Medical Cannabis Strains Guide
Think you know everything about Marijuana?
Medical cannabis is available to patients in a number of strains, and there are distinct reasons for the wide selection. Different types of marijuana plants produce different effects, making each strain uniquely effective for treating certain types of pain and medical conditions.
How Do I Know Which Cannabis Strain Is Best for Me?
The two broadest categories of medical cannabis were established by researchers in the 18th century. After noticing physical and chemical differences between plants from different geographical regions, strains were categorized as either Cannabis indica or Cannabis sativa.
Knowing the differences between these and other types of medical cannabis will make it easier for you and our team to identify the best cannabis strains for your unique health symptoms.
Sativa Medical Uses
Cannabis products derived from the sativa strain are known for their energizing and uplifting effects. Sativa strains typically contain a higher amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) than cannabinoids which causes more euphoria and cerebral effects than Indica strains.
Sativa cannabis strains are best for daytime use and socializing. These strains are also known to stimulate creativity and help you focus.
Sativa Medical Symptoms Relief
- Mood swings
- Increased concentration
- Stress relief
- Physical pain
- Promotes creativity
Sativa Medical Effects
- Increased energy
- Uplifting mood
Medical Illnesses and Diseases for Sativa Use
- Mood disorders including depression and bipolar disorder
- Alzheimer’s Disease
Favorite Sativa Cannabis Strains
- Durban Poison
- Green Crack
- Super Lemon Haze
- Maui Wowie
- Pineapple OG
- Sour Diesel
- Jack Herer
- Island Sweet Skunk
Sativa plants are visibly distinct from others due to their tall, thin physical appearance.
Indica Medical Uses
Cannabis products derived from the indica strain are known for their calming and sedating effects. Indica strains typically contain a higher amount of cannabinoids than Sativa strains which is why it is known for more of a relaxation effect.
These effects are why indica-based products are used to treat variety of diseases and illnesses.
Indica Medical Symptoms Relief
- Physical pain
- Muscle spasms
Indica Medical Effects
- Muscle relaxation
- Uplifting mood
- Increased appetite
Common Illnesses and Diseases for Indica Use
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Sleep Apnea
- Anxiety disorders including: obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), generalized anxiety disorder, and panic attacks
- Parkinsons Disease
- Crohn’s Disease
Favorite Indica Cannabis Strains
- Platinum Kush
- Grandaddy Purple
- Bubba Kush
- Northern Lights
- Purple Kush
- Blueberry Kush
- God’s Gift
- Presidential OG
Indica plants are generally shorter and denser than their sativa counterparts.
Hybrid Medical Uses
Crossbreeding between indica and sativa strains produces hybrid plants. These cannabis products take on a mixture of the properties of their parent plants, so they fall somewhere in between the spectrum of sativa and indica. The unique properties of hybrid strains allows patients to experience even more personalized and effective treatment.
Favorite Hybrid Cannabis Strains
Girl Scout Cookie
Platinum Girl Scout Cookie
CBD Medical Uses
CBD oil products offer a unique treatment option for medical marijuana patients. CBD oils are made with a low concentration of THC, the psychoactive chemical responsible for the “high” traditionally associated with consuming marijuana.
With low concentrations of THC present in CBD oil, the product is an ideal solution for patients who want the health benefits of cannabis without experiencing the psychoactive effects.
Learn More About Cannabis Medical Uses
Want to learn more about how cannabis strains are best used to treat chronic pain, mental illness and other conditions? Visit our medical guide for more information.