Cannabis contains many cannabinoids that are useful in treating pain and inflammation. Medical cannabis is widely used by thousands of people as an alternative medicine without dangerous side effect such as liver or kidney damage, stomach ulcers, addiction of risk of overdose.
In addition, cannabis has been researched as an alternative for opioids. Opioids have been responsible for many overdoses and addiction in the US (like the opioid crisis in 2018).
In this blog post we’ve prepared a list of 10 popular cannabis strains to treat pain and inflammation.
We have already written about this cannabis strain in previous blog posts. Cannatonic is an interesting strain as it is rich in both THC and CBD. Cannatonic is 50% Sativa and 50% Indica with a 12% THC and 7% CBD concentration.
CBD is been researched for its properties in reducing inflammation and pain. Many athletes use CBD to reduce inflammation after a workout or intense physical activity.
This is a Sativa-dominant strain. Harlequin is another strain with high-CBD content (approximately 9%) with 5% THC concentration. Harlequin has been measured at between 4 to 10% THC and 6 to 15% CBD. As it is not high in THC, you will not get an intense high. This cannabis strain is perfect for pain relief from both mild and chronic conditions.
3. White Widow
This cannabis strain is considered one of the most popular strains in the world. This strain is 50% Sativa and 50% Indica. White Widow is very high in THC (19%) with a medium CBD content.
White Widow is known for its anesthetic properties and for inducing and intense psychoactive experience. This cannabis strain is not as rich in CBD as Cannatonic and Harlequin.
White Widow has been crossbred to create other famous strains such as White Russian or Blue Widow.
4. Cataract Kush
Another cannabis strain from the Kush family, Cataract Kush is high in THC (19.5%) and it induces calming effects in the consumer. Cataract Kush is a hybrid of OG Kush and LA Confidential. This is an excellent cannabis strain for pain relief and relaxation.
5. Jack Herer
This is a cannabis strain named after famous American cannabis rights activist Jack Herer, sometimes known as the “Emperor of Hemp”. Jack Herer is a THC-rich Sativa-dominant cannabis strain. This strain is effective for pain relief, depression and even ADHD. Jack Herer main terpenes are citrus, herbal, and peppery.
6. Granddaddy Purple
This strain is known for its superb calming effects. Granddaddy Purple is a hybrid of Purple Urkle and Big Bud. This strain is ideal to combat pain, stress, and anxiety. In addition, its THC content is high (17.5%).
7. Redwood Kush
Another cannabis strain from the famous Kush family. This Kush strain is considered one of the best strains for pain relief. Redwood Kush is an Indica-dominant strain they will provide you a feeling of relaxation and peace. Redwood Kush has a THC content of 14 to 17%.
If you are looking for a cannabis strain for pain relief, then Redwood Kush is one of the best options for you.