Tell Me What’s Your Flavor: A Taste Guide To The 8 Most Popular MMJ Strains

Many factors influence a patient’s enjoyment of an MMJ strain. The physical and psychological effects of a strain are, of course, very important. But for many MMJ patients, the taste of a strain is the deal-maker (or -breaker).

Over the last few years, medical marijuana has been legalized in a majority of US states. The MMJ industry has exploded all across the country. This lightning-fast expansion has led to a revolution in creativity amongst MMJ growers and developers.

The amount of imaginative, novel, and delicious flavors of medical marijuana continues to grow. In 2020, to develop a popular, bestselling strain means developing a delicious strain. All of the most popular strains at the moment have a distinctive flavor that is loved by its devotees.

But MMJ flavor preference is a subjective thing. And this is what makes the conversation so enthralling! Debates are raging across the nation as to which MMJ strains taste the best. In this article, we’ll give you a taste guide to the most popular MMJ strains.

Champagne Kush

Champagne Kush is a popular MMJ strain in large part due to its exquisite flavor. Like good champagne, it is smooth and goes down easy. Champagne Kush has a delicate, slightly orangey taste and a subtle aroma.

Its refreshing taste and smell are matched by a light, energizing body high, making it ideal for daytime use if you want to keep a clear, calm mind.

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Orange Creamsicle

With a name like ‘Orange Creamsicle’, how could this MMJ strain not taste scrumptious?! Embodying the sweet vanilla and zesty orange flavors of its namesake dessert, Orange Creamsicle is a firm favorite amongst MMJ taste aficionados.

It’s also another example of an MMJ strain with subtle effects, so it’s ideal for patients who like a gentle high that allows them to function during the daytime.

Strawberry Cough

Strawberry Cough is a lot of people’s favorite tasting medical marijuana strain. It does exactly what it says on the tin, tasting strongly of sweet strawberry – though it has more in common with a potent strawberry bubblegum than with a subtler strawberry fruit.

Strawberry Cough MMJ enlivens the mind and increases focus and creativity, so it’s suitable for daytime use.

Berry OG

The Berry OG strain is packed full of flavor. It smells strong and fresh and tastes profoundly fruity, reminiscent of a sweet, refreshing berry punch on a warm summer’s day.

The high that Berry OG provides is pleasant and light, but it can also induce sleepiness. So unless your plan for the day is to loll about and enjoy a nap or two, Berry OG is best enjoyed when your to-do list has been completed!

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XJ-13

XJ-13 is a sweet yet peppery strain. With strong hints of pine and a citric freshness, it’s invocative of a stroll through a dewy pine forest in the early morning.

Providing an energizing body buzz and a happy, clear mental state, XJ-13 can be enjoyed at any time of the day. Many people like to pair this enlivening and tasty strain with their morning coffee to kickstart the day.

Pineapple Express

Pineapple Express is a hugely popular MMJ strain that is famous for its smooth, sweet, fruity flavor. This strain also boasts a distinctively delicious pineapple-y odor.

With a relatively high THC content, Pineapple Express provides an energizing, thought-inspiring, heady high that can lead to bouts of furious creativity. The strain’s bodily effects are quite mild, so daytime dosing with Pineapple Express is an option.

Sugar Black Rose

Sugar Black Rose is the strongest strain on the list. With a high THC and CBD content, this strain is brilliant for killing pain, zapping depression, and inducing deep sleep. It also tends to give patients a large, insatiable appetite.

Sugar Black Rose, as the name suggests, has a sweet, floral flavor reminiscent of candied fruit and summer flower gardens. The earthy sweetness of this strain, coupled with its powerful effects, makes it a favorite with many taste-conscious MMJ patients.

Game Changer

Game Changer has a delicious tropical fruit flavor, with subtle but definite hints of grape, cherry, peach, and mango. This strain smells as good as it tastes and could almost be used to replace the bowl of potpourri in your living room!

Game Changer provides a high that comes on slowly but is long-lasting. It’s a strong, psychologically uplifting head-high that lifts the mood and inspires focus and creativity. With a solidly potent and long-lasting body high, it is also very popular as a pain reliever.

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Should Medical Marijuana Have A THC Cap?

Because medical marijuana (MMJ) is still a fairly new enterprise in the U.S., lawmakers are continually coming up with new regulations to better monitor its safety for consumers. One of the biggest questions that has come to the forefront is “Should medical marijuana have a THC cap?”. Lawmakers are trying to pass legislation that would answer this question to help more closely regulate MMJ products.

What does a THC cap mean?

First off, THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the chemical found in marijuana plants that is responsible for its psychoactive effects. Basically, it’s what gives people a feeling of being high, often accompanied by a relaxed or euphoric state. Some people feel that THC caps should be implemented so that MMJ products’ effects would be limited (with the goal of decreasing a too big of a high in a person’s system). Several lawmakers tried to introduce a bill to cap THC, citing some research that indicated high levels of marijuana were linked to psychosis and/or schizophrenia in some marijuana users. They have also expressed concern that individuals under the age of 21 were consuming MMJ products with high THC content, which could create possible mental impairments.

Current law only restricts THC levels in edibles, which generally contain around 10 mg of THC per serving. Industry experts posit that this level is much higher than what most people would consume in a single dose anyway. Lawmakers were also trying to get a bill passed that would cap THC at 10% potency in smokable MMJ products as well as edibles. They also wished to put into effect a law that would prohibit doctors from prescribing full-strength MMJ products for patients under 21 (with exceptions for patients who are terminally ill, or whose doctors can make a case for them needing higher levels of THC because of their medical condition). None of these bills have been enacted into law yet.

 

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Is there a THC cap for medical marijuana?

Because different states have varying laws regarding marijuana, you may be asking yourself, “What is the THC cap on medical marijuana in my area?”. Many opponents of the proposed amendment to place a THC cap on MMJ products say that if the bill passed, it would only hurt MMJ patients. They suggest that a cap could force prices up for MMJ users and drive individuals to buy black-market products in order to self-medicate with higher THC levels. The following states have all tried to push legislation through recently without success:

  • Colorado: Advocates tried to get a plan passed to push the limit of THC to 16%, but withdrew the plan in 2016.
  • Washington: A proposal to cap cannabis at 10% THC has stalled and likely won’t move forward.
  • Alaska: A proposal to cap marijuana at 76% THC was voted down.

Is there a limit on how strong medical marijuana can be?

It can be confusing to tell whether there is a THC cap for medical marijuana in each state or what the cap is, so the best thing for an MMJ patient to do is to research their individual state’s MMJ laws before purchasing or consuming products. A typical dose to treat symptoms of a medical condition is likely much lower than what the cap would be anyway.

