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The Best Marijuana Strains for Depression

A number of studies have been conducted to determine how marijuana helps combat depression.  Marijuana really is a viable alternative to traditional antidepressant medication taken in pill form.  In fact, many argue certain strains of marijuana are even more effective than other supposed remedies.  Let’s take a look at the best marijuana strains for depression relief. 

Jack Herer

Head out to your local dispensary and you will almost certainly find Jack Herer.  This strain is moderately priced, quite tasty and most importantly, effective at treating depression.  Jack Herer is a sativa strain, meaning it energizes and motivates.  Give Jack Herer a try and you will feel immediately uplifted.  Most of those who try Jack Herer report the strain also activates the mind, allowing for enhanced focus.

Classic Cookies

Pick up a variety of cookies, be it Girl Scout, Cookies and Cream, Orange Cookies or another flavor, and you will emerge from your depression in surprisingly little time.  Cookies calm the nerves, elevate the mood and induce happiness.  Opt for the Classic Cookies strain and you will enjoy an influx of limonene that proves quite invigorating.  Your mood will change in as little as a couple minutes as you enjoy newfound mental clarity and depression relief.

Sour Tsunami

Sour tsunami has proven effective at treating depression as well as anxiety.  Sour tsunami has a one-to-one ratio of CBD to THC.  Give Sour Tsunami a taste and your anxiety will dissipate without delay.  You will feel a peaceful sense of calm wash over your mind.  Furthermore, this strain will enhance your mood and help you overcome depression.


Those who know their marijuana strains typically think of Cannatonic as being high in CBD due to decreased THC levels.  Those who try Cannatonic report it induces a deep state of relaxation, eases anxiety and promotes feelings of happiness without an overpowering buzz.  If you plan on smoking, vaporizing or eating this strain, you will be able to enjoy it morning, day and night.  Cannatonic is perfect for day use as it is not highly psychedelic.

Blue Dream

Take a look at the Blue Dream reviews on the web and in industry literature and you will find it is widely revered.  Blue Dream seems to have the most potential as an effective treatment for multiple conditions.  Whether you are suffering from depression, anxiety or headaches, there is a good chance Blue Dream can help.  This sativa strain elevates the mind and mood, minimizes depression and eases anxiety.  The best part is Blue Dream tastes absolutely amazing. 

OG Kush

OG Kush is one of California’s premier strains.  Take a puff and your depression will vanish in mere seconds.  Indeed, OG Kush provides quite the incredible high.  A single hit of this indica-dominant hybrid strain will induce immediate euphoria that lifts your energy, mind and mood.  OG Kush has also proven effective for migraine headache relief.  Those plagued by stress disorders also swear by this powerful strain.


This high-CBD strain has twice as much CBD as THC.  Harlequin has elevated levels of beta-caryophyllene and limonene that ensure the strain provides users with a positive yet calming feeling.  Harlequin also has a considerable amount of myrcene so it produces more of an easy-going high than other strains.  Give Harlequin a try and you won’t feel excessively intoxicated.  You will still be able to function yet you will not feel the overwhelming mental weight of depression.

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