Depression and Medical Marijuana

Those who suffer from psychological illnesses like PTSD, bipolar disorder, and depression may find relief in medical marijuana. When it comes to depression, people may feel sadness, hopelessness, and a loss of interest, and in extreme cases people may have thoughts of suicide or self harm.

According to Whaxy, "The two biggest things currently understood regarding the treatment of depression with cannabis are 1) sativa strains work better than indica and 2) low quantities are believed to be more effective than chronic use of large amounts throughout the day." Researchers have found that THC and a terpene called beta-caryophyllene (BCP) are especially effective components of the cannabis plant when it comes to treating depression.

For more information on medical marijuana and depression, and for recommendations on which strains have been especially successful in the treatment of the illness, click this link and visit Whaxy: