If you want to buy medical marijuana but aren’t sure where to start, here’s a list of the top 15 best strains for patients. You can use this list as a reference point when shopping around at your local dispensary or ordering online. If you’re looking for pain relief or nausea relief, these strains are sure to help!
Blue Dream is a hybrid strain with a balanced THC and CBD content. It is the result of crossing an indica Blueberry with an sativa Haze, giving it the appearance of dark green leaves with light orange hairs and trichomes. The smell of Blue Dream is earthy and spicy, while the taste has been described as sweet berry.
The effects of Blue Dream are both relaxing and uplifting, making it suitable for daytime use to help alleviate pain, stress, depression, anxiety or lack of appetite.
Harlequin is a hybrid strain that’s a cross between Crippler and Jack 48. It has an average THC level of 20% and a THC:CBD ratio of 1:1, meaning it’s high in CBD as well. An indica-dominant hybrid, Harlequin offers strong body effects from its Crip parent but also has the uplifting effects of its sativa father. The result is a balanced effect that can help with pain or stress, anxiety or depression—and it tastes great too!
Sour Diesel is a classic sativa strain. It has a skunky smell, similar to the scent of diesel fuel. The name comes from its high THC content and its ability to leave you feeling like you’ve just smoked an entire bottle of sour-flavored candy.
Sour Diesel has been said to help treat pain, depression, anxiety and nausea. Those suffering from autoimmune disorders may also benefit from using this strain as it helps relieve symptoms such as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
This strain is best used in the evening or at night before bedtime because it can make you feel tired if consumed during the day. If you find yourself feeling tired while trying this strain for the first time, try taking your dose during dinnertime instead of right before bedtime when possible so that you can still get some work done after smoking it for dinner!
ACDC is a sativa dominant hybrid that has high THC content and high CBD content. It’s great for pain relief, depression, anxiety, muscle spasms, nausea and appetite stimulation. This strain gives you an uplifting feeling that is perfect for daytime use.
Cannabis consumers can find ACDC in many different forms including concentrates (shatter or wax), edibles (cannabis infused brownies) or tinctures which are made using alcohol as a solvent rather than ethanol like most other forms of cannabis products.
Pineapple Express is a sativa dominant strain of cannabis known for its high THC content, which has been found to be as high as 25%. This strain is often recommended for patients seeking relief from pain and insomnia, as well as those suffering from depression and anxiety. Pineapple Express can also be helpful in treating headaches, nausea (especially during chemotherapy), appetite stimulation, stress or any other condition that would benefit from an uplifting mental experience.
The aroma of this strain is tropical with hints of pineapple and citrus fruit while the taste is sweet with notes of pineapples and berries. The high starts off mellow but gradually builds into an energetic buzz accompanied by euphoria that makes you feel happy and giggly on top of your current moods. Some users report feeling relaxed while others say they have no anxiety at all after consuming Pineapple Express; however it’s important to note these effects may vary depending on each individual’s metabolism rate so always take it slow when trying out new strains!
Girl Scout Cookies
If you’re looking for a strain that treats pain, Girl Scout Cookies is a great one to try. It’s a hybrid strain that is a cross between OG Kush and Durban Poison, both of which are popular for their ability to help with muscle spasms and inflammation.
Girl Scout Cookies has a sweet and earthy aroma with hints of pine. This strain is known for its euphoric effects and can help treat depression, stress, and pain.
Cannatonic is a hybrid strain that has a 20:1 CBD to THC ratio. It is effective for treating pain, inflammation and anxiety.
The strain also helps with nausea and muscle spasms.
The Granddaddy Purple strain of marijuana is a hybrid strain created by DJ Short. It has a high THC content, and it’s great for relaxing at the end of the day. The scent of this strain is reminiscent of grape candy, which is why it’s also commonly referred to as Grape Ape or Grapefruit X.
Granddaddy Purple was created in Humboldt County, California and has been praised by critics for its high-quality smoke that can help treat insomnia and other symptoms related to sleep deprivation (such as mood swings).
