depression & cannabis

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Depression is a complex mood disorder that often leaves sufferers unable to work, eat, sleep or have fun due to their inability to feel joy or pleasure. Several forms of depression exist:

  • Major depression — constant inability to enjoy life for six months or more
  • Dysthymia — at least two years of mild depression with stable periods
  • Bipolar disorder or manic depression — depression with rapid mood changes, often accompanied by hyperactivity, impulsive behavior, rapid speech, and insomnia
  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) — depression triggered by seasonal changes

Cannabis is a faster-working alternative to antidepressants that stimulates the endocannabinoid system and speeds up the growth and development of nervous tissue with little to no troublesome side effects

This natural remedy offers patients peace of mind & battles stress by enhancing mood, providing energy and focus, relieving anxiety, inducing hunger, and combating insomnia

Occasional or daily cannabis consumers have lower levels of depressive symptoms than non-users. Researchers have discovered that THC in low doses can serve as an antidepressant and produces serotonin.  The cannabinoids THC and CBD are known to exert sedative, antidepressant, and antipsychotic effects on consumers ✌🏻💚🌱

Angela Colandrea