Today, in the United States individuals in 21 states and the District of Columbia enjoy medical marijuana, offering them a natural and alternative choice in their medical treatment. These states are moving forward, providing relief to individuals who are suffering from terminal illnesses, ailments or maladies. These are currently the strains I use as I suffer from an anxiety disorder, sleep apnea, panic attacks and a chronic illness.
Patients, in many of these states can travel to a local dispensary and legally purchase cannabis for medicinal use. The medical versatility seen in marijuana leaves the patient with many options in treating and/or relieving specific symptoms and having information on the different types of medical marijuana strains currently available and what it remedies is useful knowledge and understanding its specific use will allow you to make a more informed decision when it comes to your treatment. I have found that with my conditions, living with an chronic illness, these are the strains that have worked best for me and can typically be found at any one for your local dispensaries.
Here are the 5 top shelf medical marijuana strains with a brief description.
This strain has different shades of green, from a pretty light green to a dark and a shade that’s in between smells great, and with its hint of lime keeps the scent from being overpowering. It listed potency is a 9, which is considered strong. It is creeper weed and will sneak up on you, but if offers a great body high and is the type of weed you don’t need to smoke much of, a little goes a long way. This is a strain that is best used at night and is great for depression and to relax. You will most likely get the munchies with this strain, so stock up on your munchies and prepare for a high that last quite long, 3 to 4 hours and it’s not surprising that this strain is graded an A+.
Girl Scout Cookies
This strain is popular and discussed quite a bit. Its unique smell of baked cookie funk, mixed with a menthol bouquet is recognizable just by the scent if you are familiar with this strain. Under the frosted buds you will see the vibrant colors of dark green, orange, black/purple and blues all coming through, making it look phenomenal. Like its appearance, its taste is just as unique, its thick smoke coats your mouth and stays, leaving behind an aftertaste that is similar to thin mints, hence the inspiration for the strands name. The potency is listed as a 10, the highest and this strain is best for sleep, anxiety, insomnia and makes you hungry. The high is very narcotic and cerebral and a pleasant body high. This strain is graded as an A+++
Purple Bubba Kush
This unique, eggplant colored strain is 80% indica and 20% sativa. It has a fruity smell with a sweet taste and the effects of this strain become evident as soon as you smoke. It is best described as a high that leaves you clear headed and comfortable, but it is a very relaxing strain and you may find it difficult staying awake and is best used for nighttime and will help in pain relief, insomnia or anxiety. Its potency is an 8, strong but not narcotic like with a grade of A+
This bud, with its bright buds and dark hairs with a smell of grape undertones has a high that is best described as semi narcotic and based upon your tolerance its potency can be moderate to high and for some can leave you “couch locked.” This strain is best used for mild pain, sleep apnea, sore muscles and insomnia. This indica is graded at an A+.
This Sativa dominant hybrid is light green with orange hairs and lots of crystals. It has a pleasant smell with a taste that is not overpowering. Its effects will leave you jolly, happy, and laughing, although it can leave you feeling a bit on the lazy side but not to the same effect as indica. It’s best used for migraines or for those who suffer from depression. This strain has a potency of 9 with a grade of A+.