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Depression is considered as a condition in which an individual has constant feelings of sadness or loneliness, some individuals also have lack of desire to participate in activities that used to give them happiness or joy. More often, depression is caused by different events that may occur in the life of an individual. Some events that can take a toll on their emotional and psychological well-being include death of a loved one, relationship problems, career problems, and the like. If depression is not treated it may progress to severe depressive conditions such as major depressive disorders, clinical depression, and major depression that have detrimental effects on all aspects of an individual (mental, psychological, emotional, and social). 

Marijuana has certain components that can uplift the mood of a person which is why marijuana is now used as an alternative treatment modality for depressive symptoms and with controlled doses can prevent depression to progress into severe conditions. 

Oregon is one of many states in the U.S. that have legalized marijuana for medical purposes. Portland which is a city in Oregon, supplies its people with medical marijuana through their portland dispensary that sells different types of marijuana for medicinal purposes and not for recreational purposes.