Deciding What Strain Of Medical Marijuana Works Best For You
Posted by Nick Irie | May 12 2011 | 9531 views | Comments ↓
Many people in the medical cannabis community have been confused by the specific species of cannabis and their properties when it comes to aiding patients. Going to a high-quality dispensary can help you make the right decision when it comes to your medicine, but being an informed patient is essential when selecting the medication that's right for you.
Most people with some medical cannabis knowledge commonly group all Indica strains as “medication that makes you sleep,” and all Sativa strains as “medication that makes you lifted and energetic.” This is a broad and mis-categorized labeling that should be used as a guide, but not the rule.
The truth is, not all Indicas will put you to sleep. And likewise, not all Sativas will keep you up. While heavier Indica strains can most definitely put you to down and are great for insomnia or extreme pain, lighter strains will simply give you steady minor pain relief while not making you heavy headed and drowsy. These lighter Indica strains are better for minor discomfort or cramps. Likewise, while Sativa does hold some extremely high-energy strains that are mainly used for anti-depression purposes, you can still manage to find some heavier strains that will couch lock you.
The twist is, no two people are created alike. And that bodes especially true when it comes to CBN/CBD/THC and how they effects you. So first, in order to figure out what your looking for in a strain to help your ailment, you will need to explore how your specific body responds to different types of cannabis. Second, you will need to figure out proper dose levels to achieve the correct effect.
As a base reference, for anxiety based ailments, you want to steer clear of high energy saliva’s as they will create paranoia. What you need to look for is strains that are Indica dominant hybrids, generally in the 60-40 range. This will allow you to stay clear minded enough to do work, but Indica heavy enough to keep you medically calmed down and focused.
For back pain, I hear that a lot of people experience insomnia from the discomfort felt while stretched out. Therefore, you will need is two different types of Indica’s. A heavy pure Indica for sleep purposes at night, and a 70/30 blend depending on discomfort levels during the day. Again, always test yourself and learn what blends work perfect for you.
If your suffering from depression, a pure very high-energy sativa is the best route to alleviate symptoms and lift spirits.
PTSD sufferers are a little harder to lock down as symptoms vary, but its normally best to stay away from anything too extreme one way or the other. Try from the middle on a 50/50 blend hybrid and work your way outward on the Sativa side to feel the scale for which is best for you. Stay away from anything too heavy as it could create symptoms of depression, and stay away from anything too energetic as it could create panic attacks.
Remember, you know you best, and you can make the best decisions on what strain of Medical Marijuana helps alleviate whatever ails you. Just start slowly and follow these basic guidelines.
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Article by Nick Irie, on May. 12th 2011