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Best Marijuana Strains for Depression, Anxiety and Insomnia

Marijuana Strains Anxiety Depression

Many turn to marijuana to combat anxiety, depression and stress. Marijuana can be a great tool for this, but it is important to know what marijuana strains to use. The wrong strain can actually increase anxiety or depression because of its heady and introspective nature.

Below are five marijuana strains that work well for combating these cognitive issues. Contact your local dispensary to learn if they carry any of these strains, or similar strains.

Pineapple Express

This strain is so famous a movie got named after it, and it’s no wonder – this is by far one of the best strains for staying happy and uplifted throughout the day, and for getting your energy levels up if lethargy is an issue. This one is great for depression, but because of its hyper quality, should be avoided to treat anxiety.


This strain is very unique in that it can actually help with both depression and anxiety. It is also rare because unlike the cloudy effect produced by many highs, this bud actually leaves you more clear-headed and able to think. In addition to general mood lifting, the high CBD count in Harlequin is great for counteracting the anxiety that THC can produce.


This strain is perfect for anxiety. It balances a relaxing body high with a clear mental effect, unlike the racing thoughts that can often accompany body highs. It also actually smells like lavender, which can be great for some added aromatherapy.

Sour Tsunami

This is a perfect strain to try if you want to treat your anxiety with marijuana and get off of medication but have been skeptical in the past because smoking usually causes you to panic. This strain is CBD-heavy, which means it is all about the relaxation and comfort, not about sending you on a trip that could prove too intense.

Blackberry Kush

If you have trouble sleeping, try some Blackberry Kush to help you relax at the end of a long day. This strain is wonderful for unwinding if you are anxious or depressed. It can also help battle the insomnia.