Top 10 Marijuana Strains for Pain Relief
Over-the-counter painkillers have a variety of negative side effects, especially for your liver or stomach lining. People who deal with chronic aches and pains of various kinds are especially likely to experience these adverse effects, as most are exuberated with prolonged use. Prescription painkillers, being stronger, are usually even worse for you.
Thankfully, marijuana is very effective for a variety of different types of pain. Whether for headaches or muscle soreness, or for pain related to more serious conditions, marijuana does not only provide relief, but has also been found time and again to have an excellent safety profile.
Put those painkillers away for good and consider either growing or buying one of these strains:
1) Blue Dream
Blue Dream is a hybrid strain that will take care of your pain while providing you with a nice mood lift as well. It has a very sweet taste with a hint of blueberry, and its highest reported negatives are dry eyes and dry mouth, so keep some water and eye drops nearby if it bothers you too much.
2) Sour Diesel
Though indicas and hybrids are most commonly used for pain, this sativa strain can easily get the job done as well. Its name comes from its pungent, diesel-like flavor and aroma. Sour Diesel can take care of any stress and depression that accompany your pain as well.
3) OG Kush
OG Kush is another popular hybrid used for a variety of conditions, pain and stress chief among them. It has a very enjoyable, earthy flavor. The only downside for some users is dry mouth, dry eyes, and mild paranoia. But if you just sit back and relax, your pain will melt away.
4) Green Crack
Don’t be put off by the name – Green Crack (which is sometimes called Green Cush) is an invigorating sativa strain that will offer you pain relief and provide you with the energy boost you need to take care of your daily tasks.
5) Granddaddy Purple
Granddaddy Purple is a very sweet-tasting indica that will ease the pain but won’t put you to sleep (though it can also be used as a sleep aid when you are tired). It has minimal negatives and will make you feel uplifted and able to go about the rest of your day.
6) White Widow
White Widow is a powerful hybrid strain commonly used to treat stress, depression, and pain, particularly migraines and arthritis pain. It had become very popular for its strong, uplifting effect and pleasant earthy smell.
7) Jack Herer
Jack Herer is an award-winning strain with a euphoric effect that is great for managing stress and depression, but which does a wonderful job easing pain as well. This pine-flavored sativa will give you the typical cerebral high, but with a strong body effect as well.
8) Bubba Kush
Bubba Kush is a pure indica that has a powerful and relaxing effect on the body, and is therefore used to deal with all sorts of pain. Just be warned that this strain might bring on the munchies big time, so make sure you have some healthy snacks lying around.
AK-47 is a hybrid with a strong, pine-like flavor that typically comes with fairly high THC levels. It will give you a great mood boost and help you relax while it lessens your pain. This strain is particularly useful for pain caused by fibromyalgia.
Trainwreck got its name because it offers a hard and fast-hitting high, which is perfect for almost immediate pain and stress relief. This hybrid is sativa-dominant, and has an earthy flavor with a hint of lemon.