Stress is a normal part of life, sometimes serving a useful purpose. Stress can motivate you to get things done, but sometimes it can cause anxiety and take a toll on your body. Cannabis has been one of the go-to solutions for many stressed individuals as it helps decrease stress and anxiety levels very quickly.
There are 2 different ways of identifying the potential characteristics of Florida medical marijuana. Strain Based identification, and Ratio Based products. Ratio based is typically shown on a product packaging as the percentage of THC to CBD in a product(example 1:1 = equal parts of each). Strain based is typically used for inhaled versions of cannabis, and especially cannabis flower, as it is more difficult to identify specific amounts of cannabinoids. In this blog, we will focus on the strain-based identifications.
6 best marijuana strains for stress
Not all cannabis is created equal. In fact, there are different strains of cannabis that produce different effects, making some strains better for certain conditions than others. Here are the 6 best marijuana strains for stress-relief:
Girl Scout Cookies
GSC, originally known as the Girl Scout Cookies strain, is comprised of OG Kush and Durban Poison. It is known for promoting relaxation and happiness. This strain has been able to elevate THC levels to 25% to 28%, so a little goes a long way. Consumers consider this strain as one of the best marijuana strains for stress and anxiety because it relieves stress and physical pain and also aids with depression.
Granddaddy Purple, commonly known as GDP, is a mix of Purple Urkle and Big Bud, inheriting a complex grape and berry flavor. This strain helps multiple conditions, such as pain, stress, muscle spasms, and insomnia, and is ideal for generating a peaceful calm throughout the entire body. However, having “cottonmouth” is a common side effect of this strain, so drink plenty of water.
Jack Herer is a Sativa-dominant hybrid that has an appealing orange-lemon scent and taste with a hint of pine. This strain provides an excellent balance between cerebral and physical effects, promoting deep relaxation.
Sour Diesel (“Sour D”) is another Sativa-dominant strain that is all about mental stimulation, making it one of the best marijuana strains for stress and anxiety. This strain has fast-acting effects that not only energize but also induce a “dreamy” feeling. Consumers say that Sour D has a lemon/lime taste, hence where the “sour” term in the name originates from. Some great effects of this strain include: mental stimulation, positivity, and mindfulness. Beware of cottonmouth with this strain as well.
Blue Dream is one of the most common and most popular strains available. This California-originated strain has a sweet, earthy, and berry aroma. Blue Dream is used to help with stress, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, insomnia, and concentration.
The OG Kush strain is a reliable strain for those who are looking for stress relief. This strain produces a euphoric feeling and can help reduce stress, anxiety, and help with depression. Some have even reported relief from headaches and migraines with this strain as well. The OG Kush cannabis strain has a woody, earthy taste and a unique aroma with notes of pine and a hint of sour lemon.
For some, CBD is the preferred cannabinoid for stress. It offers a variety of medicinal benefits, including relief from anxiety and inflammation. Others prefer THC because it comes with its own unique therapeutic and mood-boosting properties. Try choosing a product that contains both THC and CBD to leave you feeling a little more balanced.
MMTCFL does not sell medical marijuana products, but ask your local dispensary about these strains and others that may help reduce stress.
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