Ever since medical marijuana was legalized in Oklahoma, dispensaries have been popping up all over the state. While this has brought a whole new industry to the Sooner State, it has also brought a lot of options for patients who might want to try reducing their opiate use for chronic pain. As mentioned before, cannabis can be a great alternative to other pain relief methods. But not all strains of marijuana is grown equally, and some are better at treating pain and tension than others. In this article, we've listed six strain that is known for their pain-relieving properties, many of which can be found in local dispensaries.
Blue Dream (Hybrid)
Blue Dream is a combination of the Indica strain Blueberry with Haze, a Sativa. It is a popular day-time medication option due to its relaxing yet uplifting effect. Perfect for treating pain, nausea, and depression, this strain has a sweet berry aroma that won't weigh you down.
Sour Diesel (Sativa)
Sour Diesel has been around for decades, so its origin isn't as obvious as some of the new strains. But it is a go-to for medical use because of its fast-acting and long-lasting relief from pain and stress. This particular strain has a more pungent and earthy aroma than the other strains we'll be mentioning, but its a favorite among the pain-relieving strains so it should always be mentioned.
LA Confidential (Indica)
It's no secret among marijuana consumers. Perfect for treating acute pain while also helping with sleeping problems, LA Confidential gives a highly euphoric and calming sensation. It has a piney flavor and aroma and can be very sedating, which is sometimes just what the doctor ordered. Try this before bed, sink into your pillow, and sweet dreams.
Super Lemon Haze (Sativa)
This award-winning strain is just what the name suggests, a sweet, lemony tasting flower that smells of citrus. Made by combining Lemon Skunk and Super Silver Haze, it is the most energizing strain on our list and perfect for those "really need to be productive" days. Great for stress relief, pain, and headaches, Super Lemon Haze is the medicine you can enjoy to the fullest
Bubba Kush (Indica)
A strain born practically by accident, Bubba Kush is the kind of cannabis that will leave you feeling like you're melting into your couch. Like a spa, Bubba Kush has coffee and chocolate aromas that will make you feel pampered and pain-free. Also perfect for muscle relaxation and cramps. This strain can also give you a really big appetite.
This perfect little hybrid formerly known as Girl Scout Cookies combines the ultimate cerebral high with full-body relaxation. A combination of Durban Poison and OG Kush, it's perfect for pain and nausea. It can also give you a little creativity boost if needed!
Well, there you have it. Try one of these the next time chronic pain is keeping you from a good night’s sleep (or even just to get through your day).
At Green Hope Wellness, we teach patients to use cannabis oil tinctures, transdermal patches, topicals, and other administrations to optimize pain control and increase quality of life!!
A bonus- you can use a choline supplement to decrease the psychoactivity of thc.