Calling Dr. Chronic! What’s the Best Marijuana Strains for Pain Relief?

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There are currently over 700 different strains of marijuana floating around the marijuana world. With so many different strains, how do you distinguish between them? 

Some marijuana experts will tell you to smell the flower and look at the colors. That’s a lot of crazy nuances you may not have the time or energy to try to figure out. After all, you’re just concerned about your chronic pain. 

Many people like yourself are making the switch from prescription painkillers to marijuana. Good choice, as prescription painkillers present a high risk of abuse

Here are the best marijuana pain relief strains to get you started. 

1. Blue Dream 

This is a personal favorite of mine, so this may be biased. This strain is commonly recommended for those with chronic pain. 

If you choose to smoke it, you’ll find it has a nice sweet flavor. Blue Dream has a THC content of around 17-24% and a CBD content of around 0.1-0.2%. 

As a bonus, this strain is good for those who struggle with insomnia. 

2. Blue Widow 

The color of the day is blue. Blue Widow is a hybrid between White Widow and Blueberry. This strain is good for its anti-inflammatory properties.

It’s perfect for pain from arthritis and other causes of inflammation. Blue Widow has a broad profile of terpenes, some of which promote stress-relief. 

3. AK-47 

This is a Sativa-dominant hybrid. Marijuana enthusiasts praise this strain for its powerful ability to relieve stress and pain. 

You’ll no longer need to deal with addictive painkillers. If you’re fighting addictive painkillers, this website outlines what you should know about opioid withdrawal. 

You may find it has mood-enhancing effect when you use it. This can make you feel happy and energetic. This strain isn’t ideal for those who suffer from insomnia. 

4. ACDC 

No, not the band. This strain is thought to be one of the most effective pain-relieving strains known to the marijuana world.

It offers high amounts of both THC and CBD. The combination allows for powerful pain management. The two cannabinoids work in combination with one another to produce a beautiful pain medicine.

5. Dynamite 

This strain is, well, dynamite for relieving pain associated with cramps. Dynamite is a high-THC strain that may give you a feeling of euphoria. You may find yourself lying in bed all day, though. 

I know you were planning on doing that anyway, though. 

Some experienced marijuana enthusiasts will warn you of the munchies. If you plan to smoke this strain, keep a mini-fridge next to your bed. 

Is Marijuana Pain Relief Better Than Opioids?

General consensus says yes. In a survey of 3,000 patients, a large majority agreed that medical marijuana was more effective for pain relief than prescription opioids. 

Don’t believe the science? That’s okay. You’ll just need to try it out yourself. 

If you’re new to the marijuana world, you’ll need to use discretion. Marijuana still lies in a legal area of ambiguity. There are also a lot of overwhelming choices. 

Head to our blog to learn about marijuana pain relief and so much more.