How Five Different Strains of Medical Marijuana Affect the Mind and Body
It was getting stoned, getting high, getting baked – all slang words for the same thing. Marijuana can relax and (if misused) cloud the mind. Weed can also relax the body and relieve pain, but it can seriously affect motor skills if used incorrectly.
Different types of medicinal cannabis have different effects on the body and mind. This is why “bud-tenders” at MJ medical pharmacies recommend different strains for other MMJ patients.
Here are five different types of medical marijuana and how they affect the mind and body. We chose strains from different strains of marijuana, some indica, some sativa, some blends, to show the varied effects of marijuana strains on body and mind.
1. Blue dream
Details: Heathe vile Sativa dominant with a trace of indica, Blue Dream gets its name from the dark green appearance of the leaves under heavy trichomes.
Medical Uses The best medicine for insomnia is also a good “baseline” medicine for pain patients, requiring very little breakthrough treatment.
Review: Blue Dream is always a popular choice among pharmacies because of its unique appearance. Definitely a night time medication – most often recommended by budtenders for pain patients and those with sleep problems.
2. Green crack
Details: Don’t let the name scare you; this light green/orange/bluish indica/Sativa med is sweet with an intense body effect.
Medical Uses: This strain’s rich mix of Sativa makes it is ideal for those dealing with chronic pain or those taking MMJ for depression or other mental health issues.
Review: Green Crack, a short-acting drug, is ideal for a “mid-day” dose, especially for pain patients seeking breakthrough pain treatment.
3. White currant
Details: Intense purple colored red, 90% India, 10% Sativa. This hybrid can beat all hybrids with a beautiful plant appearance that draws patients straight to this strain.
Medical Uses: Relieves muscle spasms and muscle pain. Perfect for patients with restless legs syndrome or other musculoskeletal disorders.
Review: An easy “A” rating for this indica-domica train. Berttis besteads asbestos best time medication, as it can have intense effects on both mind and body, typical of a hybrid.
Details: Pure, potent indica. A cross of the ever-popular Train wreck and an Afghani plant. You get everything great about indicas with A-Train with a spicy taste with citrus undertones.
Medical use: Appetite enhancer, reduces eye pressure. The perfect plant for people with glaucoma or other eye problems and r chronically ill patients with appetite problems.
Review: A true award winner, this indica is everything indica should be. Difficult for MMJ pharmacies to keep in stock. High Times Top Ten Strain of the Year winner, 2009.
5. Canna Sutra
Special features: Sativa dominant. Incredibly sweet, citrusy smoke. Reported aphrodisiac properties. Strong “strong ana” flavor with heavy lemon undertones.
Medical Uses Sexual Aid, Mood Enhancer, Bronchial Dilator. Often prescribed to people who have asthma for use in a smokeless vaporizer.
Review: One of the favourite smokes of buds, this Sativa, who prefer indica drugs. The hint of purple in the leaves makes this a quick sell surprises patients out in most pharmacies.