Additionally, effective doses of MMJ also differ from person to person. One individual might find their symptoms are alleviated by a low dose of a cannabis tincture with 5% THC, while someone else might find that even less THC does the trick to give them relief. Patients should do their own experimenting (with the help of their doctor) to determine what form of marijuana and which dose would be the safest and most effective for their specific needs.

 

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Image by Esteban Lopez on Unsplash: Patients should work with their doctor to determine which TCH level will be the most effective for them.

How can a patient get MMJ products?

People who are suffering from a physical or emotional medical condition (ranging from cancer symptoms to glaucoma to post-traumatic stress disorder) can find benefits in using MMJ products. They can get evaluated by a physician at MMJRecs to see if they’d be a good fit for an MMJ card. The whole process is done online, so it provides all the convenience of a virtual experience. Once the process is complete, the MMJRecs physician will provide the patient with an MMJ card that gives them access to legally purchase medical marijuana products in their home state.

Many MMJ advocates argue that a cap on THC would mean that patients who use MMJ products to treat their medical conditions would be facing an unfair limitation to a product that is helping them. They suggest that the government stay out of establishing a THC cap and let patients work with their own medical professionals to determine what will best help them. Perhaps physicians are much more equipped to help their patients determine proper THC levels or the right strains than lawmakers are. For the time being, most individuals will be able to find the MMJ products with the THC levels that they need. But there’s always a possibility that legislation could get pushed through to change this in the future.

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What’s The Best THC Level For Medical Marijuana?

Medical marijuana has a lot of benefits. But before you dive headfirst into the world of MMJ, it’s a good idea to know what to be on the lookout for. Perhaps one of the biggest questions people have is “What’s the best THC level for medical marijuana?”. But before that question can be answered, you must first understand what THC is, how it works, and what effects it can have on you and the condition you want to treat. Here’s all you need to know about THC and medical marijuana to get you started.

What is THC?

THC is short for tetrahydrocannabinol. It’s the chemical accountable for most of the psychological effects of medical marijuana. In fact, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, your body makes its own cannabinoid chemicals, and these are the chemicals that THC most closely acts like in the body.

THC is one of several compounds that can be found in the resin secreted by marijuana plants. Other compounds, called cannabinoids, are also found in the resin. CBD is another popular cannabinoid you may have heard of. It’s non-psychoactive, which means it doesn’t produce the same effects on the brain as THC.

How Does THC Work?

In your brain, cannabinoid receptors are dispersed throughout certain areas of the brain, clustered together most densely in the parts of the brain associated with time perception, pleasure, thinking, coordination, and memory. When you take medical marijuana, the THC in it attaches to these receptors, activating them and impacting your movement, coordination, sensory perception, pleasure, and concentration.

 

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What Do Higher Levels of THC Mean?

The medical marijuana grown today is as potent as ever. In many strains of MMJ, THC potency can be around 20%, with some even as high as 30%. Considering that in the 1980s the potency of marijuana was around 2%, this is a pretty big leap.

In low doses, THC creates a euphoric state. If you take too much, you can experience some negative side effects such as anxiety and memory impairment. In fact, too much THC can even mitigate the medicinal benefits of medical marijuana, so it’s important to understand that less is definitely more when considering THC dosing for therapeutic and medicinal effects.

What’s the Best Dose for THC?

When considering how to dose THC for MMJ, microdosing is often recommended. This is when you start small and work your way up to a dose that has the effects you desire, such as pain relief, but without some of the side effects of higher doses of THC, such as anxiety.

To microdose, all you need to do is start with a small dose, such as one hit from a vape pen. Wait at least ten minutes and think about how you feel. If you think you need more, take another hit. Microdosing is a great way to figure out what dose is therapeutic for you.

 

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Image by Esteban Lopez on Unsplash: What is THC? It’s in the resin produced by the flowers of the marijuana plant.

 

Which MMJ Strains Have the Highest THC Levels?

Different strains of medical marijuana have different amounts of THC in them. Often, you simply need to ask the dispensary where you purchase your MMJ what the percentage of THC is, if it’s not already clearly marked. If you get a strain with a high THC level and find that it’s not producing the desired medicinal effects, try a strain with a lower THC percentage or a higher percentage of CBD. If you don’t feel any impact from what you take, then that’s a good indication that you should choose a strain with a higher dose of THC.

What’s the Best THC Level for Medical Marijuana?

THC levels are subjective. That’s because everyone reacts just a little bit differently to THC, making it a unique experience for each person. As long as you start with a small dose and work your way up, as discussed above, you can easily find the range that suits you best and helps to address your medical concerns.

Remember that different products can affect you differently, too. Edibles may produce a different reaction at a different THC level than medical marijuana that is smoked. You should always read the label of any MMJ product you buy to see what the recommended dose is. Start off slow with a quarter to one half of the recommended dose the first time you take it and wait patiently for the effects to kick in, bearing in mind that it can take up to one hour.

If you’re ready to learn more about what medical marijuana can do for you, then let MMJRecs help you get your medical marijuana card so you can begin!

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How To Choose The Right MMJ Strain For Your Patient

If you are an MMJ caregiver, you’ve probably wondered, “How do I know which medical marijuana strain to give to my patient?” Choosing the right MMJ strain is incredibly important because different medical marijuana strains have very different effects on patients.

Knowing which MMJ strain is best for which condition will allow you to treat your patients as effectively and safely as possible. Getting the right strain of medical marijuana for a patient can massively improve their quality of life, so educating yourself in this area will make you the best caregiver you can be.

MMJ Is Now Widely Legalized

Medical marijuana is now legal in most US states. This wonderful state of affairs means that more patients than ever are getting the opportunity to live in comfort and happiness, unencumbered by their chronic ailments.

The MMJ revolution started off in northwestern states such as Washington and Colorado, but has now rolled out to every corner of the nation. And even traditionally conservative states such as Oklahoma are now thoroughly embracing the myriad benefits of legal medical marijuana.

Legal medical marijuana means that caregivers now have a big responsibility to educate themselves about medical marijuana and which MMJ strain is best for which condition. Choosing the right MMJ strain can make the difference between successful and unsuccessful treatment.

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Getting The Right Strain Of MMJ Is Very Important

If you’re a caregiver – either a medical professional or somebody who is responsible for a sick person – you have a duty to understand your patient’s medical condition. The conditions that qualify a person to be treated with medical marijuana are very wide-ranging and disparate, so choosing the correct medical cannabis strain is essential. If a patient is treated with an inappropriate strain of MMJ it could have no effect – or in the worst-case scenario, it could actually make the patient’s condition worse.

