Music festivals do a lot of good stuff to our brains. That's why many people who suffer from depression spend the majority of their summers attending music festivals across the country. If you're getting ready to participate in Bottlerock, Rolling Loud, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza or any other music festivals this year, you're going to want something to keep your mind on track when the post-festival blues kick in. That's where edibles come in! Here's some insight on cannabinoids, edibles, and depression as well as 3 of our favorite best edibles for depression.

THC, CBD, Edibles, and Depression

We know that cannabis and depression go hand in hand and that THC and CBD have been proven to help with the chemical imbalances in a depressed brain. This is possible since THC and CBD mimic a happiness chemical that we produce naturally. That chemical is known as Anandamide or human-made THC. Depressed people often can't produce enough Anandamide on their own.

Instead of taking an anti-depressant medication, many people choose to introduce THC and CBD into the body. When you add these cannabinoids to your endocannabinoid system, they can trigger your CB1 cannabinoid receptors to produce more Anandamide naturally. That effect is what makes you feel uplifted and high. Consistently introducing THC and CBD to the endocannabinoid system in this way has been proven to ease the symptoms of depression as well as help your brain to produce more of these essential happiness chemicals on its own.

With any medicine, a consistent dose is critical. While there are a ton of delivery methods available for THC and CBD, the best way to get a regular dose every time is by consuming these cannabinoids in the form of edibles. Edibles are lab-tested to ensure a correct and consistent dose every time, which helps takes the fear and uncertainty out of managing a chronic condition with marijuana. The best edibles for people with depression are edibles that contain both THC and CBD.

Best Edibles for Depression

1. Strawberry Banana Fruit Chews by Mindy’s Artisanal Edibles

These tasty fruit chews are sweet and tart and contain both THC and CBD. They are vegetarian and gluten-free, and they come in 100mg packages. You can get them in a 100mg box as four 25mg pieces or ten 10mg pieces. These edibles are great for depression with an uplifting tropical flavor that is sure to remind you of sunnier days. These treats are also small and discreet enough to be taken on the go as your depression symptoms persist.

2. Blueberry and Chill Gummies by Altus

These fruit chews are flavored with real blueberries and acai and contain 5mg of THC and 5mg of CBD in each piece. They are great for daily use because they are low-dose and won't get you crazy stoned. They will, however, give you the medical benefits of THC and CBD that will help you with your depression.

3. Dark Chocolate Caramel - 1:1 100 MG THC/CBD by Bhang Chocolates

Dark chocolate with sweet caramel undertones. The CBD Caramel Chocolate Bar features a high-quality hybrid cannabis strain and a balanced 1:1 ratio of CBD and THC in each bite. Perfect for the chill snack while watching Shawshank Redemption, in a cozy sweater, waiting for the blues to pass.