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Use These Strains to Ease Chronic Pain

A 2017 review shows that about 62 percent of medical users use marijuana for managing chronic pain. Pain is a common condition that can lead to lack of concentration, depression, numbness, muscle spasms, sleep problems, etc. In the United States, 50 million people experience some type of chronic pain.

If you want to use cannabis for pain management, you need to get a medical marijuana recommendation. Additionally, it’s necessary to get the right strains by checking the levels of cannabinoids and terpenes.

In this post, we are going to discuss the top cannabis strains that work for chronic pain management.

White Widow

It’s a potent cannabis strain that can help you get off aches and pain. This strain is commonly used for treating anxiety and insomnia. When you consume White Widow, it will provide you a sense of euphoria, thus boosting your happiness and mood. This strain contains high levels of THC (19 percent), so it isn’t recommended for beginners.

This strain has won the 1995 High Times Cannabis Cup. You can grow this strain indoors and outdoors. When grown indoors, White Widow takes 60 days to flower. This strain is earthy and floral.

Jack Hirer

Originated from California, Jack Hirer is popular for its unique loamy smell. It boosts energy and creativity levels. Jack Hirer has THC content between 15 percent and 24 percent. The strain has won 9 Cannabis Cup titles.

This strain is perfect for patients with aches and headaches. It can also help ease insomnia and mood disorders such as anxiety. You can consider it as an ideal “wake and bake” strain.

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By getting an MMJ rec letter from 420 doctors Newport Beach, you can legally cultivate this strain for personal use. When grown indoors, it flowers within 10 weeks. Outdoor growers need to maintain a daily temperature between 72 and 80 degrees F.

Blue Dream

It’s a hybrid cannabis strain with a sweet flavor. Many patients say that Blue Dream is packed with amazing pain-relieving properties. However, it can also help ease depression and stress. The THC content in this strain ranges between 17 and 24 percent while CBD content is 0.1-0.2 percent.

Blue Dream has a fruity flavor followed by sharp, citrus, and floral notes. Its leaves are from orange to brown to dark green, depending on the environmental conditions. Blue Dream is beneficial for patients with fatigue, headaches, etc.

Sour Diesel

It’s a Sativa-dominant strain that helps improve energy levels. The high-THC content allows you to receive amazing uplifting and mindful high. This strain will help you feel happy and energized throughout the day.

This strain is beneficial for anxiety and depression. After consuming this strain, your mood and energy levels get boosted. Sour Diesel has round, medium-sized buds with leaves yellowish-green in color. Yield is between 42 and 56 g per square feet.

Northern Lights

Northern Lights is popular for delivering an ultimate sense of happiness and well-being. However, some consumers agree that this strain helps them increase concentration and creativity levels. It’s also beneficial for reducing chronic pain and boosting appetite, thus helping patients with eating disorders promote wellness. Common negative effects include dry mouth, paranoia, and dizziness. For beginners, we recommend taking small doses.

This strain starts flowering in just 6-8 weeks and yields up to 125 g per square meter. 


Harlequin contains high levels of CBD, a non-psychoactive cannabis compound. When you smoke this strain, you will receive calming effects that can help you ease chronic pain, anxiety, and depression. Harlequin is also effective in managing inflammation linked to fibromyalgia and other illnesses. CBD to THC ratio is 5:2. 

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If you want to grow Harlequin, you need to maintain 70-80 degrees F and other environmental conditions. The strain starts flowering in 9-10 weeks.

Key Takeaways

Cannabis for chronic pain is better than prescription medications. Its cannabinoids work by interacting with the endocannabinoid system. Some of the best strains for pain management are Blue Dream, Harlequin, Northern Lights, Sour Diesel, and White Widow. Try different strains and analyze the medicinal effects of each one. Start with a low dose and wait for some time before taking the second dose. Try different consumption methods and see which one is working for you.

See a doctor online to get your medical marijuana recommendation letter today.