It’s no secret that cannabis can improve depressive symptoms. There are numerous studies, like this one, that show how various cannabis strains have helped people through depression. This is because of its interaction with the endocannabinoid system.
Cannabis has the ability to provide the mind with elevated senses that are pleasant and positive. However, not all cannabis is created equal. Here are the seven best weed strains for treating depression.
Purple OG Kush
This strain is an indica-dominant hybrid that is useful in not just treating depression but also chronic pain, lack of appetite, insomnia, and stress. The high is chilled out, spacey, and great for sleep. Like other indicas, it provides a nice body buzz. Purple OG Kush is popular as a medical strain and common in British Columbia.
Blue Dream is a potent cross stemming from the hugely successful Blueberry X Haze strains. It’s marginally sativa dominant (60 percent sativa/40 percent indica) and has a moderately high THC content. The wide range of indica and sativa effects make it well suited for people with mild to moderate depression.
Tom Ford Pink Kush
Tom Ford Pink Kush, abbreviated as “TFPK,” is an indica-dominant hybrid strain (80 percent indica/20 percent sativa). It’s high THC levels are perfect for depression as well as anxiety, chronic, stress, pain, insomnia, and fatigue.
Alaskan Thunder Fuck
Alaskan Thunder Fuck, or “ATF,” is a sativa-dominant hybrid. It’s very common because it gives a rush that’s unlike other strains. Thanks to its uplifting qualities, the strain can be smoked in the morning or during the day, making it a great anytime strain for people with depressive symptoms.
This exotic indica dominant hybrid has a THC content of around 20 percent. It’s known to give users a delicious taste and uplifting high. This happy strain is a great nighttime remedy for trouble sleeping and depression.
This is another indica-dominant hybrid strain. It differs from some of the other hybrids previously mentioned thanks to its quality as a top shelf quad (AAAA). It’s name comes from it’s shimmering appearance and candy-like taste.
The body buzz and euphoric feelings are nice to settle in for a night at home. This paired with the high THC content makes it very suitable for sufferers of mild to moderate depression and anxiety.
Bubba OG is low in CBD and high in THC. For medicinal users wanting a higher CBD strain, this isn’t the one for you. With that said, the body effects from the THC are strongly felt.
This strain is known to stimulate appetite and provide a calming body buzz. Most medicinal users appreciate this strain for helping with headache as well as depression.
The Best Weed Strains for You
Cannabis strains don’t impact everyone equally. Experiment with which styles of cannabis work best for you and dial in your dosages.
The antidepressant-like effects make the plant a great natural alternative to over-the-counter medications. Cannabis is also less harmful and less addictive than other options.
Keep in mind that depending on how you like to administer cannabis will also change the onset, duration, and effects. If in doubt, take it slow because you can always have more.