Different MMJ Strains Have Different Characteristics

A massive range of MMJ products is now on the market. There are more strains of MMJ available in the United States today than at any other time in history. New potent, super-effective hybrid strains are being cultivated all the time. Members of the most common strains – Sativa and India – have been cross-bred again and again, and novel types of MMJ now abound.

Different MMJ strains have very different characteristics. Strength and potency vary a lot, as does the feeling that different strains invoke. So with all of this variety available, knowing which MMJ strain is best for which condition is crucial.

Different MMJ Strains Work Best For Different Illnesses

The most common medical conditions that are treated with MMJ are: headaches and migraines; inflammation, pain, and arthritis; insomnia and sleep disorders; glaucoma; and psychological conditions such as anxiety and depression. The wonderful thing about the explosion in novel MMJ strains is that for each ailment there is a group of MMJ strains especially well suited to alleviate it. Given the very different characteristics of the myriad illnesses that qualify a person for treatment with MMJ, it is very powerful to know which specific strain will work best.

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Headaches and Migraines

The best MMJ strains for headaches and migraines are: Headband, Purple Kush, and Blue Dream.

Inflammation, Pain, and Arthritis

The best MMJ strains for inflammation, pain, and arthritis are: Sour Diesel, Girl Scout Cookies, and Blue Widow.

Insomnia and Sleep Disorders

The best MMJ strains for insomnia and sleep disorders are: Northern Lights, Nine Pound Hammer, and Remedy.

Glaucoma

The best MMJ strains for glaucoma are: Bubba Kush, Palm Tree CBD, and Green Crack.

Anxiety

The best MMJ strains for anxiety are: AC/DC, Pennywise, and Royal Highness.

Depression

The best MMJ strains for depression are: Jack Herer, Cannatonic, and Blackberry Kush.

Talk To Your Dispensary

Choosing the correct medical cannabis strain is made much easier if you talk to the knowledgeable employees at your local dispensary. In today’s super-competitive MMJ market, dispensaries set themselves apart by providing excellent customer service and customer education. Any questions you have, no matter how obscure, will often be best answered by the industry pros down at your local dispensary.

An MMJ Card Is Very Advantageous

An MMJ card gives you access to dispensaries where you can learn and improve your knowledge. An MMJ card also often allows you to possess and grow more MMJ than recreational users. Having an MMJ card will also entitle a person to try the full range of available MMJ products.

How To Get An MMJ Card

Getting an MMJ card is now easier than ever. It can be done online via MMJRecs. MMJRecs will put a patient in contact with a qualified medical professional for an online consultation. Once the patient’s ailment has been verified, they will be fully entitled to their own MMJ card.

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6 Easiest MMJ Strains To Grow At Home

Growing your own medicinal marijuana is an extremely satisfying thing to do. Watching your plants grow and thrive is a fun, rewarding experience. It is also a very educational undertaking and a skill that you can build.

If you’re wondering how to easily grow marijuana at home, you will need to know which are the easiest marijuana strains to grow. For a novice grower, the best marijuana to grow is a strain that will be easy. After growing a few easy MMJ strains at home successfully, you will be ready to attempt some more complex strains later.

So what are the easiest medical marijuana strains to grow at home?

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Why Should MMJ Patients Grow At Home?

It’s important to realize that learning how to easily grow marijuana at home has many benefits apart from the satisfaction of learning and watching the results of your efforts. Being able to grow at home means you can be certain that your MMJ is totally pure, organic, and free from chemicals. Growing your own MMJ is also much more economical, as you can get far more marijuana for your money. It’s also extremely convenient to have a large supply of fresh herb growing in your own home.

What Are The Laws Surrounding Growing MMJ At Home?

Growing your own MMJ at home is still not permitted in every American state. Of the states that do permit home cultivation, some have very liberal laws, while others are far more restrictive. The legal amount to grow varies quite considerably between the states that allow home cultivation of MMJ. So it is always wise to check with the authorities in your state of residence to make sure that you are permitted to grow at home, and if you are, how much MMJ you can produce.

Why Are Some MMJ Strains Easier To Grow At Home Than Others?

Some MMJ strains are much easier to grow than others. For beginner growers, it is best to choose these kinds of strains to start off. The easiest marijuana strains to grow are the strains that require less complex nutrients and are most resilient to threats such as mold, temperature variations, and pests.

What Are The Easiest Strains To Grow At Home?

Below, we’ve rounded up six easy cannabis strains to grow. These strains are all very popular with novice growers because they are very easy to cultivate well at home, and they also taste and feel great!

GG4

GG4 is one of the very best strains of marijuana for beginners to grow. This aromatic hybrid strain grows tight and bushy, so it does not take up a lot of room. Also, it does not have especially particular nutrition needs. GG4 is a potent, relaxing strain of MMJ that is very easy to grow yourself.

Cinex

Another of the easiest marijuana strains to grow is the THC-heavy hybrid Cinex. Cinex, which is famously creativity-inducing, can be grown in small spaces and is also especially resistant to mold and mildew.

Blue Dream

Blue Dream is one of the most popular MMJ strains on the market. It has a very even, clear-headed high and is suitable for daytime use. It also one of the easiest marijuana strains to grow because it has high yields while being very resistant to root rot and mildew.

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Mango Sapphire

Mango Sapphire is an indica-dominant, high-THC MMJ strain that is especially easy to grow. This resilient plant has a medium yield and it is strong at defending itself against mold and pests. Mango Sapphire can be grown indoors or outdoors.

Easy Skunk

Easy Skunk is an aptly named indica-dominant MMJ strain that will produce a medium yield with minimal maintenance when grown either indoors or outdoors. The Easy Skunk plant is resilient to pests and mildew and has straightforward nutritional requirements.

Blue Hash

The final easy cannabis strain to grow on our list is Blue Hash. Blue Hash is a popular indica-dominant strain that is especially mold- and mildew-resistant, as well as being relatively insensitive to climate. Blue Hash is robust and grows quickly, making it an ideal choice for novice growers.

How Do You Get An MMJ Card?

In order to grow MMJ at home, you will need to have an MMJ card. MMJ cards are very easy to get. All you need is to have a suitable qualifying condition and to have a short online consultation with a suitable medical professional.

So now you know about some of the easiest marijuana strains to grow, and you’re ready to try home cultivation. Planting and caring for one of these easy-to-grow strains will be a fun, rewarding, and educational experience. Enjoy!

