Strains are genetic variants, derivatives, or types of organisms, typically characterized by yield, content, and other relevant criteria. While most cannabis users – whether you smoke, eat, apply transdermally – often are flooded with different “strains” of marijuana, all a strain or strand is a particular type of marijuana.
When it comes to marijuana and THC , particular characteristics that make strains stick out among the densely-populated crowd are largely based on its terpene profile, also called cannabinoid profiles. Cannabinoids are the naturally-occurring chemicals that make Durban Poison, Durban Poison, or another strain, another strain.
For example, Durban Poison might have smaller, lengthier buds that produce heady, clear highs, whereas OG Kush might make someone feel locked into the couch and unable to think clearly. Both Durban Poison and OG Kush are strains of weed, both being particularly popular among the community.
So, what are some of the best strains of pot for treating pan? While your mileage will undoubtedly vary, following are some of the most popular kinds of marijuana for saying “goodbye” to cramps, neurological pain, and whatever else might be discomforting you.
Treating General Pain
Not everyone’s pain is specific to one area, or a handful of them. The most popular type of generalized pain is what you feel after a long day of physical labor – your back hurts, knees creak, and you just don’t feel right.
ACDC is high on cannabidiol – often shortened to CBD – and tetra-9-hydrocannabidiol – short for THC. Strains with high concentrations of CBD and THC are often great for relieving general pain.
Patients smoking Blackberry Kush often report feeling lazy or sleepy. This strain isn’t very high in CBD, although it is high in THC, given it’s grown correctly. You should find BlackBerry Kush ideal for a post-work or nighttime smoke (or eat, application, or however else you use marijuana).
Lowering Inflammation and Arthritis
Arthritis is the most common disease in the United States of America, outside of Diabetes. Arthritis does, however, cause pain to Americans than any other ailment known to man.
Despite Harlequin being a sativa, its high concentration of CBD helps people stay pain-free, without the couchlock feeling indica strains are notorious for producing. Visit your local dispensary to find out more.
Also great for treating anxiety, stress, insomnia, and depression, Blue Widow – also called Berry White, White Berry, and Blue Venom – is great for treating pain. Particularly, inflamed areas caused by arthritis and associated conditions.
Berry White – synonymous with Blue Widow – often has high stores of caryophyllene, effective at reducing inflammation.
Nursing Migraines and Headaches
Any true strain of Headband should help relieve pain from headaches and migraines. Its users often report feeling relaxed, happy, uplifted, euphoric, and talkative, according to its Leafly profile.
Purple Arrow is a true hybrid, bringing the couchlock feeling alongside a mildly clear head high. As Purple Arrow doesn’t add too much of a slow feeling to patients’ days, this strain should is reported as effective for pain caused by migraines and headaches.
Treating Painful Cramps
Redwood Kush is a true indica strain that offers high levels of THC to help lift the pain of menstrual, bowel-related, and other cramps away from its users.
Ka-pow! Dynamite should blow your cramp-related pain out of the water. While Dynamite should, in fact, make you quite sleepy and lazy, it shouldn’t provide much of a problem in treating your cramps.
Spinal Injury-Related Pain
Injuries related to the spinal cord are actually quite common. Here are two great strains for dealing with such.
No, it won’t give you cataracts – we think. Although Cataract Kush is a hybrid, it tends to weigh a little heavier on the indica side of cannabis strains. As it’s quite strong, only seasoned users should bother. However, it’s great for relieving spinal-related pain.
Mazar I Sharif
Said to descend from Afghani landraces, Mazar I Sharif is strong enough to wave “goodbye” to pain from spinal injuries. Tread carefully – it’s strong.