Over the last decade, medical cannabis has become enormously popular as an effective and natural way of managing, soothing and reducing pain. It is now acceptable to use CBD products in all sectors of society. And this is one of the uses of medical cannabis that is well documented. Whether for migraines, fibromyalgia, cramps, muscle spasms or neuropathic pain, cannabis is, in the countries that allow it, an effective treatment. But what is the best strain for pain?
The effectiveness of cannabis will, of course, depend on the individual person and their physiology, the type of pain and the intensity. Since marijuana works differently for everyone, doctors recommend trying different strains and testing the one that works best for patients, with different dosages.
Top 5 best strains to fight pain
Here is our top 5 varieties of cannabis used for pain, all of which the seeds are available at Weedseedsexpress:
Blue Dream, originally from northern California, is a hybrid cannabis seed that grows into an overpowering Sativa-dominant plant. In its genetics, it brilliantly combines Blueberry Indica and Haze which results in a unique strain known for its robustness, its physical and cerebral effects and its medicinal properties.
The effects felt by consumers of Blue Dream are described as a fabulous blend of the best characteristics of Indica and Sativa strains. Most report that it begins with mild brain stimulation quickly followed throughout the body by intense and deep physical relaxation. Most users remain loyal to this strain when they have a few daily tasks to perform, as the Blue Dream provides the peaceful, stress-relieving effects of cannabis while keeping them reasonably functional. In fact, the consumption of Blue Dream in no way prevents you from staying active, friendly and enthusiastic. Some consumers sometimes see slightly stronger effects, generally associated with those of Indica, depending on the specific phenotype consumed.
Blue Dream is used for the treatment of PTSD in addition to a long list of other conditions and is also a favourite among recreational users. Unlike other varieties, such as the hugely popular Northern Lights, Blue Dream leans more towards the Sativa side, making it a better midday option for reducing anxiety.
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ACDC is a special phenotype of the legendary Cannatonic strain. It is a superbly balanced hybrid, which means that it contains 50% Indica genetics and 50% Sativa genetics. This variety contains significant concentrations of CBD which can exceed 20%. Its THC levels are very low; this cultivar is not intended for psychoactive experiences. ACDC expresses flavours reminiscent of lemon and pine.
This variety reaches an average of 150 cm in stature. It is a relatively vigorous and strong plant in terms of physical characteristics. ACDC plants enjoy a rather dry and warm climate so if you live in the northern hemisphere, it might be best to grow indoors or in a greenhouse. It’s an easy plant to grow, but professionals will get a better product with this CBD-rich strain. ACDC’s flowering time is 9-10 weeks.
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With its earthy flavour, Girl Scout Cookies is a cross between OG Kush and Durban Poison from California. GSC quickly provides a strong euphoria with a beautiful relaxation effect. It is widely known for its high THC levels, between 10 and 28%, which have won it numerous awards in the Cannabis Cup. GSC is perhaps the best-known cannabis strain for medicinal use. Its flavour is earthy and sweet and is very nice with a cup of tea and an actual box of cookies.
Several phenotypes of the Girl Scout Cookies exist, such as the Thin Mint or the Platinum Girl Scout Cookies, which differ in taste and appearance. Besides its effect on pain, it is also effective against anxiety, stress and depression.
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The Granddaddy Purple appeared in 2003 in California, via legendary cultivator Ken Estes. It’s a hybrid of Big Bud and Purple Urkle. The GDP blooms with beautiful purple clouds sprinkled with large white trichomes. This variety is quite powerful and will be felt from the first 3 tokes. Your thoughts may be turned upside down, but your body will appear heavy and rested.
All Indica varieties are known for their sedative effects. Grandaddy Purple is definitely one of those cannabis strains and is used to treat severe pain, insomnia or fibromyalgia. His THC levels range between 17 and 23% and has a delicious flavour of grapes and berries.
Its swollen buds are exceptionally dense and of a magnificent rich purple colour, its smell is unique, its remarkable taste and its power are incredible, nothing less!
This variety is six to one the most recommended and in demand for medicinal use today. If you have tried the “original” GDP before, you will immediately recognize its characteristics. If the purple colour tasted and smelled, it would definitely taste the Granddaddy Purple.
The buds are very dark purple, almost to the centre, except for occasional small, pale green spots. The crystal formations, having practically no hair, are remarkable, a little as if they had been soaked in stardust!
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Harlequin is the result of a cross between a Harlequin and a Black Domina. It presents an exceptional CBD – THC ratio with a very low THC level between 0.2 and 0.5% and a very high CBD level between 15 and 17%. The strain was specially designed to meet the needs of therapeutic cannabis users who prefer to avoid the psychoactive effects of THC.
The plants have a predominantly Sativa Indica-Sativa hybrid structure. Harlequin has gained a loyal following as a high CBD strain since it was first developed. CBD has grown a well-deserved reputation for being a good treatment for many ailments, such as chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia and anxiety. CBD balances the paranoia-inducing THC while boosting its analgesic properties.
These high-quality feminized seeds are produced from two Harlequin females. This helps to produce a more reliable CBD to THC ratio.
Flavours vary from earthy musk to fruity mango but the quality that makes Harlequin so very popular with users is the ability to offer pain relief and relaxation without becoming too stoned.
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