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Which Medical Marijuana Strains Treat Anxiety?

Anxiety is just one of the many debilitating conditions that can be helped by medical marijuana strains. It is often one of the more challenging disabilities to have to deal with because firstly, unlike pain or reduced mobility of some sort or an illness which drastically changes your appearance, anxiety is not always visible to other people.

Secondly, it clearly inhibits the sufferer in social circumstances, which is difficult to handle and can make life very restrictive. Luckily, if you are in possession of a cannabis card, help is at hand.

Recommending MMJ for treating anxiety is not as straightforward as recommending it for other types of illness. This is because, for some people, taking marijuana can actually make their anxiety worse, and throw in a bit of paranoia to boot. If you are one of these people then you need to be very careful about which strain of medical marijuana you obtain with your California MMJ card.

Watch That THC Content

Research has shown that medical marijuana strains which are high in THC content are more likely to increase your anxiety. THC stands for tetrahydrocannabinol. Something you might not know is that our bodies naturally make cannabinoid chemicals.

Certain areas of our brain, which are associated with things like pleasure and memory, contain cannabinoid receptors. THC is attracted to these areas and by attaching to them, certain things like memory, pleasure and thinking are all heightened. So you can see how this might be very welcome by some people, but not great for those prone to anxiety.

The good news is that there currently many strains available that contain little or no THC. The best strains for treating anxiety are known as hybrids, which means they contain a mixture of both sativa and indica.

The main thing you need to know about these two elements is that sativa tends to be more energizing and uplifting; whereas Indica gives you a stronger higher which makes you more sleepy. Bear this in mind when selecting the best strain to help with your anxiety.

If you experience anxiety on a daily basis, the good news is that there currently many medical marijuana strains available that contain little or no THC.

Here are a few medical marijuana recommendations for you to research and sample. It’s worth experimenting with several different strains to find out which suits you best, as no two illnesses are the same and no two people react in the same way to MMJ.

Cannatonic

This MMJ strain contains 50/50 sativa and indica, as well as quite high levels of Cannabidiol (CBD), which is known to reduce anxiety. You might not get a great ‘high’ from it, but it will help to relax you without clogging your brain. It has a nice lemony, pine scent.

White Widow

By way of a contrast, White Widow contains higher levels of sativa and will give you a greater, kinda spaced-out high without leaving you too sleepy. It’s one of the more famous strains, which was first cultivated in Holland. If this is your way of dealing with anxious situations, then don’t be put off by the name!

Grandaddy Purple

A popular hybrid strain, Grandaddy Purple contain more indicas than sativas. The result of this is more relaxation and a feeling of calm, with the added bonus of persuading your body to release any stress. It’s a popular strain with cannabis card holders, featuring a mixed berry and grape aroma curtesy of its parent plant – Purple Urkle.

Strawberry Cough

One of the more popular choices for anxiety sufferers. Strawberry Cough is one of the milder strains, containing sativa and offers a good balance between relaxation and energizing. As you probably guessed, it has a sweet strawberry aroma and after-taste, but beware of the thick smoke which is responsible for the second half of the name – cough!

Chocolate Chunk

(We kid you not) this is a 100% indica strain which has a – guess what – chocolatey after taste! It’s helpful for panic attacks, as well as general anxiety, and its effects are quite long-lasting, so you don’t have to take much of it. Along with the chocolatey aroma, this strain gives off quite a musky, earthy smell.

When it comes to MMJ strains for anxiety, there are some that taste like fruit and others that taste like chocolate.

So, there are five recommended strains for you to try out if you suffer from anxiety. If you’re not yet registered for a cannabis card, it’s easy to get your medical marijuana card online, via MMJ Recs. You just need to fill out a standard medical form and upload any relevant medical documents.

You’ll then have a short evaluation – either over the phone or via Skype – with one of our medical marijuana experts. You will need to tell him or her about your disability and why you think taking medical marijuana would help alleviate your symptoms. Your specialist is highly trained and professional; everything you divulge will be treated in absolute confidence. If you’re approved for a California marijuana license, it will be forwarded to you by mail.

Once in possession of your medical marijuana card, you will be able to purchase marijuana from licensed premises, as well as buy it online. You can also grow your own plants – you’re actually allowed to cultivate up to 100 square feet of marijuana plants. Find out which strain relieves your symptoms and then grow it yourself so that you always have it to hand. It couldn’t be easier!

Hopefully, now you are on your way to making a decision that may help change your life.

6 Ways to Make Sure You Get the Right MMJ Strain

It can be very difficult to navigate the world of medical marijuana if you are unfamiliar with it, so it’s important to do your research and shop around to get the best treatment available to you. As well as the stigma associated with the treatment, the options available are just mind-boggling!

We’ve compiled a list of ways to ensure you find the right MMJ strain for you so that you can live the best life possible with the condition you have.

Research the Treatment

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If you’re unsure of the best type of MMJ strain to use for your illness or condition, contact a medical professional.

Most people who are eligible for treatment with medical marijuana may not be aware that they can access it. Depending on the state that you live in, if you suffer from cancer, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, anxiety, depression, anorexia nervosa, epilepsy or countless other conditions, you may be eligible for treatment with medical marijuana.

First, find out if your state allows medical marijuana treatment. If it does, research the terms and conditions of the conditions allowed for treatment. Some states, such as California, are quite liberal about allowing citizens access to MMJ but others, such as New York, have very strict guidelines.

Go to a Reputable Medical Professional

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To learn more about medical marijuana strains, you can go online and talk to a medical professional, who will answer any questions.

If you live in a state with liberal MMJ laws, you may be familiar with the sketchy establishments that can assign you a medical marijuana letter. These are often quite intimidating, so a good option for first-time patients is often an online consultation. You can log on, have a video chat with a qualified medical professional who will ask about your condition.

Don’t worry about judgement. These professionals are open and really believe in the power of MMJ to treat people like you. They will then send you a stamped and signed letter that you can then use to access medical marijuana.

Get a Good Dispenser

Along with a good medical professional to recommend the treatment of medical marijuana for you, it is so important to get acquainted with the best dispensary possible. Put simply, dispensaries can make or break your medical marijuana experience. They are the experts who can advise you on the best strains and delivery methods available to you.

If you’re someone who doesn’t know a lot about MMJ, the best thing to do is to go in, be completely honest about your lack of knowledge and let the dispensary employees point you in the right direction. Think about it like asking a bartender for their advice on the best kind of cocktail to drink!

Research the Strains

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It’s best to know the differences between the different MMJ strains so you can get the proper one for your personal needs.

