Cannabis can help with depression through a number of cannabinoids and terpenes that work together through the Entourage Effect. One of the main ways cannabis combats depression is due to the positive effect CBD has on the production of serotonin by acting on the 5HT1A receptors in the brain. This effect is amplified by terpenes such as limonene and caryophyllene. 

THC, on its own, acts on the CB1/CB2 receptors, creating a buffer against depression due to its psychoactive effect (in low to medium doses). Together, THC and CBD can alleviate the major symptoms of depression like; insomnia, fatigue, loss of appetite and chronic pain.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO more than 300 million people across the world experience depression. If you’re experiencing anxiety, low self-esteem, chronic stress and or a lack of appetite and sleep, there is a distinct possibility that you could be one of those millions who is currently fighting depression.

But have you considered the possibility that medical marijuana could actually be used to treat depression?

The common symptoms of depression include continuous low mood or sadness, feeling hopeless and helpless, having low self-esteem and or feelings of anxiety.

While pharmaceutical drugs remain the most common treatments for depression, many more people are now considering several alternatives like medical cannabis. 

Indeed, in recent years, a growing body of scientific research has come to light, indicating strongly that medical marijuana has serious potential in helping to reduce the symptoms related to depression.

Research Highlights the Efficacy of Cannabis as a Treatment for Depression

The fascinating world of cannabis health continues to arouse the curiosity of scientists around the globe. As such, it was only natural for them to study the potential effects and medical benefits that medical cannabis could have when used as a treatment for the depression crisis that seems to be engulfing so much of our planet.

In September of 2019, a study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, suggested that inhaling cannabis can significantly reduce short-term levels of depression. Of those taking part in the analysis, 89.3% experienced a significant reduction in feelings of depression. 

The analysis also revealed that cannabis was effective in reducing anxiety (over the short-term) and stress. Another study conducted in 2014 was carried out to understand the effects of CBD, one of the dominant cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. The analysis revealed that CBD interacted with the serotonin receptors in our brain, which, in turn, helped to lower anxiety and depression levels. 

As the level of research on cannabis increases, It is now thought that it could potentially help with depression relief through a number of cannabinoids and terpenes contained within the plant that synergise through the Entourage Effect. 

The Best Marijuana Strains for Depression 

There are many strains that may help in curbing depression symptoms due to the chemical balance of cannabinoids and cannabis terpenes displayed in the cannabis plant. 

With research and user testimony indicating that medical marijuana has the potential to treat depression, many people have started using different marijuana strains as an alternative treatment for the condition. For beginners, it can be a bit daunting trying to understand the differences between indica strains, sativa strains and CBD strains. 

Indeed, understanding the type of cannabis strains best suited to your needs is vital when using medical marijuana so, to help you on your way, we have compiled a list of some of the best strains for treating depression.

Pineapple Express

An increasingly popular choice and one of the best strains for treating depression is the world-famous hybrid Pineapple Express. This wonderfully uplifting strain boasts the combination of effectiveness and flavour or its parents, Trainwreck and Hawaiian.

The heavy-hitting combination of Trainwreck and Hawaiian produces a wonderful Sativa dominant hybrid with a THC ratio somewhere between 17-20% with low CBD readings of less than 1%.

With a terpene profile that contains caryophyllene, limonene and myrcene, this hugely popular cannabis cup winner can help to energize the body, and improve productivity, making it an excellent strain to treat depression.

Blue Dream

A Sativa dominant hybrid, with high levels of THC, Blue Dream is thought to be one of the best strains for relaxing both mind and body which also makes it one of the best cannabis strains for depression. 

With a high THC ratio (approaching 20%) Blue Dream is one of the more potent strains and thought to be particularly effective in the treatment of stress and depression. Blue Dream ́s terpene profile shows high levels of limonene, pinene, and myrcene that may help to control mood disorders.

A cross of Blueberry with Haze, Blue Dream is a sativa strain that achieves full-body relaxation with some subtle cerebral stimulation. With a sweet berry aroma similar to that of its Blueberry parent, Blue Dream can help to treat depression without any heavy sedative effects. As such, Blue Dream is a popular daytime medicine for those looking for a little depression relief. 

Sour Diesel

Commonly known as Sour D, this fantastic hybrid strain has the potential to aid several stress disorders, including physical pain, and, depression and anxiety.

Another sativa strain, this time a  Sativa dominant hybrid that is said to have descended from Chemdog 91 and Super Skunk, Sour Diesel is rich in terpenes caryophyllene, myrcene, and limonene that lend itself to this strains peppery, citrus-like aroma and taste. This fast-acting behemoth can produce energising cerebral effects that have made Sour Diesel a legendary strain amongst cannabis enthusiasts and medical patients looking to treat mood disorders.

With a high THC ratio between 16 and 20%,  Sour Diesel has the potential to lift your mood and energy levels, making it a great cannabis strain that could provide a strong antidepressant effect for those suffering from depression. 

Jack Herer

A descendant of Shiva Skunk and Northern Lights #5. Jack Herer is a wildly popular hybrid strain that is famed for its uplifting qualities and antidepressant effect that is said to induce both happiness and creativity.

