We all have to deal with some form of pain at some point in our lives. For most of us, the pain is usually fleeting, however, there are those who have to deal with prolonged or even chronic pain. For those people, medicinal cannabis can sometimes be not only the most effective but the only option and it is proven to provide effective and reliable pain relief for pain stemming from a variety of conditions without the dangerous side effects of other synthetic compounds. Here, we’ve compiled a list of the 5 best cannabis strains for pain relief to act as a guide for anyone in need of relief.
1. White Widow
To start off our list, we have White Widow, a balanced hybrid first bred by Greenhouse Seeds in The Netherlands. White Widow is a cross between a Brazilian landrace strain named South American, and an Indian strain, named Southern Indian Indica. With dense, white buds and clear crystals on the surface, this bud gives a strong euphoric and energetic high that relieves pain, while providing creativity at the same time. A truly balanced hybrid, this earthy, yet pungent strain has proven to be an effective pain reliever for many.
2. Blackberry Kush
A strong indica strain created from the combination of Afghani Kush, and Blackberry, this dark purple strain is covered with orange hairs all over its dense, sticky buds. The harsh, yet fruity taste is accompanied by a similar smell. When it comes to cannabis strains for pain, this strain has a calming, and relaxing feel accompanied by pain relief that you can only get from a strong, sedating indica. While this particular strain offers pain relief, it won’t keep you locked to your couch!
A strain that, in recent years, has grown in popularity, Harlequin is typically a 5:2 CBD to THC hybrid. Created by mixing Columbiana Gold and Nepali Indica, as well as Thai, and another landrace strain, this clear-headed sativa possesses an earthy, fruity taste and smell. Excellent for reducing pain and anxiety, this high CBD strain is different from the others on our list thanks to its focus on the medicinal properties of CBD, which it is excellent at showing off.
No, we are not talking about the band, but this strain might make you think of them as you consume this almost completely CBD pure strain, With a ratio of 1:20, this strain possesses no psychoactive effects, only those of CBD. However, the small amount of THC that is present helps to balance and intesify the effects of the CBD. One of the more notable cannabis strains for pain, epilepsy, MS, and many other chronic ailments, this sativa dominant strain is a hallmark of medical marijuana.
Last, but certainly not least, we have Herijuana. A mix of Killer New Haven, and Petrolia Headstash, this strain was bred by Woodhorse Seeds and was created over 15 generations. This strain produces large, dense flowers and buds and often contains up to 25% THC. Creating what can only be called an utterly numbing, and couch locking high, this strain is excellent at knocking out chronic pain as well as insomnia.