As well as speaking to your dispensary, it is possible to do your own, independent research. There is a wealth of knowledge available online on different strains and how they can effect and treat different conditions. Using strains with CBD, THC or a combination of the two in different strengths will have differing effects, so it’s important to be educated in relation to what works best for your condition.

Luckily, there is a wealth of knowledge online relating to strains that can treat different illnesses and if you have any difficult questions, this is something to ask your dispenser or medical professional. There is no such thing as a stupid question!

Research Methods of Delivery

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When it comes to MMJ strain edibles, the possibilities are sweet… and endless!

Often, when people think of medical marijuana, they think of stoners lighting up massive joints, but the reality is that MMJ can be delivered in so many different ways. People rely on edible MMJ in the form of cakes, candies or brownies, vape pens, body rubs, oils, tinctures and joints. These are just some of the ways that MMJ can be administered, but the sky is the limit.

Again, doing research online for some fun DIY projects or speaking to your dispenser about the wide range of treatments available are the best ways to go. There are treatments that you may not even consider, for example, women often use MMJ medicated body rubs to treat extreme pain associated with endometriosis or period pain, often reporting excellent results.

Enjoy Your Treatment!

Amongst all the paperwork, travel and research associated with medical marijuana, people can often forget the most important part of the journey: enjoy yourself! MMJ is truly a miracle drug that also offers some fun side-effects, aside from the soothing treatments associated with its medical administration. Don’t feel the need to be boxed in to any one form of treatment. Be flexible and play around with different things until you find the options that work best for you.

Make it fun and a treat that becomes the highlight of your day. It’s not like the mundane routine of popping a pill daily. You will be able to live your life better, stronger and unfettered by your condition, so make sure you celebrate that!

Which MMJ Strain is Best for Treating Migraines?

As medical marijuana becomes a widespread treatment across the United States, patients are familiarizing themselves with the various strains, and sussing out which ones work best for their particular ailment. It might come as a surprise to newer patients not used to marijuana that the drug even comes in different MMJ strains; but there are in fact subtle differences between the various different strands.

When it comes to treatment of the various afflictions for which MMJ is affective, the components and of each strain can have varying effects.  As medical marijuana becomes legal in more and more states across America, it benefits patients to know which strain is best to treat their particular ailment.

One of the most common causes of pain in humans is a headache. They can be debilitating and resilient, but can be largely managed with over-the-counter painkillers. Migraines are a different sort of headache altogether, and can’t be so easily tackled with the usual methods. Migraines usually affect one side of the head, pulsating with a constant rhythm and producing waves of often searing pain. The onset of a migraine can be accompanied by visual disturbances known as scintillating scotoma, where zigzag rainbow patterns distort the patient’s vision.

Unlike normal headaches, which usually disappear with a good night’s sleep, migraines can last from a couple of hours for up to three days, and will usually not abate or ease during the attack. They can be accompanied by nausea or vomiting, and can often make the sufferer extremely sensitive to light and sounds.

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Migraines, which are extremely debilitating and usually last days on end, can be treated with some specific MMJ strains.

Migraines are uniquely debilitating, and usually take days to fully recover from. Despite them being fairly common (over 15% of the global population have suffered from them at one time or another), not a lot is known about how they’re caused. It’s suspected that a mixture of genetics and environmental factors conspire to cause an attack, but the exact reason that they flare up remains unknown (for now).

What is known is that medical marijuana can successfully treat migraines, and that it has been used as a remedy for many years. It’s undeniable that marijuana is an extremely effective pain reliever, and as it comes to prominence as a legal, reliable treatment in 2017, we are in as good a position as any to explore how MMJ can help patients even further.

A number of recent studies have shown that MMJ can not only combat migraines when they flare up, but it can also help prevent them in the first place, which makes medical marijuana a vital tool in fighting these vicious headaches. But which strain is best? Well, in fact, there are a few strains that can effectively treat migraines; here are five of the best.

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With studies proving that medical cannabis can not only combat migraines when they flare up, but they can also prevent them, it’s no wonder more people are trying MMJ strains.

White Widow

This is a powerful and potent strain of marijuana that can help you relieve some serious pain when the situation arises. A classic strain that hails from the Netherlands, it should assure patients of its quality. You can avail of it uplifting, euphoric effects while still being assured of powerful pain relief, as it settles the body into full relaxation mode. Its strength is derived from the icy white resin that dusts its buds, and works especially well at removing that muscle tension which makes migraines so insufferable.

Sour Diesel

Also known as Sour D, this strain is a lot more appetizing than it sounds. A sativa-dominant concoction that smells a lot like diesel, Sour D is a fast-acting solution for when migraines spring up without any prior warning. The effects of this particular MMJ strain include a dreamy, heady sensation, as well as a potent burst of energy.

Sour D is not just useful for migraines; it is one of the go-to strains for those suffering with general headache pain and depression as well, making it a serious contender for the title of best strain currently on the market.

Purple Kush

When all that migriane pain just gets the better of you and nothing’s taking the edge off, often the best thing to do is simply sleep. Purple Kush is a pure indica, which is pretty easy to come by. Heavy indica strains have long been renowned for their significant sleep-inducing effects, and sometimes, this can be just what the doctor ordered; literally.

Purple Kush creates long-lasting body-numbing sensations, which can be just what you need to sleep your way through a migraine. Just be careful when you decide to take this strain; its knock-out effects means it’s best used just before bed.

The person in the best position to advise on your medicine is of course your doctor, but it’s no harm to know what works best for your specific ailments. Migraines are severely debilitating afflictions, but with the right medicine, most of their symptoms can be combated effectively, or even prevented altogether.

Luckily for sufferers, this medicine is becoming more and more accepted all over the United States, meaning that help is well and truly at hand.

5 MMJ Strains That Are Perfect to Consume at Work

It’s time to forget those stereotypical images of the lazy, sleepy stoner. These days, marijuana – particularly medical marijuana – is no longer associated with lethargy, drowsiness and lying on the couch in your underwear all day, working your way through a whole tray of cookies. For too long, medical marijuana card holders had to put up with being portrayed as this damaging stereotype. Thankfully, with the further spread of the medical weed card and use of MMJ strains across the country, these nonsense falsities about cannabis card carriers are being debunked faster than you can say ‘Duuuuude’.

While there are undeniably some MMJ strains that can make the user less active, there are plenty of other strains that boost energy, focus concentration and get your creative juices flowing.

