Almost every state that has passed medical marijuana law permits the use of cannabis for cancer patients to some extent. It’s easy to understand why, given the variety of negative side effects associated with the cancer and its treatments (chemotherapy and radiotherapy, for example). Cannabis can be used to relieve pain, it is an excellent antiemetic, it can increase appetite, boost mood, provide energy and inspiration, aid in sleep and stimulate weight gain.

For generations, cannabis has been utilized in traditional treatments. Numerous physiologically active constituents of marijuana have been identified by scientists. Cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and other phytochemicals are examples of such compounds. Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (often abbreviated as THC) and cannabidiol (commonly abbreviated as CBD) are the two most thoroughly researched components of cannabis. Furthermore, other cannabinoids, such as CBG or CBC, are also being researched.

Cannabis has been used as a natural and effective pain reliever for a long time, and it continues to be popular today. Nowadays, we are confronted with a wide range of serious disorders that have depleted the majority of medical knowledge and resources. The deadly cancer is one of these severe cancers for which no comprehensive cure has yet been discovered.

Each marijuana strain has a distinct impact profile, and what works for one symptom may not work for another. To help you and your loved ones battle cancer, we’ve compiled a list of strains that are recommended for each symptom type, as well as some general advice on how to use cannabis to treat pain, nausea, appetite loss, depression, and fatigue.

The following cannabis strains are recommended for cancer patients:

Pain Relief Cannabis Strains


We have included Harlequin in our list of best strains for anger issues. Harlequin is strain rich in CBD with a 5:2 CBD to THC ratio. In addition, Harlequin is an excellent strain to relieve pain. Its main terpenes are pinene, myrcene and caryophyllene.

Luca Brasi x Sour Diesel

This strain is rich in THC (17%). This hybrid strain is also quite rich in CBD. Luca Brasi x Sour Diesel is one of the most effective strains for pain relief. In short, Luca Brasi x Sour Diesel is a strain recommended for cancer patients. Its main terpenes are also myrcene, pinene and caryophyllene.

Cannabis Strains to Fight Fatigue

Super Lemon Haze

Also known as SLH, Super Lemon Haze is a cross between Lemon Skunk and Super Silver Haze. This is an energizing cannabis strain that can boost the stamina and energy in cancer patients. Its main terpenes are terpinolene, ocimene and humulene.

Super Sour Widow

Another strain high in THC (17%), Super Sour Widow is a cross between White Widow and Super Sour Diesel. This Sativa dominant strain is a very energizing strain high in myrcene, pinene and caryophyllene.

Antiemetic Cannabis Strains

Holy Roller

This strain is very unique as its CBG level is higher than average (2%). In addition, Holy Roller is a very psychoactive cannabis strain with 20% of THC. Holy roller as genetics from Do-Si-Dos and Big Sur Holy. This energizing strain as powerful antiemetic properties. Its main terpenes are terpinolene, ocimene and caryophyllene.


Another strain high in THC (19%). OCD is also an antiemetic and a very energizing cannabis strain. OCD is high in limonene, myrcene and caryophyllene.

Cannabis Strains to Increase Appetite

Somango XL

We have included this strain in our list of cannabis strains with “tasty terpenes”. Somango XL is high in THC with 18% of this psychoactive cannabinoid. This strain with a tropical flavor will help you increase appetite.

Pineapple Kush

This strain (a cross between Master Kush and Pineapple) is high in THC (17%) with myrcene caryophyllene and terpinolene as its main terpenes. Moreover, Pineapple Kush is a popular strain to increase appetite.

Cannabis Strains to Fight Depression


One of the strains with the highest concentration of CBD (9%) with only 5% of THC. Cannatonic is a cross between MK Ultra and G13 Haze. In addition, it is popular for anxiety, migraines, and muscle spasms. In addition, its primary terpenes are pinene, myrcene and caryophyllene.

Blackberry Kush

Also known as BBK, Blackberry Kush produces mainly calming effects. Furthermore, this cross between Afghani and Blackberry is moderate high in THC (16%) and its main terpenes are myrcene, limonene and caryophyllene.