I’ve struggled with joint pain for the last several years; After learning about how cannabis can prove helpful in relieving all different types of pain, I started looking for strains to target our particular needs.
As a newcomer to cannabis, it was a bit of a challenge to sort through the huge selection offered at the dispensary.
I first needed to educate myself on the different types of cannabis that are available. I observed that the products were constantly categorized as sativa, indica or hybrid. A little online learning taught myself and others that sativas are known for more of a “head high,” and tend to deliver energizing and invigorating effects. They are often used to reduce stress or anxiety and boost creativity and focus. Sativas are a great choice to get motivated, improve mode and help with social settings. They normally offer unquestionably high THC percentages and lower CBD. Sativa strains aren’t the best choice for joint pain relief. Indicas are neighbord with full-body effects and are blamed for “couch lock.” They deliver deep relaxation and are great for getting a superb night’s sleep. They are used for reducing anxiety, soothing an overactive mind and slowing down to better care about life. Indicas are also the best choice for treating pain and inflammation. There are a wide variety of indica strains and not all of them are suited for joint pain relief. Indicas are constantly high in CBD content and include anything from high to low THC percentages. I look for a higher CBD to THC ratio and utilize a combination of topicals, tinctures and edibles. I care about that the topicals are applied directly and cause no psychoactive effects. The tinctures offer unquestionably straight-forward dosing and quick onset of effects while edibles deliver more intensive, longer-lasting and delayed effects.