levels, with some dispensaries availing it at 32% THC. This strain is famous for putting its users in an utterly chill mode. You can expect a full-body buzz and uplifting cerebral effects that leave you in an upbeat mood. It is best taken on your day off or in the evening when you want to relax. Since it has very minimal CBD levels, Gorilla Glue is not suitable for serious health conditions like cancer. But it is excellent for conditions such as headaches and insomnia. The Indica in Gorilla Glue provides sedating effects that alleviate arthritis pain. Since it has high THC levels, this strain effectively treats disorders stemming from the mind/mental disorders like stress, anxiety, and depression.
The world is in the midst of a cannabis boom, with numerous products popping up everywhere. Recreation and medical users are looking to buy cheap weed online now that it’s known as a relaxant and pain reliever. But there is more to this natural herb. Although research into the use of cannabis as a treatment for depression is limited, its proponents say that cannabis has all the benefits to treat and cure depression.