Five Strains to Help You Ward off Seasonal Depression

Fall is among us! Aside from the pumpkin patches and caramel-dripping candied apples, Autumn is often recognized as the beginning of Seasonal Depression. Seasonal Depression is also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. (Side note: we HATE that the acronym for Season Depression is SAD. Not cool.) Seasonal Affective Disorder is recognized as a chemical imbalance in the brain caused by, summarily, the shortening of the day. The days get shorter when the weather begins to get colder (i.e., Autumn.) Here are a handful of cannabis strains that can help patients combat the ‘Fall Feels.’

Pineapple Express

This strain of cannabis is famous for a slew of reasons. Some know it for its taste. Others know it for the hit film of the same name. Pineapple Express is a Cannabis Sativa-dominant strain that provides consumers with a well-needed mental boost. Pineapple Express is the product of the cannabis strains Trainwreck and Hawaiian. The genealogy of Pineapple Express is packed with terpenes such as limonene and myrcene. These terpenes not only give Pineapple Express its noteworthy citrus, fruity taste, and aroma but are also acknowledged as being the terpenes that help combat Seasonal Depression and anxiety better than most terpenes on the market. If you are feeling under the weather mentally, Pineapple Express may be the strain of cannabis to help patients shake off depressing episodes.

Jack Herer

This strain of cannabis is named after the cannabis activist Jack Herer. This cannabis strain is a Sativa-centric strain that is confirmed to uplift your mood. Jack Herer is a product of Norway originating; the strain appeared at some point during the early 1990s. This strain of cannabis is a cross between Shiva Skunk and Northern Lights #5. This unique alliance creates cannabis that provides a peaceful and confident mood. Patients report an earthy, pine-like, and overall ‘forest-y’ taste proves to be actually pleasant. If you are in search of combating Seasonal Depression, consider twisting up a fatty of Jack Herer for breakfast.


Composed at the award-winning Barney Farms, LSD is a strain of cannabis that will go down in history as one of the most intense strains of cannabis of all time. With the quick heady effects paired with a moderate body buzz, it is easy to see how cannabis cultivators declared the name LSD for this bud. The sugary, piney, and citrusy flavors that are paired with LSD make it a cannabis hybrid patients cannot deny. This hybrid strain of Mazar I Sharif and Skunk #1 is a dependable candidate for medical cannabis that helps combat anxiety and Seasonal Depression. This strain of cannabis allows patients to take a trip away from Seasonal Depression.


XJ-13 is a Sativa-strong strain that is a mixture of Jack Herer and G13 Haze. This combo begets overwhelming orange and lemon notes with minute amounts of earthy and diesel flavors. All of those orange and lemon terpenes are ideal for those who are combating Seasonal Depression. Patients hold this strain of medical cannabis in high esteem due to its ability to uplift mood, increase creativity and sensations of euphoria. XJ-13 is a substantial choice for those in search of uplifting moods throttled by Seasonal Depression.

Blue Dream

Last but certainly, not least is the mythical Blue Dream. Debuting on the west coast, Blue Dream is a hybrid strain of cannabis molded by the likes of Blueberry and Haze. Due to the heredity of Blue Dream, this strain of cannabis gives off robust berry notes with a syrupy aftertaste. The number of terpenes that can be found in Blue Dream is ideal for uplifting moods and warding off episodes of Seasonal Depression.

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