The White Widow strain of cannabis is a Sativa-dominant hybrid (80% Sativa/20% Indica) that was first bred in the Netherlands in the 1990s. It is named after the white hairs on its buds, which resemble little spiders.
The White Widow strain is an uplifting and pleasant experience that should be enjoyed by all cannabis enthusiasts. You’ll feel energized and happy with this strain’s effects, but it won’t leave you feeling too tired or groggy. This makes it great for daytime use when you need to get things done!
Northern Lights is a hybrid strain that is a cross between a Sativa and an Indica. It is believed to have originated in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Northern Lights has been around since the 1980s, but its exact origins are unknown. The name “Northern Lights” was given due to its strong resemblance to a greenish colored Aurora Borealis (the Northern Lights). Its buds are medium-sized with light green leaves and bright orange hairs on top of each individual bud, making this strain easy to spot even from afar.
The effects of Northern Lights can be felt immediately after smoking or vaping it; they tend to hit you hard initially with an intense rush of euphoria followed by sedation that leaves you relaxed yet energized at the same time. This makes it ideal for treating conditions such as chronic pain or anxiety, which can be debilitating if left untreated for too long without relief options available—but also great for recreational use if you’re looking for something more mellow than most strains out there today!
Girl Scout Cookies
Girl Scout Cookies is an Indica dominant hybrid with THC levels reaching up to 28%. It is one of the most potent marijuana strains available and medical marijuana patients use it to treat stress, depression, and anxiety. It is known to provide the most desirable effects of both Sativa and Indica strains, providing its users with powerful, euphoric, and happy high along with couch locking body effects and some feelings of lethargy.
The OG Kush strain is a potent hybrid that is known for its strong body effects. This hybrid strain induces both physical and mental relaxation, which makes it ideal for relieving pain and stress. OG Kush has a distinct smell of earthy pine paired with sweet notes of berry skunk.
The OG Kush strain was created by the California-based breeder Chemdawg in 1992 after he crossed Diesel with Hindu Kush to form this pungent beauty. It has since become one of the most popular strains in the world due to its unique flavor and aroma, as well as its ability to deliver powerful effects without debilitating sedation that many indica strains are known for (although it will leave you couch-locked).
Jack Herer’s marijuana strain is highly valued for its amazingly high THC levels which immediately create a sharp, uplifting high. It was named after a marijuana activist and author, Jack Herer, to honor all his contributions to the cannabis industry. It is a great wake and bakes strain as it creates a very energetic and uplifting high accompanied by a complete body relaxation from head to toe. Medical marijuana patients love smoking this strain as it is proven effective in treating stress, migraines, nausea, ADD/ADHD, and many more.
Super Silver Haze
Super Silver Haze is a hybrid (mild body high) strain that was bred to be high in THCV, a chemical that reduces the paranoia and anxiety commonly associated with marijuana use. It’s also been shown to reduce blood sugar levels—making it an excellent choice for those with diabetes or pre-diabetes. This strain is known for its ability to treat pain, stress, depression and nausea.
Super Silver Haze may be used as treatment for anxiety or insomnia; inflammation from conditions like arthritis or muscle spasms; appetite loss due to chemotherapy; nausea caused by chemotherapy or HIV/AIDS infection (ideal for cancer patients).
White Rhino is a popular hybrid strain with origins in California, USA. It’s one of the more potent strains out there, making it a great option for patients looking to medicate without getting too high. White Rhino has an earthy and sweet aroma accompanied by citrus undertones that make it very pleasant to smoke. The effects are almost immediate and can last anywhere from 2-4 hours depending on how much you consume.
The best use for this strain is as an appetite stimulant, providing relief from nausea, pain or stress while promoting relaxation throughout the body so that you can enjoy life more fully!
We hope that we’ve given you a solid foundation for your search for the best medical marijuana strain. Remember, there are many different kinds of cannabis and no one strain works for everyone. It is important to experiment with different strains in order to find one that works best for you.