Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, affects about 5% of adults in the U.S. and it typically lasts for around 40% of the year. Naturally, it is more common among women than men. Around the Great Lakes, cities report over half of the days each year are spent under heavy cloud cover. My doctor told me once that everyone living in this area should be taking extra Vitamin D because we don’t receive enough from the natural sunlight.
We know that cannabis can help alleviate anxiety and depression, but can cannabis help aid those suffering from SAD?