The use of marijuana in the treatment of depression


You may be among the millions of people who suffer from depression. And maybe you tried to enjoy it too marijuana and relieve your problems. Many cannabis users confirm that cannabis is depressed very positive effects. Unfortunately, scientific evidence is still lacking.

Clinical depression is a mental disorder defined by an abnormally depressed mood that causes significant limitations in daily life. Depression can be triggered by social, psychological or biological stresses and can be caused by psychological trauma or chemical imbalance in the brain. Symptoms include mood swings such as apathy or hopelessness, sleep problems, loss of energy, isolation, excessive appetite or loss of appetite, weight gain or weight loss, and other mental and physical changes. There is no cure for depression, but many patients find relief in the treatment and use of prescription antidepressants.

Because depression occurs differently in everyone, the effects of marijuana on depression in different patients are also different. In 2015, a study by the American University at Buffalo showed that endocannabinoid levels were significantly reduced in stress-exposed laboratory rats. Endocannabinoids work in the nervous system and control sleep, mood, emotions, cognitive behavior, appetite, sexual intercourse and pain.

Cannabinoids in the cannabis plant work with endocannabinoid receptors either by enhancing their signal to the brain or by increasing declining levels of endocannabioids. In patients suffering from chronic diseases, we sometimes experience depression due to incurable pain, which can affect the quality of life. Sometimes a dose of pain-relieving cannabis is enough to relieve symptoms and improve mood.

However, research into the effects of marijuana on depression is still in its infancy, and some physicians still claim that long-term marijuana use may exacerbate depression. If you are considering using marijuana to treat depression, it is important that you discuss all the circumstances with your doctor so that you can make the right decision about what will be good for your body.


The two most effective cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), have effects on depressive symptoms. THC is a cannabinoid that is psychoactive (causes "curiosity"), so it's great for stimulating mood. In some cases, however, the effects of a sativa with a high THC content can cause anxiety.

CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid with all therapeutic effects. If depression causes physical pain, tension, or migraines, strains high in CBD or CBD oil can provide relief without psychoactive effects. CBD is one of the cannabinoids in the cannabis plant with the greatest healing effects.

Patients looking for a cannabis variety suitable for the treatment of depression should first consider whether they want a higher THC or CBD content. If they desire a mind-upening effect, they should look for sativa varieties with a higher terpene content. These varieties usually bear traces of citrus. They are also known for their pain-relieving effects and for their uncontrollable laughter. And who wouldn't want him, right?

If the patient is concerned that the uplifting strain of sativa will cause excessive anxiety in him, he should choose a variety rich in CBD content. These are great for pain relief and soothing.

If the patient suffers from anxiety and tension, and because of this he sleeps poorly, indica is a great choice for him.