Arthritis is a serious and common disability, which causes severe chronic pain in the joints of the people, affected by it. Arthritis is actually the most common disability experienced by senior citizens worldwide.
Pharmaceutical pain killers are a common solution used by
many people to numb the pain, but these pain killers are only a temporary
solution, and their side effects can be very bad for the natural immune system
of our body. Another common solution is using braces, these braces can help to
some extent, but they are a hassle to put on every day, and still the pain
relief is not sufficient.
In the last decade or so, a lot of research has been done in the medicinal uses of marijuana. Studies have discovered cannabis to be a very effective natural pain killer. Apart from relieving chronic pain, cannabis also has numerous other benefits. In light of these benefits, the medicinal use of marijuana has been legalized in many American states and Canada. It is very easy to get a hold of the best cannabis strains these days, and it is an amazing natural alternative to side effect, inducing pharmaceutical pain killers.
So, if you are planning to give it a try, here is a list of
some of the most common and effective strains of cannabis for pain relief.
Blue Widow is a very popular, effective, and crowd-favorite
strain that has both uplifting and soothing effects on the consumers. The Blue
widow strain is slightly indica-dominant, and this hybrid is created by the
combination of Blueberry and White widow strains. The flowers of Blue widow
have a strong sweet aroma, similar to that of citrus and pine. Pain relief is
the most common and prominent medical benefit of Blue widow, but it also has
many other medical benefits such as stress and anxiety relief, countering
insomnia, and countering depression, which make the strain the favorite among
Girl Scout Cookies
The Girl Scout Cookies strain, or as it is more commonly
called, GSC, is a very popular and super effective strain. GSC is a California
native hybrid strain, which is created by crossing OG Kush and Durban Poison.
This amazing strain has a deep earthy and sweet aroma with a quite high THC
content. The high ratio of THC in this hybrid makes it very effective for a chronic
pain, and it also induces an amazing feeling of euphoria and relaxation. GSC is
also very effective in treating nausea and appetite loss.
Cannatonic is a very popular hybrid strain with Spanish
origins. It is created by crossing MK Ultra and G13 Haze. The Cannatonic
cannabis strain is popular for its significantly low THC content, which comes
in at about 6%. Cannatonic has a high CBD content, around 17%, which makes it a
perfect strain for pain relief. The low THC content contributes to create a
relatively short-lived and mellow high, while the high CBD content gives
long-lasting pain relief, while decreasing inflammation as well.
The ACDC strain is an extremely effective and super strong
strain, which can blow away even the most severe chronic pain. This amazing
sativa dominant cannabis strain is extracted from the Cannatonic cannabis
strain, and it is also similar to its ancestor, have a low THC and high CBD
content. The low THC creates an easy-going and mellow high, which lasts for a
short time, while the high CBD content deals with the pain, and provides
Sour Diesel, also known as Sour D, is an amazing and
invigorating cannabis strain, which gets its name from its pungent aroma,
similar to the aroma of diesel. Sour Diesel is a sativa-dominant strain, which
is created by the cross-breeding of Chemdog 91 and Super Skunk.
Sour D is a very fast-acting and energizing strain, which
delivers amazing and dreamy cerebral effects. This amazing energizing effect,
combined with the amazing medical benefits, has given Sour D a legendary
status. Chronic pain caused by arthritis, does not stand any chance against the
strong painkilling effects of Sour D. Sour D is also commonly used to treat stress
Purple Space Cookies
“Purple space cookies” is also a hybrid strain, which is a
cross between Girl Scout Cookies and Durban Poison. This amazing strain has
very dense buds that are full of crystals. The strain gets its name from its
appearance. “Purple Space Cookies” has purple flowers with a sweet grape-like
smell. This sativa dominant hybrid has a lot of medicinal benefits, among which,
pain relief is very common. “Purple space cookies” is actually one of the best
strains of cannabis for killing pain and inflammation.
The Canna Tsu Cannabis Strain is very common in the medical
marijuana community, as it is a highly CBD dominant strain. The high ratio of
CBD makes this strain perfect to combat joint pain and inflammation. The high CBD ratio in The Canna Tsu
Cannabis Strain will knock out any kind of pain, and its low THC content makes
sure that you can go about your day, without getting stuck to the couch. The
high of this strain is very short-lived, which makes it perfect for the people,
who need to stay focused and active.
Harlequin is a very popular sativa-dominant cannabis strain
with a high CBD content. This strain descends from Colombian Gold, and Thai,
and Swiss landrace strains. The Harlequin strain has very clear-headed effects
because of CBD dominance. The CBD to THC ration of this strain is usually 5:2,
which makes it perfect for treating chronic pain and arthritis.
This strain also has an amazing earthy and sweet flavor, but
the main thing that makes harlequin one of the most popular strains of cannabis,
is its heightened medical benefits, without any sedation, intoxication, or long
term psychoactive effects. Apart from relieving pain, this amazing strain is
also perfect for treating anxiety and stress.
Jack is a psychotherapist and neurodegenerative disorders’
expert. He has been practicing in New York for 25 years now, and since then he
has been fighting to make marijuana legal in the United States for it comes
with numerous health benefits. You can read his blogs at https://thegreenace.ca/category/the-green-ace-blog/.