Choosing the Right MMJ Strain

The key to choosing the right medical marijuana strain boils down to the age old indica vs. sativa argument. On a chemical level, the two types of MMJ are significantly different, with indica strains exhibiting a high THC: CBD ratio while sativa strains exhibit the opposite. Although indica strains do have their uses, they’ll end up giving you that all over body stoned feeling, a.k.a. the dreaded couch lock. After you consume indica, you are exponentially less likely to be productive. For this reason, indica should be steered clear of while you’re working (unless you want to get into a raging argument with your boss!)

Sativas, on the other hand, are uplifting and energetic and can be consumed while working with no negative side effects. Not only will you experience no bad side effects, but you’ll also find yourself more productive, more positive and much more likely to get a whole lotta work done.

Here’s our top picks of the best sativa strains to consume while at work.

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Instead of making you drowsy and unmotivated, there are plenty of MMJ strains that can boost energy, focus concentration and get your creative juices flowing.

Jack Herer

There’s a good reason why Jack Herer is one of the most popular strains on the market today. The strain is energizing, uplifting and incredibly mentally stimulating, making it the perfect go-to strain for busy medical marijuana card holders. If you’re got a tight deadline looming and are starting to become a little overwhelmed by the task at hand, consuming even a small about of Herer will help. If you can’t get your hands on Jack Herer itself, opt for a derivative of the strain, like Jack the Ripper or Galatic Jack.

Sour Tsunami

Some MMJ card holders find themselves to be incompatible with high THC strains, as they can leave them anxious, drowsy or nauseous. If this sounds like you, Sour Tsunami will be a godsend. Sour Tsunami is a high CBD strain that is excellent at focusing concentration. This mellow focus will enable you to complete mountains of work, without any added stress. If you consume this at work, the only thing you’re at risk of doing is bothering your colleagues with a seriously upbeat, positive attitude.

Haze

Like Jack Herer, Haze is one of the most popular strains of MMJ on the market, and for good reason. This strain is ever popular for work consumption due to its unrivaled ability at combating depression and fatigue. Perfect for consuming during a mid afternoon slump, Haze will provide you with the energy – and the attitude – that you need to smash your day’s targets with no stress.

Purple Trainwreck

The spicy lemon and berry scent of this incredible strain is enough alone to boost your energy levels for the day. Twin that delicious scent with the euphoric, energizing, pain busting effects of PT, and you’ve got yourself the ideal strain for using at work. Effects of this strain are strong and immediate, so you’ll start to feel all that goodness wash in straight after consuming it. When using Purple Trainwreck, it’s important to be careful with your dosag- smoke too much and you could fall victim to the dreaded couch lock.

Sour Diesel

As a strong sativa strain, Sour Diesel produces a euphoric head high that is ideal for focusing your mind on the work task at hand. You can forget needing a morning coffee when you’re consuming Sour Diesel, as it is the ultimate awakener, providing you with enough energy and mental stimulation to keep you buzzing throughout the work day. As well as significantly tackling fatigue, Sour Diesel is excellent at warding off work related anxiety, stress and depression.

Cinex

Cinex is a marvelous sativa dominant hybrid strain that is a firm favorite among those with particularly challenging jobs. When consumed at work, Cinex produces a cognitive stimulation effect, similar to that which you’d get from a good, strong cup of coffee. If you have a complex task that you need to carry out with razor sharp precision, consuming Cinex will guide you through it with ease. While there’s no doubt that this strain can be invaluable to some MMJ card holders at work, it’s important to note that you should be careful with your dosage, as too much Cinex can cause users to feel anxious.

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The MMJ strain Cinex is as powerful as a strong cup of coffee, but don’t consume too much or you’ll get too anxious and won’t be able to focus.

By opting for any of the above MMJ strains, you’ll be sure to banish any notion of inactivity for your important work day. As you would in any other environment, it’s important that you consume discreetly while you’re work, so as to avoid any discomfort for yourself or your co workers. For tips on how to consume discreetly and respectfully, check out our handy go-to guide.

Which Medical Marijuana Strain Do I Need If I Have Insomnia?

Insomnia is a chronic condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Most people will experience the inability to sleep at some stage in their lives, but true insomnia can be a debilitating condition. It can be a symptom of an illness such as stress, heart disease or sleep apnea and can cause health issues such as irritability, poor concentration, stress and even depression. Fortunately, there is a medical marijuana strain that can help!

Insomnia can be divided into three types depending on how long it lasts. Transient insomnia, which lasts less than a week, is the most common type. Acute insomnia tends to last longer than a week but less than a month. It is most commonly linked to stress. The most serious and long-lasting type of insomnia is chronic insomnia, which can cause serious health issues including hallucinations.

The problem is that insomnia is incredibly debilitating. We need sleep to allow our brains and bodies to rest, so if you’re not sleeping properly, your work, personal life and health will suffer. Conventional treatments for insomnia can be problematic as many of the pharmaceutical solutions can be dangerous or addictive and won’t always help in the long term. Other solutions such as meditation, diet or lifestyle changes won’t work for everyone.

This is where medical marijuana can help. In obtaining a medical marijuana card online, a whole new world will be opened to you in terms of managing insomnia. Different medical marijuana strains have different effects, so you’ll need to know which strains are the most suitable for you. If you get it wrong, you could make your insomnia even worse!

Medical Marijuana Strains: Indica vs Sativa

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To treat insomnia, choose a medical marijuana strain with higher levels of CBD.

Generally, indica strains are better than sativa strains for treating insomnia. The ways in which you consume the weed are many and varied, but avoiding sativa is recommended if you need to drift off. Sativa strains tend to induce more of a giddy feeling, and this should be avoided if you’re trying to fall asleep. It’s also important to go for an indica strain that has smaller amounts of THC because high THC levels can induce anxiety, which could make your insomnia worse, especially if its roots are in mental illness or depression. It’s also important to choose a medical marijuana strain with higher levels of cannabidiol (CBD) as this has sedative effects and has been shown to work to treat other conditions such as extreme epilepsy and psychosis.

Afghani indica is often recommended as a good medical marijuana strain for those who are suffering from insomnia. This strain characterized by a soft and stress-free high that will allow your mind to wander and your body to relax, encouraging sleep to take hold. It also encourages pain relief, which is good if you suffer from other issues alongside your insomnia. A word of warning: This strain can often encourage a strong sense of the munchies so it can be helpful to keep some snacks on hand or else consume it via edibles to curb your hunger. Being full can also help to soothe you to sleep as the body expends energy digesting. This is why we often feel exhausted after having a big meal.

Choosing the Right Medical Marijuana Strain

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If your depression or anxiety is keeping you up at night, a CBD/THC combination can be a helpful treatment.

