It is no secret that over the past decade marijuana has blown up across America. The once frowned upon plant is now being widely acknowledged as a powerful medicinal tool, and up there with its number 1 medical benefit has to be pain relief.
Almost every condition comes with an element of pain; it could be due to cramping, muscle spasms, inflammation, or simply general pain as a result of other medical treatments such as chemotherapy. It is for this reason that cannabis has become so popular in treating a wide variety of conditions.
So where to begin? If you are looking for the perfect strain to combat your pain, you have come to the right place. We have found our top 5 cannabis strains ideal for relieving pain!
1. Blackberry Kush – The Relaxing Strain
The fruity Indica descendent of Afghani and Blackberry Strains, Blackberry Kush is the super relaxing strain that will leave you feeling nothing but pure bliss.
With a robust THC level that reaches 20%, this strain has become a popular choice for patients struggling to control their pain. The strong indica effects envelope the body to leave behind a mellow body melt that won’t leave you rendered couch-bound for the day.
This beautiful strain is a vibrant mixture of deep purples and bright orange hairs, and it’s a grower’s delight as it typically flowers between 7-8 weeks! Fans of the more fruity flavored strains will love this, as it fills the room with fruity notes combined with hashy tones.
Also, the smooth smoke that’s produced is perfect for generalized pain, stress, anxiety, and insomnia!
2. Blue Widow – The Muscle Relaxant
Created by Dinafem blends, Blue Widow is the powerful hybrid strain that is perfect for patients suffering from pain. The THC levels of Blue Widow range between 12 – 17%, which allows for a mellow relaxation that leaves your mind, body, and soul in a state of bliss.
The strong aroma of Blue Widow delivers sweet notes with subtle hints of citrus and pine, making it not only a delightful smoke but also an effective one! Blue Widow is a beautiful plant to grow, with big colorful buds in shades of blue and purple.
Genetics-wise it’s a cross between blueberry and white widow, and smokers can expect a long lazy afternoon after a smoke of this. In higher doses, it can be an excellent treatment for insomnia as it will help you drift off into a deep, peaceful sleep.
3. Purple Arrow – The Functional Strain
Purple Arrow is the potent cross between Purple Afghani and Hindu Kush, and it packs a powerful 24% THC content! This strain has to make our list for its ability to provide effective pain relief without rendering you useless for the day!
This strain will still leave you functional so you can go about your day productively, and more important, pain-free! The taste of this plant has been likened to sweet roses and earth, making it one of the less fruity strains in our collection. Also, the euphoric high will reduce your stress, relieve your pain, and do so immediately. This makes it a go-to for the busy individual looking for a more natural pain remedy.
4. Redwood Kush – The Stoner Strain
We love a variety, and Redwood Kush certainly provides a high unlike the other strains on our list! If you are after immediate pain relief coupled with a lazy, spacey high, then this is the one for you.
In keeping with the traditional stoner strain, Redwood Kush will leave you unable to do much of anything other than watch films and eat! We certainly recommend this for those suffering from pain, and in particular, Redwood Kush has been proven to provide effective relief for inflammation, muscle spasms, and also anxiety!
The pine-like herbal aroma will make you feel like you are in the forest of its namesake, with fresh earthy tones that help chill you out. And finally we will say that this is the perfect evening smoke, as the sedative tingle travels through your body and leaves you feeling at ease.
5. Bubba Kush – The Notorious Strain
Last, but by no means least is Bubba Kush – the indica strain that delivers a tranquilizing high! With THC levels reaching up to 27%, it is no wonder that this strain has become notorious for the high it provides.
With flavors that mirror a chocolate and mocha combination – and smoke that is extra-smooth – Bubba Kush smokes like a dream! The relaxation that hits is powerful, and it is certainly going to leave you in a state of euphoric tranquility.
In shades of deep forest green and pale purple, this stocky plant grows big and bulky, hence the moniker “Bubba!” This strain is also perfect to combat overall pain, as it provides a powerful body high that leaves you feeling nothing but happiness.
With the cannabinoids within cannabis being so multi-faceted, it was hard to choose only five strains for pain relief. But hey, someone had to do it, and we feel these five all offer something different from the next.
So whether you are a newcomer and want a milder high, or you’re an OG pothead who wants to really feel it, there is something for everyone on this list!