When dealing with pain management, there are a plethora of different components in cannabis that ease pain. THC has shown to bind with pain sensing receptors in the body.
Along with THC, CBD has a huge role in diminishing symptoms of pain.
CBD is an amazing anti inflammatory and pain reducer without any psychoactive effects.
Though some might prefer CBD-only products such as pills or patches in order to avoid an unwanted “high”, the best analgesic effects will typically come from strains that contain a variety of pain-relieving cannabinoids (THC, CBD, CBN and CBG).
These might include Blue Afghani, Bruce Banner, White Widow and Girl Scout Cookies,
Let’s take a look at each.
The Blue Afghani Strain is Bred by Jordan of the Islands in Canada, Blue Afghani is an indica-dominant strain that combines genetics from Blueberry and Afghani.
Its stout plants produce dense, resinous buds that fill your nose with a sweet and spicy berry aroma.
Next come the powerful full-body effects that keep you anchored in relaxation while pain, anxiety, and stress float away.
This particular strain is a very heavy hitter that isn’t recommended for novice cannabis consumers.
Veteran patients will exceptionally love the strong effects of it.
Flavours: Earthy, Diesel, Pungent
Effects: Relaxed, Happy, Euphoric, Sleepy, Uplifted
Medical Uses: Pain, Stress, Depression, Insomnia, Headaches
The Bruce Banner Strain might be best known as the alter-ego of comic book hero The Incredible Hulk, but maybe he wouldn’t be such a stressed out ball of anger if he just had some of his namesake strain.
This green monster also has hidden strength and features dense nugs that pack the power of very high THC content.
It’s a powerful strain whose effects come on quickly and strong and then tend to settle into a euphoric and creative buzz.
The sativa effects of this strain are most evident and linger mostly in the head, but it does also provide body relaxation and pain relief that make it an appropriate daytime medication for some.
Delta 9 Labs bred this strain from OG Kush and Strawberry Diesel, and its heritage can be found in its diesel aroma with sweet undertones.
Plants flower at 8 to 10 weeks. This strain does have three main phenotypes, one of which is Bruce Banner #3.
Flavours: Earthy, Sweet, Pungent
Effects: Euphoric, Happy, Relaxed, Uplifted, Creative
Medical Uses: Stress, Depression, Pain, Headaches, Fatigue
Among the most famous strains worldwide is the White Widow Strain, a balanced hybrid first bred in the Netherlands by Green House Seeds.
A cross between a Brazilian sativa landrace and a resin-heavy South Indian indica, White Widow has blessed every Dutch coffee shop menu since its birth in the 1990’s.
Its buds are white with crystal resin, warning you of the potent effects to come. A powerful burst of euphoria and energy breaks through immediately, stimulating both conversation and creativity .
It’s genetics have given rise to many other legends like White Russian, White Rhino, and Blue Widow.
Still, many growers prefer cultivation of the original, which flowers in about 60 days indoors.
Flavours: Earthy, Woody, Pungent
Effects: Happy, Relaxed, Euphoric, Uplifted, Creative
Medical Benefits: Stress, Depression, Pain, Fatigue, Lack of Appetite
Girl Scout Cookies
The always loved Girl Scout Cookies Strain (GSC) packs a punch in the mind and body. Originally from the West Coast, GSC is a blend of the sativa Durban Poison and OG Kush.
Although it is a indica dominant hybrid, it has a very well balanced feel. It’s high on the THC content scale coming in at an average of 18%-23%, but has been recorded up to 28%.
When consuming Girls Scout Cookies you will notice an immediate rush followed by an upscale feel of happiness.
Often times man people record having an increased interest in socializing and communicating with others around them.
The feeling of “lasting a lifetime” is prevalent with this strain, making 20 minutes seem like hours.
Girl Scout Cookies isn’t a couch locking strain, but you may feel a bit sluggish so it isn’t recommended for patients looking to do physical activity.
GSC favours the food connoisseur as it plays with the food pallet tremendously well. Reshaping the taste of food and allowing for a more dynamic experience while eating.
An olive oil extract will be a perfect addition to your kitchen cooking arsenal.
Thanks to how versatile the Girl Scout Cookies Strain is, we get a plethora of medicinal benefits from it. It’s especially effective for patients with chronic pain.
The benefits from GSC are felt longer then most strains, allowing for less consumption and a stronger pain medication.
The mellowing effects are perfect for anyone who is dealing with depression, stress or anxiety and needs dislodge themselves from a certain mental state.
With Girl Scout Cookies being such a well rounded strain, it’s no wonder that GSC weed is world famous.
Flavours: Sweet, Earthy, Pungent
Effects: Relaxed, Creative, Euphoric, Happy, Uplifted
Medical Uses: Pain, Insomnia, Stress, Lack of Appetite, Depression