If you use marijuana for medical purposes, then you might be looking for a strain or two that can treat your exact needs. Each strain of marijuana gives off unique effects, meaning that each strain has different effects when it comes to medical treatments. So, you should know which strains to smoke for your personal treatment. Below is a list of many medical marijuana strains as well as what medical uses each strain has.
Even though the strains in this post are aimed towards medical use, all of these strains can also be used for recreational use. However, for the sake of this post’s topic, we will stick to medical uses only.
Charlotte’s Web (Hybrid)
Charlotte’s Web is a strain that was actually designed for pure medical use. It was named after a girl who suffered from Dravet Syndrome. This syndrome is a rare form of epilepsy, and it caused the girl to have hundreds of seizures each month. At the time, this strain was still fairly new. She was given it as a treatment, and after one week of using it, her seizures dropped from triple digits down to about one or two. So, if you suffer from any form of epilepsy or get seizures, then Charlotte’s Web is a great strain for you.
Girl Scout Cookies (Hybrid)
For a full review on Girl Scout Cookies, click here. This strain works as a great pain reliever. If you are suffering from a migraine or other pains, then try this strain. It is a very popular and common strain, so it should be very easy to come by when purchasing it in dispensaries.
Afghan Kush (Indica)
Afghan Kush is a very potent indica strain. If you suffer from insomnia, this strain will help put you to sleep. This strain can also treat anxiety, as it is known to calm its users down. In addition, it is another good pain reliever strain. However, this strain can easily put you to sleep, so it is not ideal to use for daytime medication.
Blue Dream (Hybrid)
If you are looking for a daytime medication strain, try some Blue Dream. This strain is sativa dominant, but has a small mix of indica in it. This mix allows the strain to give off India’s calming effects without being too strong to put you to sleep. This means it works as a good muscle relaxer, but also gets you energized. Click here for a full review on Blue Dream.
OG Kush (Hybrid)
OG Kush is a very popular recreational strain, but it also has good medical uses. It is one of the most potent strains out there, and is even known to increase someone’s heart rate. So, it is not a good strain to smoke if you want to relax or go to sleep. Instead, many people use it after a long day of work in order to keep them awake. OG Kush is also known to treat those with ADD, ADHD, and even stress disorders such as PTSD.
This strain has a mix of many medical uses. First off, it can help treat many mental disorders, especially with bipolar disorder. It can also treat insomnia, anxiety, appetite regulation, and pain. AK-47‘s effects last a very long time compared to other strains, so if you suffer from a large amount of pain, this strain will help suppress that pain for a longer period of time rather than other strains.
Grandaddy Purple (Indica)
One of the most potent strains of marijuana, Grandaddy Purple is used medically and recreationally all the time. Even though it is an indica strain, it is known to give off a more active high rather than a calming high. This strain is prescribed to many cancer patients and those going through chemotherapy as treatment. It can also help with insomnia, muscle spasms, stress, and pain.
Jack Herer (Sativa)
If you are looking for a strain that will bring up your mood, then Jack Herer may be your go-to. This strain has been known to leave it’s users feeling happy. So, if you suffer from mood disorders, this strain can help treat that. It can also treat nausea, pain, anxiety, and stress.
Green Crack (Sativa)
Green Crack is not one of the most potent strains out there, but it is one of the most powerful, meaning it’s effects are strong and can last a while. This strain is also known to be very alluring, so it is not recommended for rookie smokers. Instead, try another strain on this list if you are new to smoking. For medical uses, it works as a good pain reliever. It also helps people who are suffering from stress, fatigue, and even depression.
Sour Diesel (Sativa)
For a strain that is great for everyday use, try some Sour Diesel. It is known to give it’s users an uplifting pleasure, which is why it is great for everyday relief. Since it is a sativa strain, it will keep you energized rather than drowsy. In addition, Sour Diesel is great for those who suffer from stress or chronic depression.
These are ten strains that all have different medical purposes. I hope that you can find one that fits your needs. It is recommended to use a strain medically for a consistent time period until the problem goes away. Or, even find a routine that allows you to smoke freely and gets rid of the problems. Happy smoking!