Sometimes it can be helpful to figure out if your insomnia is a stand-alone condition or a symptom of something larger. Picking strains that can treat the main illness, as well as the symptom of insomnia, can be helpful. The charmingly named Girl Scout Cookies strain contains a combination of THC and CBD that mixes to produce a mildly psychoactive high, which proves very relaxing for the body. It is known for helping to physically and mentally calm users and is also known as a helpful antidote to depression and anxiety, both of which can be the initial causes of insomnia. If your depression or anxiety is keeping you up at night, a CBD/THC combination can be a helpful treatment.

It’s also recommended that you consume your medical marijuana via edibles as their effects tend to be the longest lasting of all the methods of consuming cannabis. If you’re good at baking, the process of cooking your own edibles can also be relaxing enough to help bring on sleepiness. Baking and cooking have been shown to be a therapeutic process, so coupling your medication with an activity that is naturally relaxing can be very helpful in curbing insomnia.

Depending on the cause of your insomnia, there is a medical marijuana strain out there that can help you. It’s very easy to feel as if you’re the only one suffering, but the fact is that the vast majority of adults will suffer from insomnia at some stage in their lives. Medical marijuana can be an effective treatment, and once you’ve found the best medical marijuana strain for you, it won’t be long before you’re counting sheep and fast asleep.

What Medical Marijuana Strains Are Best for Treating My Specific Pain?

Pain relief is the No. 1 reason why Californians obtain a medical marijuana card. With many people growing weary of prescription medications due to their numerous harmful side effects, MMJ is quickly becoming one of the most popular ways for cannabis card holders to alleviate pain without the use of narcotics. From cluster headaches to chronic back pain, certain medical marijuana strains have been proven time and time again to be an effective and safe treatment for pain.

Although pain works the same way throughout the body, different areas react to pain differently. As pain encompasses a broad and diverse spectrum of areas, types and reactions, you should be treating it as such. Don’t assume all medical marijuana strains are equipped to treat all pain equally.

Choosing the right strain of medical marijuana to treat a specific pain is an important decision to make for any MMJ card holder. Sure, some strains can be amazing at eliminating your post-surgery pain, but if they knock you out in the process, you need to opt for something else. Likewise, a certain strain could effectively target your lower back pain, but if it keeps you up at night, chances are it’s not worth it.

Humming and hawing over which is the right strain sound like a laborious process, but trust us, when you’re walking on air thanks to the perfect pain-combating medical marijuana strains, you’ll know it’s worth it. To help guide you in the right direction, here are some of the best pain-busting MMJ strains available to California medical marijuana holders right now.

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Forget prescription pain relievers. These MMJ strains relieve pain without nasty side effects.

Mild Pain: White Widow

Probably one of the most famous medical marijuana strains worldwide, White Widow is a mixed sativa-indica strain first cultivated in the MMJ haven of the Netherlands. A soothing mix of Brazilian sativa and Indian indica, White Widow is a majorly potent strain that will effectively soothe your mild aches and pains while also providing you with a euphoric buzz. Not only does White Widow act as an ultra-effective pain reliever, but also it is a favorite of creatives the world over due to its unrivaled ability to stimulate their creative side.

Severe Pain: Blackberry Kush and Northern Lights

Although high-CBD medical marijuana strains are often thought of as the go-to painkiller for severe pain, due to their relative newness, they’re not very easy to acquire, especially outside of 420 card states. Instead, medical marijuana card holders who need a more potent painkiller should opt for Blackberry Kush. An indica strain that is super high in THC, Blackberry Kush is nearly guaranteed to obliterate any pain you have. The sensation received from this strain is a wholly numbing effect, alleviating pain and giving you a relaxing feeling that is guaranteed to take your mind off your ailment. However, it’s worth noting that due to the potency of Blackberry Kush, it’s recommended that you do not consume it before work, school or any other important commitment.

Another great alleviator of severe pain comes in the form of Northern Lights. This high-indica strain will numb your aches and pains, making your mind and body ultra-relaxed. However, like Blackberry Kush, it’s recommended to only be used when you have a day of relaxation ahead of you. This is not a work-friendly strain!

Inflammation: Harlequin

Harlequin is a sativa-heavy strain with a high CBD content. However, unlike a lot of CBD-heavy medical marijuana strains, it still produces a CBD to THC ratio of around 5:2, making it an excellent pain reliever, especially pain related to inflammation. Popular among arthritis sufferers, Harlequin gives you a euphoric high with the much-welcomed addition of making you super focused. The clearness of this strain means that it’s perfect to consume before work, school or any other activity that requires your full focus.

Migraines: Blueberry Headband

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Blueberry Headband is one of the best medical marijuana strains to alleviate the drilling pain between your eyes.

The unmistakable aroma of Blueberry Headband is just one of the many things that stand out about this MMJ strain. Part of the Headband hybrid family, Blueberry Headband offers a cerebral effect that goes straight to the crown of your head. The targeting effect gives completely focused relief with a happy, relaxed buzz, which will soon make you forget about that drilling pain between your eyes.

Back Pain: Mazar-I-Sharif

For chronic, debilitating back pain, it’s best to go for a potent indica-heavy strain such as Mazar-I-Sharif. This Afghani plant is best known by its reputation as the ultimate relaxer. One puff of this stuff, and you’ll feel a wave of calm wash over you like you’ve never experienced before. Thanks to its high cannabinoid content, it’s no surprise that those suffering from persistent, stubborn back pain are such big fans of it. However, overindulgence in this strain can lead to potent immobilizing, narcotic effects that can be too much to handle for most people, so dosage supervision is vital.

With your medical marijuana card, a diverse world of pain relief is opened up to you. As more and more people flock to benefit from MMJ’s unrivaled pain-busting power, more pain targeting medical marijuana strains will become available, giving you even more options to choose from. As ever, it’s best to consult with your doctor before starting any form of MMJ treatment, but with the above list and your 420 card, you’ll be more than equipped to know the best place to start.

11 Best MMJ Strains For Depression

There is a growing body of evidence, both research-based and anecdotal, that a medical marijuana card California can be an invaluable tool for improving the symptoms of depression. That’s because certain MMJ strains can greatly improve depression symptoms in many patients.

Certain strains of cannabis can enliven and energize, while others can promote feelings of well-being and euphoria, while others still can relax the body and mind and bring on sleep. All of these can be useful when a patient is battling depression.

Mild to moderate depression can be alleviated pretty effectively by using your California medical marijuana card to pick up some of the following MMJ strains.

