Cannabis and mood disorders

Published Feb 28, 2019 12:00 p.m. ET

Professionals will put mood disorders into different classifications:

  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depressive disorder
  • Mild bipolar disorder
  • Persistent depressive disorder
  • Cyclothymia
  • Seasonal affective disorder

PSTD is also a mood disorder, it is listed as a condition that can benefit from the use of cannabis. Only about 24 states out of the 33 in the U.S. that currently have a framework in place for the use of marijuana list PTSD on their list for qualifying as a mood disorder.

The symptoms of mood disorders can vary from person to person.

• Ongoing sadness aloneness or anxiousness
• Persistent low self-esteem
• Feelings of worthlessness
• Recurrent thoughts of suicide
• Loss of interest in activities and events
• Sensitivity to rejection or criticism

Cannabis can heal and have lasting positive effects on depression, which is a side of bipolar disorder, cannabis works when the correct strains are used. The medical cannabis industry is primed for the benefits of marijuana as an alternative to the traditionally prescribed medicines.

Below are some of the best marijuana strains that are best suited to the treatment of mood disorders.

Lamb’s Bread this strain is one of the best for fighting depressive thoughts, and issues with anxiety. It will also assist even when both situations are apparent together. It is a powerful,potent Sativa strain that will be there for an energizer and a fighter of fatigue. The happy, positive vibes that the sticky green buds provide are perfect.

The Cannatonic strain is rare in its composition of an equal ratio of CBD and THC. This strain will help the patient who suffers from the debilitating effects that can be produced with depression. Pain which can accompany depression will be alleviated. The tense,sore muscle will be relieved, and the ability to fall asleep will be appreciated. Depression often deprives a person of a healthy sleep pattern.

The choice of using marijuana as a medical regime for treating mood disorders should always be discussed with your primary health provider.

Hopefully, you have a marijuana educated health provider who can direct you to a reputable licensed producer where your dosage and consistency are regulated and can be assuring to you that every dose is the correct dose for you. Remember that combining your medication with medical marijuana needs to be monitored when dealing with mood disorders. Be smart.

Trends in medical marijuana use

Going forward the trends for medical marijuana use in the treatment of many medical conditions and their side-effects have been steadily increasing post marijuana legislation October 17, 2018, in Canada. Data taken from recent studies suggest most patients using medical marijuana are seeking it for relief from mood related conditions. Any innovations in technology will be tremendously useful to the marijuana industry and for these patients. Medicinally, some trends that we are going to see could include water soluble cannabis and the use of 3D printers to make marijuana paraphernalia, along with the production of powdered cannabis. The possibilities for medical cannabis to help a wide base appear bright for Canadians and the world at large in the future.

Cannabis study findings show that the industry is ready for the benefits of medical marijuana. RWE will provide credible data to the cannabis market. Real World Evidence (RWE) is going to be beneficial at providing patients, stockholders and healthcare providers with the knowledge to integrate new types of medical marijuana therapy.  

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