Medicinal Value of Cannabis
Cannabis has been used as a therapeutic self-treatment for thousands of years. However, it has just recently started to receive widespread acceptance as a viable health treatment throughout the medical community. As research progresses on the medicinal value of cannabis, scientists are finding it difficult to deny the remarkable curative potential of this amazing plant.
Cannabinoids, such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), are the chemical compounds produced by cannabis that provide users relief from pain, nausea, and depression, and a host of other ailments. These powerful compounds imitate biochemicals produced by our bodies called endocannabinoids, which assist in maintaining health and homeostasis. When endocannabinoids are deficient or fail to function properly, the body will respond by presenting a host of negative symptoms and complications.
When cannabis is inhaled, ingested, or absorbed, cannabinoids bind to receptors within our brains and bodies. Effects vary depending on the type of cannabinoids consumed and the receptors to which they bind. Customizable relief is achievable by providing patients with specific strains of cannabis containing the cannabinoids that best treat their symptoms.
Cannabis for Depression
Cannabis contains over 100 types of cannabinoids. Of those, many have established medical use. Specific cannabinoids that have been identified as effective treatment for depression include: cannabichromene (CBC), cannabigerol (CBG), cannabinol (CBN), as well as CBD and THC. When seeking cannabis for depression treatment, consider the following strains:
3 Kings is a tangy tasting cannabis strain with a high level of CBC. The origins of this hybrid include Sour Diesel, OG Kush, and Headband. 3 Kings is known to be a powerful pain reliever and antidepressant. This CBC-heavy strain may also be used to increase appetite and reduce nausea.
The fruity and floral flavored Destroyer strain is rich in CBG and THC. Destroyer is frequently used to combat depression, stress, and fatigue. It is also known to increase energy and cause feelings of euphoria.
High in CBN cannabinoid levels, Animal Cookies is a sweet and sour scented strain of cannabis known for being an extremely powerful alleviator of stress, pain, and depression. Animal Cookies tends to increase relaxation and feeling of happiness in patients.
Sour Tsunami is another excellent stress-relieving antidepressant with a musky yet sweet smell and taste. This cannabis strain is also used to treat fatigue, pain, and inflammation, and is known to increase creativity, focus, relaxation, and feelings of euphoria.
Earthy and fruity, Kosher Kush consistently possesses some of the highest THC levels of all cannabis strains, routinely testing between 20%-30%. This highly potent plant is used for insomnia, lack of appetite, stress, pain, and depression.
Learn More About Cannabis for Depression Options
Speak with an experienced TOPS Cannabis representative to learn more about our cannabis strains for depression. We will help you choose which strains and products are available to best meet your needs. While we have a doctor on staff, our team cannot prescribe you anything and can only recommend what we think would be best for you. Reach out today to learn more.