Depression is a complicated mental illness. There are many ways that depression can show symptoms and different ways that someone can experience it. Whether it be situational or chronic, depression is something that can be hard to deal with. Below are top strains that have been shown to help relieve symptoms of depression.
- Jack Herer
Jack Here is named after the famous cannabis activist and provides an uplifted mood and creative buzz that can help you get through the day. If you’re feeling low, unmotivated, low levels of concentration, or any other symptom of depression, you’ll want to give Jack Herer a try. A perfect wake-and-bake strain, Jack Herer is ideal for daily use and keeps you going throughout the day for any activity.
Harlequin is a CBD-dominant strain. If you are looking for a strong psychoactive feeling to help with depression, you might want to skip this strain. While it does not provide a strong high, it can help relieve symptoms of depression. Not only can Harlequin help with depression, but the high-CBD content can help combat anxiety that high THC strains can bring. Harlequin can help with relaxation and mood improvement, even without psychoactive effects.
- Granddaddy Purple (GDP)
A change in appetite is a common symptom of depression, especially the loss of appetite. Granddaddy Purple (GDP) can help bring your appetite back while inducing calmness throughout your body. GDP can cause a pretty quick reaction that can make you feel calm both physically and mentally. The taste of GDP is often described as tasting like candy that can leave you with a party in your mouth and mind and is one reason it’s one of the most sought-after strains to help with depression.
Like Harlequin, Cannatonic is a CBD-rich strain and is one of the best strains to help with depression symptoms without the potential to induce anxiety. It’s a perfect strain for those who want to be relieved from symptoms while also being able to get through the day without psychoactive effects. A balanced hybrid, Cannatonic provides an equal benefit of a cerebral buzz and a boost of energy to get you through the day.
- Blackberry Kush
Blackberry Kush is an Indica-dominant hybrid that provides a relaxing and peaceful effect that is perfect for an end-of-night session, especially if you are struggling to fall asleep. Because of the relaxing properties, it’s great to help cope with any anxiety, stress, nervousness, and sleep, which are commonly associated with depression.
Another go-to strain to help ease symptoms of depression is XJ-13. A strain high in THC is great for elevating your mood, but it might be your go-to if you need a boost of creativity, help with any social anxiety, and give you a large boost of energy. It can also help you get through the day and keep your head clear and help with productivity.
Strains can impact everyone differently depending on the cannabinoids and terpenes that are present in each strain and how your body’s endocannabinoid system metabolizes cannabis. If you are experiencing any symptoms of depression, please consult your primary care physician to understand your treatment options. Please remember, cannabis cannot cure depression but can ease symptoms temporarily.