Newsflash...pain is bad. Chronic back pain, aches from sickness, that last bad pinky toe stub–they all need help! Growing cannabis indoors to have a great source of anti-inflammatory pain relief on hand just makes sense. These eight strains are time-tested favorites for the achey AND the breaky, so if you're trying to wean off the Ibuprofen, try growing one or more of these cannabis strains for pain relief!
ACDC: This strain is perfect for working through the pain! It has few intoxicating effects, so if you're in a position where you have no choice but to push through, this is the bush to burn.
Blue Dream: Feeling feverish? Blue Dream is a A sweet smelling favorite, this potent, sativa dominant hybrid is great for full-body pain relief and nausea. Use this strain to make the most of your sick days and spend more time on catching up rather than throwing up.
Granddaddy Purple: Need to stay in one place while you manage your pain? If moving is ill-advised, rest up with this legendary crossbreed. An indica heavy hitter, GDP is perfect for helping you relax and manage pain before bed, so this strain is perfect for ailments like broken bones needing bedrest!
Harlequin: Despite its amusing name, Harlequin's not about sending in the clowns. If you're feeling anxious about your pain levels, this CBD-rich strain will clear your head and your ouchies so you can continue to function without worrying about your condition.
Northern Lights: This strain is as famous for its resilience while growing as it is for its naturally super-resinous buds! A classic indica, Northern Lights provides deep relaxation, euphoria, and dissipation of muscle tension. This is the perfect strain for cramps and muscular injuries without turning to traditional opiates.
OG Kush: Had a long day? Leave the martini back in the 50's, and grab this green instead. A west coast favorite, OG Kush is perfect for managing pain at the end of a difficult shift–its high levels of THC mean that you'll be down for the count, but when you're at the tail end of tail-busting hard work, it's a great friend indeed!
Sour Diesel: Is that a truckstop we smell, or are you just taking your medicine? A sativa-dominant strain, Sour Diesel is perfect for elevating mood and providing full-body pain relief. Cheer up a sourpuss patient with Sour Diesel and watch the healing begin!
White Widow: Like Sour Diesel, White Widow can excite the unwell–taking their pain away and taking their mind off their pain and induing a state of increased energy and wellbeing. However if SD's pungence is a little much, White Widow's woody aroma will be a welcome change.
There you have it! Eight of the best cannabis strains for pain management, all available to grow right in your own home! Cannabis is a great alternative to traditional pain medication, and with so many different strains available, there's sure to be one that fits your needs perfectly.
Exercise your right to take charge of your own care, and happy growing!