Living with pain is no way to live. That’s why many people choose to use medical cannabis to treat their pain. For many patients, cannabis is a successful treatment plan for pain-related ailments. Each patient is different, however, and the effects of cannabis for pain will depend upon the type and intensity of the pain, as well as the patient’s unique physiology.
Some of the most common pain symptoms treated with medical cannabis include:
- neuropathic pain
- muscle soreness
- spinal injury
If you have your medical marijuana card in Sun City, Arizona, this guide will help you choose the right strains for your pain issues. In fact, there are cannabinoids and terpenes that effect and relieve certain areas of pain. The strains we have put together below are a great guide to follow.
However, because everyone’s experience with a strain is somewhat different, it’s best to sample these strains first to find the right one for your particular pain issue. You can also experiment with different forms of cannabis, such as smoking flower, vaping oil, edibles, topicals, and transdermal patches. Vaping and smoking quickly delivers painkilling properties, but the other methods are worth reading up on.
Cannabis Strains for Generalized Pain
ACDC: Feeling achy and sore from working out? Do you suffer from generalized muscle pain? If so, the ACDC strain is one you should try. It has both THC and CBD and is considered one of the most effective painkilling strains. Tip: High levels of both THC and CBD make the best pain medicine.
Blackberry Kush: This strain is heavy in THC and leaves you in a dreamy, euphoric state while relieving your pain. You’ll feel great after using Blackberry Kush. It’s sweet, berry flavor will bring both your body and mind to a new, pain-free level. No more throbbing, no more aches and pains, only sweet Blueberry Kush pain relief.
Cannabis Strains for Arthritis and Inflammation
Harlequin: Want a cannabis strain that will take away the pain but not fog up your mind? Harlequin is an uplifting high CBD strain that is perfect for daytime pain relief. You won’t feel high or intoxicated, but you will find pain relief.
Blue Widow: This is a hybrid strain between Blueberry and White Widow. It works as an anti-inflammatory, giving you much-needed pain relief. It boasts high levels of caryophyllene and canabinoid content.
Cannabis Strains for Headaches and Migraines
Purple Arrow: Looking for fast headache relief without feeling sedated? Purple Arrow is the perfect strain to get rid of your headache or migraine, while also giving you an uplifting, euphoric feeling. This strain is good for heavy pain relief that works right away but won’t put you to sleep.
Blueberry Headband: The headband hybrids are known as being cerebral since they go straight to the top of your head. Blueberry Headband has a sweet berry flavor while delivering centralized headache and migraine relief. This is one of the most effective strains to treat headache pain.
Cannabis Strains for Cramps
Redwood Kush: This strain has a high amount of THC the helps ease cramping. It has a woody flavor and relaxing effects that relieve tension in the mind and body.
Dynamite: Consisting of a High THC strain, Dynamite is another excellent choice for cramp relief. However, this powerful strain has also been known to trigger the munchies.
Cannabis Strains for Spinal Injury Pain
Cataract Kush: A hybrid cross between OG Kush and LA Confidential, this is a heavy strain that hits you out of nowhere. In fact, Cataract Kush is so potent, it’s not recommended for novice users. However, for patients with spinal injuries, this strain targets the pain associated with this injury and provides relief
Mazar|Sharif: This amazing strain had its beginnings in Afghanistan. It’s a determined painkiller with a high potency of heavy crystal trichomes. Strains from Afghanistan are known for having a high cannabinoid content, meaning patients will find excellent relief by using the Mazar|Sharif strain.
To learn more about the best cannabis strains for pain listed above, stop by All Greens Dispensary in Sun City, AZ. Our friendly staff will answer all your questions and concerns and help you pick the right strain or strains for your specific pain problem.