The key pain relieving ingredients in medical marijuana are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD). THC affects the CNS and brain providing pain relief, relaxation and a sense of well-being. CBD produces a sedative effect on patients and relieves convulsions, inflammation, anxiety and nausea. There are two types of medical marijuana, Sativa and Indica. Each provides its own distinct effect on symptoms.
Sativa strains are typically used during the day because of their pain-relieving effects along with increased energetic feelings in patients. Sativas have a high level of THC and a low level of CBD. Common names of Sativas include:
Pineapple Trainwreck, a nearly pure sativa, produces a mild, musky fragrance with a hint of pineapple. Pineapple Trainwreck has a very distinct pineapple taste; a bit more musky than sweet. The effect is energizing, uplifting, and mentally stimulating.
Indica strains are typically used at nighttime because of their ability to assist patients with sleeping and pain relief. Indicas have a high level of THC and a high level CBD. Common names of Indicas include:
Blackberry Kush produces a strong diesel fuel scent that is pleasantly balanced with delicious berry undertones. Its effects are strong and long-lasting yet the patient remains clear-headed. This strain is recommended for pain and anxiety reduction and appetite stimulation.
Granddaddy Purple produces a distinctively grape smell and taste accompanied by a smooth, even effect that delivers more energy than a typical Indica.
Headband has a pungent smell and taste similar to lemon and diesel. It is very good for daytime use and concentration, offering a strong effect with noticeable cerebral stimulation coming on slowly but surely.
Mazar gives a very strong mental performance with a long-lasting effect that is spicy-sweet and quite mild.
Purple M&M has a smooth and piney taste with a skunk aroma delivering a fast effect that is psychedelic and superbly calming on the mind and body. It is highly effective in treating acute pain and lulls you to sleep.