When you’re in pain, it’s hard to think straight. You don’t want to be a slave to your pain — you want to get through it and get back to living your life. That’s why people are turning to cannabis as an alternative to opioids. Cannabis has been shown to reduce chronic pain and inflammation, as well as improve sleep quality for those who suffer from chronic pain.
But not all weed is created equal. Some strains of cannabis have more THC than others, which means that some strains will give you a stronger high than others. It can be hard to choose which one is the best for your needs! If you’re looking for something strong but mellow at the same time, these ten strains should fit the bill:
Sweet 16 is a hybrid strain that gets its name from being a cross between Sweet Tooth #16 and a sativa. It has a sweet, fruity taste and smell, as well as an energetic high. This uplifting effect makes Sweet 16 great for daytime use.
Sweet 16 produces large, dense buds with light green leaves that are covered in trichomes. These buds have long orange hairs protruding from them, along with white pistils at the ends of those orange hairs. When smoking or vaping this strain’s dried flowers you will notice that they have a sweet flavor profile similar to sugar cane or mangoes — which makes sense given its full-bodied tropical flavor profile!
Grizzly Purple Kush
Grizzly Purple Kush is a hybrid strain that’s a cross between OG Kush and Purple Urkle. It has an earthy, sweet scent with undertones of pine, giving it an aroma reminiscent of the forest. The high from this strain can be described as “uplifting,” which makes it useful for treating anxiety and depression.
White Berry is a cross between White Widow and Cheese. It is one of the strains that has gained popularity due to its high THC content. White Berry has a sweet and fruity aroma, which is quite similar to that of the Blueberry strain. The effects of this strain are relaxing on both body and mind.
Northern Lights is a hybrid strain of cannabis that is known for its strong cerebral high. It gets its name from its Northern Lights parentage, which is a cross between the famous Skunk #1 and a selected indica.
The effects can be extremely potent, even in small doses, making it an excellent choice for those who need pain relief without suffering from drowsiness or lethargy. This strain produces light green buds with orange hairs and trichomes that turn amber when exposed to heat. The aroma has scents of pine, cedarwood, citrus and skunky earthy tones.
Kandy Kush is a cross between OG Kush and Skunk #1. It has a sweet and sour taste that is almost reminiscent of lemonade, and it’s known for its calming effects. The high from Kandy Kush is often described as euphoric, relaxed and dreamy. This strain is especially good at relieving pain such as headaches, stomach aches and muscle tension.
In addition to its relaxing effects, this strain will make you feel creative while also providing energy—a combination that makes it great for daytime use!
Golden Goat is a cross between the famous ChemDawg and the Golden Goat. It has a strong, sweet smell and taste, with a hint of spice. The buds are nice and dense with a beautiful coating of crystals that make it sparkle in your hand.
It has a THC content of about 20%.
Big Bud is a strain that’s known for its large colas. This pure indica strain has a strong earthy aroma and taste, making it an ideal option for those who are looking for pain relief from within the home. Big Bud can be grown indoors or outdoors and is also well suited to beginners as it’s easy to grow.
The effects of Big Bud are felt within about 15 minutes after smoking, depending on how you consume it. The high lasts for about 1 hour before tapering off gradually, giving you time enough to get through any tasks at hand without leaving you feeling too impaired by the experience (although if you do have something important to do right away, maybe wait until later).
Dutch Treat is a cross between Skunk and Northern Lights. It’s a popular strain known for its strong, relaxing effects. This strain is great for treating pain and anxiety as well as helping you sleep at night. It’s also known to be good for appetite stimulation, so if you are looking to eat more, this may be the best weed for you!
If you want to relax and unwind from your day-to-day life (and maybe even forget about your aches), Dutch Treat may be the perfect choice for pain relief (and more).
If you’re looking for a strain that will leave you feeling relaxed, calm and pain-free, Chem-Dawg is a great choice. This hybrid strain has a strong indica dominant effect, which makes it ideal for those who want to wind down after a long day.
It’s thought that Chem-Dawg is a cross between Chemdog and an unknown strain of marijuana. The exact chemical makeup of this strain isn’t known because it was bred before the widespread use of testing on cannabis samples occurred.
Chem-Dawg is known for its high THC content (20% or more), making it an effective treatment option for chronic pain or postoperative discomfort. It also contains other beneficial cannabinoids like CBD and CBN that reduce inflammation while providing sedative effects as well as pain relief properties.
Hopefully, this list has helped you narrow down your search for pain relief and given you some ideas on how to get started. We’ve covered a lot of ground here—everything from sativa-dominant strains that are great for daytime use, to indica-dominant hybrids that are perfect for evening use. If we had to pick just one strain as our favorite (and let’s face it, we all secretly wish we could), it would probably be White Berry because of its high THC levels and low CBD content—but each one of these strains has something special about them!