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Marijuana and Depression


Marijuana has been gaining popularity for many years now as more states legalize it for medical purposes as well as recreational. Most people are aware that THC is psychoactive and has the power to change the way we feel.


One thing many people want to know is whether cannabis can help with mood disorders like depression or anxiety. It’s true, cannabis can change how we feel, but how? The truth is, it really depends on the person as well as many other factors such as:

  • How much/when/what you last ate

  • Gender

  • Weight

  • Age

  • Dosage

  • Delivery method

  • Strain

…and more! All of these things can affect the way cannabis makes you feel, and there is no way to predict how it is going to make you feel ahead of time.


Can Marijuana Help Depressive Symptoms?

There is no straight answer to this question. As we previously mentioned, it depends on many things. For some, cannabis can help them feel more energized and focused while assisting with their mood.


For others, cannabis can make the depressive symptoms worse. Strain can make a big difference here. Typically, sativa dominant strains are more energizing while indica dominant tend to make people feel sleepy.


Indica is great if you are trying to fall asleep and get adequate rest but may not be good for people with depression, especially during the day.


So, whether marijuana can help people with depression depends. Although depression probably will not be considered a qualifying condition in Georgia, people with qualifying conditions may also have depression.


These people can kill two birds with one stone, so to speak. If you find that cannabis does not help your depressive symptoms, you can try a marijuana cream or tincture instead for your qualifying condition and see how that works for you.


Get Ready for Medical Marijuana in Georgia

Whether marijuana will help you with depression depends on you! In order to access medical marijuana dispensaries in the State of Georgia, you are going to need your medical marijuana card. The program is not yet operational, but it’s coming soon!


Cannabis is coming to Georgia, and it is best to be prepared when the time comes to access safe, legal medicine so you don’t have to wait any longer for the relief you deserve.

If you aren’t sure if you qualify, we can help!


You can reserve an evaluation online today with one of our compassionate cannabis doctors, and we’ll make an appointment for you just as soon as we can. Please let us know if you have any questions in the meantime!


You and your new doctor will discuss your conditions and whether you qualify for a Georgia Marijuana Card. And if you make your reservation online today, you’ll even save $25 off the cost of your evaluation!


Or feel free to call us at (866) 781-5606, and we can help answer your questions about getting medical marijuana in Georgia.


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