This type of strain, a Sativa dominant hybrid, is favoured by many for their stress-relieving effects as well as their balanced blend of sativa and indica effects.

Jack Herer’s THC ratio usually sits around 15 to 20%, with its dominant terpenes terpinolene, limonene and pinene thought to be particularly useful in boosting mood and focus. With a rich, piney, woody aroma, Jack Herer is a smooth yet potent strain and amongst seasoned marijuana users, remains one of the best strains for treating depression and reducing anxiety. 

Other strains worthy of a mention include OG Kush Seeds, Super Silver Haze Seeds and any of the classic Cookies strains which can all prove to be potentially effective in reducing the symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Indeed, the potential benefits of cannabis on the mind and body seem to be endless so If you ́re one of the millions suffering from depression and you’re interested in growing your own cannabis to help treat depression, please visit our growing community for more information on our huge selection of award-winning and popular strains for depression relief.

We have a vast range of seeds including sativa and indica strains, CBD strains, CBD oils and much more to choose from including popular strains like Mango Kush, Girl Scout Cookies and Northern lights.

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    5G

    Feminized | Medicinal

    A Soma Seeds upgrade of a classic Purple Caper triple threat, 5G is an indica-dominant cannabis hybrid with a high-profile heritage that’s lent it electrifying euphoric effects, a lighter scent, and a sweeter flavour profile than its superpowered predecessor.

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    SoPurple

    SoPurple is a feminised purple cannabis strain from Soma Seeds. This high THC indica-dominant hybrid boasts a rich legacy and a buffet of incredible flavours and aromas bound to impress even the most seasoned seedsman.

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    Flap Jacks

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    Yielding stacks of sticky cannabis resin, Flap Jacks is a formidable marijuana hybrid from the In -House Genetics seed co that’s loaded with bag appeal and potent THC-dominant effects that’ll send your hunger into overdrive.

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    Forest Dream

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    These terpene-rich, flavourful, hybrid feminized cannabis seeds from the highly respected Dutch Passion are a must for any true cannaisseur. Expect high THC, potent, sativa-dominant effects, and lingering flavours of pine, wood, and lemon from this instant Dutch classic.

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    Biscotti X

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    Biscotti X is an exceptional indica-dominant hybrid from Purple Caper Seeds brimming with Kush heritage and sweet and buttery Cookies flavours. Growers of these regular seeds can expect tall plants, high yields, beautiful looking lime green, frost-covered buds, and a high THC level that ensures a truly euphoric high.

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    Alien Breath

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    A surefire modern classic rich in OG Kush heritage, Alien Breath from In House Genetics Seeds blends new and old-school strains for a high THC, terpene-rich treat of a cannabis strain.

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    33rd Degree

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    In-House Genetics 33rd Degree is an indica-dominant hybrid that brings OG Kush and Girl Scout Cookies genetics together to create an earthy, fruity and highly potent cannabis strain. This high THC level marijuana grows beautifully under a coat of crystal trichomes.

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    Crystal Cookies

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    A new take on a classic Cookies cut from the In-House Genetics seedbank, Crystal Cookies is an absolute gem for growers old and new and a shining example of what it takes to make a top-shelf indica-dominant hybrid.

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    Amsterdam Amnesia

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    Amsterdam Amnesia seeds from Dutch Passion is Barney´s offering of the legendary Cannabis Cup winning coffeeshop favourite, Amnesia Haze. This rich sativa dominant hybrid packs a hefty punch, although amnesia is unlikely because you’re going to remember this one!

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    Tropicanna Banana

    Feminized | Medicinal

    A mix of multiple seed bank classics, creating a unique yet simultaneously old-school flavour, Tropicanna Banana cannabis seeds are a sativa-dominant hybrid from Barney’s Farm Seeds. A potent, high THC strain with a bubbly personality, this is a chilled-out masterpiece.

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    Mimosa Evo

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    With its refreshing citrus flavour and titanic THC-levels pushing up to 30%, Mimosa Evo is a fruity and zesty indica-dominant hybrid from Barney’s Farm that takes brunching to the next level.

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    Phantom OG

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    Phantom OG is a cannabinoid-rich kush and cookies combo from the folks at Barney’s Farm that packs a monstrous sativa buzz to scare your worries away and send a tingle down your spine.

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    Blueberry Cheese

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    Packing some serious psychoactive power and a pungent aroma to match, Blueberry Cheese is a sweet and stinky feminised cannabis hybrid and one of Barney’s Farm strongest indica-dominant strains, making it a must for fans of sensory intensity.

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    Mac Daddy

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    Following in the footsteps of its big-blooming forefathers, MAC Daddy is a Purple Caper hybrid that’s packing funky fresh colours and fizzy soda flavours plus a mood-boosting psychoactive kick that’s off the chain!

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    Cookie F2

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    A Bay Area strain from the fine folks at Purple Caper, Cookie F2 regular seeds are an indica-dominant, high THC, hybrid, seed bank favourite amongst true marijuana connoisseurs, with big, dense buds providing intense, sweet, creamy flavours.

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