Can Cannabis Help with Depression?

Depression can feel like the end of the world. It can also feel like boredom or apathy. This particular mental illness comes in many forms, but luckily for you, so do depression-busting cannabis strains. As cannabis research facilities start to open across the nation, it will allow for more research and development of the historical plant.

With so many different strains available at your local dispensary, finding the right strain can be misleading.  So we decided to simplify everything and provide you with the ultimate list of different marijuana strains.

Check out our list of the best weed strains to help depression, and find out how a little sativa, indica, or hybrid bud can brighten your day.


God’s Gift


It’s called God’s Gift, and that’s pretty much exactly what it is. This indica strain, bred from Grandaddy Purple and OG Kush, comes with a THC percentage of 18-22 percent and a kick in the pants for your unpleasant mood. With such a higher THC strain, you can rest assure that you will be able to relax in peace and move forward with your day.

With a sweet, woody taste, God’s Gift banishes users’ stress, insomnia, depression, and anxiety. How’s that for a quadruple threat?





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With a 1:1 ratio of CBD to THC, Cannatonic is one of the most interesting strains out there. I’ve never come across it in the dispensary, but Leafly tells me there are a few vendors within twenty miles. It’s tempting.

Cannatonic was bred from MK Ultra and G-13 Haze. Above all, patients say that smoking it makes them feel happy. Along with fighting mental trouble, the hybrid strain also eases muscle spasms and pain. Many hybrid strains like cannatonic are taking appearing in our community, these cannabis strains are a rare mix of many of the growers best plants.





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LSD — yes, the strain of cannabis, not the chemical made in a lab — is a great choice when you’re feeling uninspired or unhappy. This one might have even more THC than God’s Gift, coming in at up to 24 percent. One of the more common strains in the northwestern part of the United States and it can be found in Denver, Colorado along with nearly every other popular marijuana strain.

With LSD, you don’t have to choose between body and brain highs. It’ll get you buzzed both ways, and soon enough you’ll leave your dismal thoughts in the dust. Allowing you to get out to the beach or go see a movie with a friend. Whatever it maybe you know that LSD can make it all better after a few sessions.


Mr. Nice Guy




He’s just as nice as they say he is. A cross between G-13 and Hash Plant, this hybrid will leave you super chill, taking away your stress and sadness without making you paranoid at all.

It’s a sneaky high, though, so take your time smoking it. That leave you feeling happy, relaxed and euphoric. This combination is the great mix to ease your mind from the daily depression and stress that always comes at the worst time.

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