Cannabis and What Ails You: Dealing with Depression - the “Silent Killer”
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Cannabis and What Ails You: Dealing with Depression – the “Silent Killer”

July 19, 2018
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In this segment of Cannabis and Ailments, we cover the topic of depression; a touchy and important subject that is never easy to discuss. The most important thing we want to say is that there is always help available and if you are having an extra bad day, we urge that you please seek assistance.

Cannabis and Depression

Similar to anxiety, depression is also an extremely different experience for everyone. Some may feel alone or isolated even when surrounded by a group of people, or they may feel like they’re in a black hole where nothing matters.

When this happens, self-care often gets ignored – simple daily necessities like eating or bathing just don’t get done. You can have no motivation to go about your day and it can feel like a drag from the moment your feet hit the ground in the morning. Some can find it difficult to rest, and some can accomplish nothing but getting rest, it all varies.

Depression comes in countless forms and not everyone feels the same way, but most who suffer from this invisible burden can agree that the struggle to find compassion and understanding in a chaotic and frustrating world is consistent and very real.

Diagnosing depression

depression and cannabis

Similar to anxiety, it can be difficult to diagnose depression, and even more challenging to treat it once recognized. Trying to figure out what works best for you is not a one-step process. Often times cannabis consultants will want to suggest the best sativa on the menu; however, this wouldn’t necessarily be ideal if the consumer also suffers from anxiety.

When providing details of your depression, it is also extremely helpful to share about any other ailments you may have. This will greatly help to best determine a well-rounded cannabis regiment for you that can provide assistance with most, if not all of your discomforts.

We always recommend that you be as transparent as you can with a consultant, and if you need more privacy than is being provided, please don’t hesitate to ask for some. We believe all dispensaries have the same agenda as we do here at Oasis, to help as best we can with what we have to work with.

We hope you will feel comfortable letting us know what kind of relief you are searching for, and inform us of what may cause or trigger your depression. Does it have warning signs of its impending arrival or creep in with no warning? The more information you can provide, the easier it is for a consultant to assist in finding the ideal solution.

Cannabinoids for Depression

Below you’ll see a list of known cannabinoids that are renowned to help with depression, as well as specific terpenes you’ll want to look out for. Please take these into consideration for treating your depression and figuring out what relief you need in each moment.

  • CBD – non-psychoactive, calming effect for anxiety and depression
  • CBG – anti-insomnia, stimulates brain cell & bone growth
  • CBC – found to be 10x more effective than CBD in treating anxiety, stress, & depression
  • CBN – is the result of THC degrading, found to be extremely sedating
  • THC – psychoactive, relief from anxiety, stress, and depression without suppressing emotions
  • Limonene – stress relief and mood elevator
  • Linalool – helps to relieve anxiety and depression
  • Cineol – anti-bacterial, anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, bronchodilator

These are some of the cannabis components you should search for when looking for your ideal relief. Never hesitate to request more information. If you need help selecting an item that would work best for you, please ask us! Whether it is an edible or flower question, we are here for you 24/7.

Ask Your Local Dispensary

Remember, today’s varieties of strains are all hybrids of Indicas and Sativas, so look for your best solution to help with your uplift in mood and energy. There is hope that cannabis can help with your depression; a solution can be found and we want to help!    

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