Cannabis is obtained from the Cannabis plant, also known as Cannabis sativa. It goes by the other names such as marijuana, grass, pot, dope, Mary Jane and weed. Most of cannabis thrives in the tropical areas.
Cannabis can be used in many ways. You can roll it in cigarettes (joints), or in special water pipes (bong) and smoke.
The two main components of cannabis are CBD and THC, which have several medical applications. CBD affects the brain without making you feel high. THC, on the other hand, has pain-relieving properties.
Cannabis has helped many cancer and HIV positive patients to manage pains associated with the illness. In fact, CBD has been used as an addition to opiate therapy in helping patients restore their functionality often restricted by chronic pain.
Cannabis has different strains. Ultimately, different people respond to different strains of cannabis. Here are the best cannabis strains you can consider for pain.
#1: Afghan Kush
Afghan Kush is a general pain reliever. It features a strong, pungent aroma. It also consists of 100% Indica native to the Kush Mountain Region in the Middle East.
The effects of Afghan Kush are mostly felt in the body. It contains a huge percentage THC that is excellent for relieving pain. Afghan Kush also contains terpenes that have analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects.
#2: White Widow
White Widow contains 50/50 pure sativa and Indica. The cross between these two components results in a balanced and strong hybrid active ingredient. The hybrid produces a euphoric feeling that eases the feeling of pain.
The unique uplifting effect of White Widow comes from Linalool. Linalool is a terpene that has a powerful analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, and is one of the best cannabis strains for pain.
#3: Jack Herer
Jack Herer is a hybrid with a high percentage of sativa. It is named after a famous activist and author Jack Herer. This strain has a euphoric and energizing effect.
A well-grown Jack Herer has a high quantity of natural painkillers. Some of the known components responsible for its use is THC and terpenoid nutrients. Pinine is one of the primary terpenes in Jack Herer. Recent studies show that pinene has exhibited anti-tumor properties. Jack Herer has also shown to contain neuro-protective terpenes. This component helps reduce inflammation and stress in human tissues.
Canntonic contains 1:1 ratio of THC and CBD. In fact, this strain is popular choice of therapy for patients suffering chronic pain. Cannatonic does not produce psychoactive experiences because of it has high concentrations of CBD. Cannatonic also exhibits calm and relaxing effects because of the high amounts of lavender-scented Linalool found in this strain.
The use of Cannabis in pain management is still a debate to us all. One important thing to note is that, any form of substance, whether used as a form of therapy or otherwise can cause harm if used differently or in excess.