How to Choose a Cannabis Strain for Depression

Cannabis is not a panacea for all that ails us. Much as people want to believe it, cannabis is not a miracle drug. It can do wonders to help people, but there is a complex relationship between what type of cannabis to use and how to use it. Depression is complicated. Every person is going to encounter different symptoms and reasons for seeking cannabis. Medical professionals can help determine how to use cannabis for depressive symptoms but it starts with knowing what strains are available and how they may be able to help. 


THC Strains

The most common strains may produce euphoria and stimulate a person’s appetite. For some, it might make them feel motivated while others may experience increased anxiety. High-THC strains are more common. CBD is less common but people still use it for various ailments.

  • Cinex: helps some people feel creative and increase energy. Terpene limonene is present which has been researched as support for anxiety and depression
  • Jack Herer: increases happiness and makes people feel creative. Brings motivation and increases a sense of peace and comfort. Distinctive pine aroma


CBD Strains

CBD can have effects that vary in intensity. While some may experience a high, others may not feel anything. Strains of CBD are often preferred by people who are new to cannabis or want to avoid side effects associated with anxiety from THC. 


Terpenes are also an important part of looking into cannabis strains. The compounds can shape the flavor and change the effects associated with different strains. 

  • Cannatonic: actually has a nice balance between THC and CBD though it is a high-CBD strain. If THC brings feelings of lethargy or sluggishness, this strain eases those effects. Brings some clarity and relief related to anxious thoughts and feelings
  • Harlequin: Equal distribution of THC and CBD. Helps improve mood but also may help with physical symptoms of depression


Find Support

Even though cannabis has been found to be effective in helping people with symptoms of mood disorders, professional support and advice are also helpful. Professionals who work with cannabis can help people find the right type of strain and discover what will work for their individual situation. It may also be used in conjunction with other treatments and programs they are on to find help for depression. Only that person and their professional support team can help them decide what will work best. Even if it takes some trial and error to see what aromas, flavors, and strains will work, there are many different ways to try things to find what will work and adjust as those needs change. 


Mary and Main offer premium products with only the best professionals in the business. Medical patients suffering from depression or symptoms associated with depression may benefit from speaking with a professional. With a wide variety of strains available, we can help you find what will work best for you. Call us today to get started.

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