We all want to believe that life is just easy for everyone and that a smile is so simple to wear. According to the National Alliance On Mental Illness over 16 million Americans experienced a depressive episode last year. Depression is one of the the third most common causes of hospitalization in the U.S. for both youth and adults aged 18–44 due to lack of treatment. Cannabis has multiple side effects that boosts ones spirits without harming the body and helps fight depression. The strains recommended below were all said to leave users feeling uplifted, happy and euphoric. Find out more about strains for depression at Leafly.
A cannabis cup winner in 2012 & 2004 comes this sativa strain crossed between South Asian & Jamaican landrace. Amnesia Haze is a lemon-citrus flavored strain that also helps users feel very creative and relaxed. It can make you feel light headed so be sure to drink lots of water before smoking or vaporizing.
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A Indica dominant hybrid crossed between OG Kush & Skywalker. Skywalker OG also helps those with appetite disorders and stress. Side effects are listed as feeling extremely creative, relaxed, uplifted and also very very very thirsty.
NYC Diesel is a cross between Hawaiian and Sour Diesel making it a sativa dominant hybrid. This strain was at the top of its game in the early 2000's winning over 5 cannabis cup awards. Also a great strain for this who face social anxiety as it makes users extremely talkative. The top ranked side effect is happiness. Such a great side effect for something to carry.
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Did I do that? This beautiful strain was created in California as an Indica from Granddaddy Purple. This strain is a bit more of a couch lock strain. Purple Urkle leaves users feeling hungry enough to want to stop at the closest buffet and head home to binge watch Netflix.
Grape Ape is an Indica strain crossed between Afghani, Mendocino Purps, and Skunk. This is another heavy indica couch lock strain that leave users happy, hungry and sleepy. The name comes from its grape like aromas. Grape Ape is also a great strain for helping with pain acting as a muscle relaxer.