Chronic pain is one of the leading reasons for cannabis use.
According to the CDC, approximately 50 million Americans deal with chronic pain.
Many times chronic pain goes undiagnosed and becomes an everyday part of someone’s life.
Whether you’re new to marijuana or an experienced user, using cannabis for pain is a great way to ease your strains.
Using Cannabis For Pain
Finding treatment for chronic pain can be difficult.
There are drawbacks to taking certain medications on a daily basis, both over-the-counter and prescription.
Over-the-counter medications like ibuprofen can cause organ issues with frequent use over time.
Additionally, prescription options like opioids come with various risks including nausea, impairment and even addiction.
While Cannabis is classified as a Schedule 1 substance by the federal government, it is legally available in most states for medical purposes including chronic pain relief.
Using cannabis products to manage chronic pain is not only popular but also effective.
When it comes to cannabis for pain, you have many options, ranging from topical ointments to edibles and flower.
However, like recreational cannabis, there are specific strains of cannabis that offer different results.
The 6 Best Strains for Pain Management
If you’re looking to explore cannabis for pain management, you’ll need to know which strains are best for the job.
Here are our 6 favorites!
Harlequin is a hybrid strain of cannabis that is Sativa dominant.
Sativa dominant strains tend to leave you feeling awake and energized.
This particular strain is also high in CBD and low in THC with a CBD:THC ratio of 5:2.
We recommend Harlequin for daytime pain relief.
It will ease your pain and reduce inflammation without affecting your ability to think clearly and continue with your day.
Canna-Tsu is another Sativa dominant hybrid strain, also high in CBD content.
Canna-Tsu produces little to no psychoactive effects as it is a combination of two CBD dominant strains with a very low THC content.
We recommend Canna-Tsu for daytime use and reducing inflammation.
3. White Widow
White Widow is another hybrid, however, it features both an Indica and Sativa strain.
The resulting product is Indica dominant and has more THC content than Harlequin and Canna-Tsu.
White Widow is excellent for relieving pain caused by stress and tension.
The combination of Indica and Sativa promotes full-body relaxation, making White Widow a great way to end the day. We recommend White Widow for nighttime full-body relaxation and relief of tension.
This strain is particularly good for helping you sleep, too.
4. Sour Diesel
Sour Diesel is a Sativa dominant strain with a high THC content.
While lower in CBD content, this strain is great for daytime relief as it energizes your mind as well as your body.
Sour Diesel is particularly good for stress related pain as it boosts your mood and relieves tension mentally and physically.
We recommend Sour Diesel for moderate day-time use when you are in need of motivation and energy.
ACDC is one of our favorite cannabis strains for managing your pain.
This hybrid strain is high in both CBD and THC content but maintains balance between the two.
ACDC produces little to no intoxicating effects and keeps your head clear.
Many ACDC users report that this strain is effective in relieving a variety of pains from posture-related back pain to tension headaches and even arthritis.
Along with pain management, ACDC is effective for reducing anxiety.
We recommend ACDC for everyone at any time.
This well balanced strain is multi-functional and excellent for pain management.
6. AK 47
This Sativa dominant strain is a combination of several Sativa strains from all over the world.
AK 47 contains Sativa strains from Mexico, South America and Thailand with the addition of an Indica strain from Afghanistan.
AK 47 is an energizing and uplifting strain that is best used for daytime pain relief.
If you are looking for a mood boost and physical release, AK 47 is a great option for you.
We recommend AK 47 for daytime use.
Avoid using AK 47 before bed due to its energizing effects!
Wrap Up: Using Cannabis For Pain Is A Great Treatment Option
All of those strains sound amazing–and they are!
But which one is right for you?
The truth is, you’ll probably have to try a few before you find the right type of cannabis for pain.
Chronic pain is a very personal problem to manage and it is important to remember that what works for someone else may not work for you.
As a natural product, Cannabis is an excellent alternative to pharmaceutical medicines.
If you’re lucky, you won’t find just one strain but a few that work well for you!
Green Kong offers a variety of strains that target pain and provide relief, each one with their own unique character.
So stop by the dispensary or give us a call to find the right strain for you!
You can also order our products online.