Marijuana Strain Guide for Treating Medical Conditions

 Photo Credit: Medicinal Marijuana Association

Photo Credit: Medicinal Marijuana Association

Medical marijuana is being touted as a miracle drug for a variety of conditions, but not all strains are created equal. While the cannabinoid composition of one strain may work for treating certain symptoms and conditions, this does not necessarily mean that same strain will be effective in treating others. Cannabis is known to be effective for treating chronic pain, both general and localized. Research has shown that strains containing both CBD and THC are able to provide an entourage effect that is most effective when treating pain.

High THC strains, or strains containing both CBD and THC, are effective in reducing nausea and increasing appetites, which is especially beneficial for AIDS/HIV or cancer patients undergoing traditional treatments like chemotherapy. Patients treating epilepsy may want to look to High CBD and low THC strains for therapy. This is especially helpful for children who want to reduce seizure frequency without experiencing any psychoactive high. High CBD strains are also effective in treating mental illness and psychological symptoms, like depression and anxiety.

This information has been brought to you by the Medicinal Marijuana Association and approved by our Chief Medical Officer.