Medical marijuana is an increasingly popular choice for patients, regarding the alternative pain management method of opioids. Cannabis is known to ease certain types of pain, including discomfort from nerve damage and inflammation. In today’s time, chronic pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined. It is the leading cause of disability and a major contributor to health care costs. With cannabis becoming more recognizable as medicine, many states are now legalizing the plant for patients to use as a treatment option. Each medical marijuana strain offers a list of benefits, depending on the ailment. Stay tuned to learn the best marijuana strains for chronic pain relief.
According to a Harvard-led review of 28 studies of cannabinoids to treat medical and pain issues published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the use of marijuana for chronic pain is supported by quality evidence. Below we have broken down common ailments and popular strains to ease pain.
- General chronic pain (cancer pain or chronic neuropathic pain)
- Low back pain
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- TMJ disorder
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Neck pain
- HIV/AIDS-related pain
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Central nervous system issues
- Accident and injury-related pain
- And more
Best Strains For Pain
Sour Diesel: Sativa
Sour Diesel is a sativa strain and is named after its sharp, diesel-like smell. Sour Diesel is known to be fast acting strain, delivering energizing effects that reduce the effects of stress, depression, and chronic pain. This strain is a popular choice for patients due to its long lasting relief. Sour Diesel is available at Mary and Main, be sure to ask us for more information during your next visit!
Pineapple Express: Hybrid
Pineapple Express is combined with two other strains: Trainwreck and Hawaiian. The aroma of pineapple express is often described as fresh apple and mango, with a taste of pineapple, pine, and cedar. This strain is known to relieve pain while providing a long lasting energized buzz suitable for a pain-free, productive afternoon.
Bubba Kush: Indica
Popular throughout the United States, Bubba Kush is an indica strain known for its heavy tranquilizing effects. Patients often experience complete head-to-toe muscle ease, crushing stress and relieving pain. Many describe Bubba Kush as having a sweet, hash flavor with a subtle taste of coffee and chocolate.
Girl Scout Cookies: Hybrid
This is another hybrid with a sweet aroma that’s very easy to spot due to its orange hairs and purple leaves. This strain is well-known for producing a feeling of relaxation throughout the body and is popular among people who suffer from not only severe pain but also nausea and loss of appetite.
At Mary and Main, we offer a wide variety of medicinal products bound to find one suitable for your body. Our expert staff will work with you to help find a strain based on your medical ailments.
Mary and Main is a fully licensed and certified medical marijuana dispensary located in Capitol Heights, Maryland. Founded by doctors and experienced caregivers, Mary and Main provides safe, premium quality medical cannabis products with exemplary and compassionate service to all certified patients who are suffering from a number of chronic debilitating illnesses.
Consult with our staff professionals to determine the best opiate-free, addiction-free treatment plan for your needs.