Jack Herer

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Like many MMJ strains, Jack Herer promotes well-being, positivity and creativity.

Named after the famous marijuana activist and Emperor of Hemp, this strain is sativa-dominant with a THC content of 17 to 24 percent. It promotes well-being, positivity and creativity, which makes Jack Herer an ideal weed to smoke when you are trying to write and record an original music album or make some exciting art. It gives a nice body buzz and makes the user want to be active. It is very effective at boosting mood, so it is great for combating depression. Use your cannabis card to get ahold of this strain of herb, and watch your depression melt away.

Amnesia Haze

Well-known for relaxing the mind — perhaps that’s why it’s called Amnesia Haze now that I think about it! — this is a sativa-dominant hybrid that often brings on giggling fits and happy feelings — the perfect antidote to a blue mood. This is an energizing strain that motivates the user to get out and into the world.

AK-47

This awesome strain has a trophy cabinet teeming with cups and medals at home. It is an MMJ industry favorite. The high produced by this sativa-dominant hybrid with 20 percent THC is calming while also being quite euphoric. It is a relaxed, hazy, joyful buzz, which will gently but insistently chase away the black clouds of depression. It is available in most good dispensaries with a marijuana card California.

Blue Dream

Many MMJ strains, including Blue Dream, help reduce anxiety and depression.

Easing anxiety and stress is the name of the game here. A sativa-dominant strain with a fair chunk of indica thrown in the mix, too, Blue Dream reduces anxiety while uplifting the general mood and injecting a pleasant shot of positivity into the user — ideal for somebody who is suffering from depression.

Girl Scout Cookies

GSC is one of the indica-dominant MMJ strains with a hefty chunk of sativa DNA in their also, so it packs an impressive punch both physically and mentally. This MMJ strain brings on deep feelings of relaxation as well as a pleasant elevation in mood and a nice psychoactive high. It has a THC range of 17 to 28 percent, which is high for an indica-dominant strain. The creative and euphoric moods it brings on are great for showing depression the door.

Chiesel

This hybrid strain is the result of a wild and steamy love affair between Big Buddha Cheese and NYC Diesel. Either Big Buddha Cheese forgot to suit up, or NYC Diesel lied about being on the pill, but whatever the truth of the matter, Chiesel was born. Although it was a shock at first, everyone now agrees that the world is a better place with the little guy in it! This sativa-dominant hybrid gets people happy and energetic but still leaves them very clear-headed. It inspires creativity, happiness and a pleasant mood.

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This robotically monikered weed has a citrusy scent and provides an uplifting high that leaves the user clear of mind, happy and positive.

Jillybean

If you want to smoke during the day and be sure you will still be able to get stuff done, then Jillybean is the perfect strain for you! It has a light and pleasant effect on body and mind and calms both just enough to take the edge off while leaving the user more capable than ever of getting out into the world and getting important work done. A calm focus is the game that Jillybean is playin’. It’s the ideal strain for a depressed poker shark out on the make.

Kill Bill

A 50:50 balanced hybrid, this tasty strain will bring a peaceful equilibrium to your mood. You’ll be calm and relaxed yet eager to get to work. It has a THC range of 15 to 19 percent, so it’s not too psychoactive. A cerebral calm accompanied by an undeniable itch to be creative will descend upon you when this herb gets its crystal-cover claws into you.

Harlequin

Another balanced hybrid, Harlequin will alleviate depression symptoms while leaving the patient’s mind clear, fresh and focused. No matter what is on your agenda for the day, it will be easy when you have traces of sweet Harlequin flowing around with your blood.

Pineapple Express

This delightfully named sativa-dominant hybrid strain’s mom is Trainwreck and pop is Hawaiian. The THC range is 12 to 17 percent, and the effect is a happy, energetic high dancing through a clear and focused mind. The body is relaxed but ready for action, and the mind is euphoric but focused. It’s just lovely!

Your 420 card will feel proud that you used it to get a hold of these awesome MMJ strains.

9 Best MMJ Strains for Treating Anxiety

Anxiety can attack a person in many different ways. For people who suffer from generalized anxiety disorder, just being out and about, living a normal life, can be a real ordeal, whereas acute anxieties and phobias can render victims totally unable to face even rewarding activities, such as flying in a plane or asking an attractive stranger on a date. One way to cope with these crippling anxieties is to get a medical marijuana card online, and use your 420 card to acquire some of the MMJ strains that are especially good at alleviating the symptoms of anxiety.

Here is our list of the nine best MMJ strains for anxiety. 

Strawberry Cough

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Many people report that certain MMJ strains, such as Strawberry Cough, help them enjoy being out in public.

This high-THC strain has a very uplifting high. It gives the user a real pep as well as some nice and relaxed psychoactive effects. Its energizing effects make it ideal for daytime use, as it leaves its user full of life and ready to get out into the world and connect with others, which is perfect for the person struggling with anxiety. Many people report that this strain makes them really enjoy being out in public, meeting people and chatting. It has a THC content of 18 percent and a lovely strawberry flavor. This strain makes you lively and alert while also maintaining a solid sense of control and calm — a great strain for the anxious patient to pick up with their medical card California.

Blue Dream

A high-THC hybrid that is very popular with cannabis card carrying anxiety sufferers, Blue Dream is predominantly sativa, so its effects are energizing and enlivening. This makes the user clear-headed, happy and eager to go out and be social. This strain has a nice little hint of indica in the mix, too, so the happy energy is accompanied by a pleasant calm and relaxed sensation in the body. Ahh … lovely.

Stress Killer

In times of high anxiety, a patient may benefit from certain MMJ strains such as Stress Killer, which brings on a mild, sedative high. This is a high-CBD strain with relatively low THC levels, so the effects are felt mostly in the body, and the mind is only lightly massaged by a very gentle psychoactive high. Stress Killer’s physically relaxing properties can be the perfect antidote to an acute case of nerves.

Alternative Cannabinoid Dietary Cannabis

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Some MMJ strains are breed as a form of dietary marijuana.

ACDC, as you may have guessed from the catchy name, was bred specifically as a form of dietary marijuana. It is certainly good to cook with or juice, but it’s also great smoked or vaped. It is a high-CBD strain with minimal THC, so a very mild psychoactive high flutters above a very calm and relaxed physical demeanor. A clear mind operating inside a highly relaxed and mellow body is often a recipe for success, especially in a task that would otherwise provoke anxiety. ACDC is proving to be one of the very popular MMJ strains among anxious patients.

Harlequin

This solid and dependable strain of medical cannabis has a CBD to THC ratio of 5:2. It has quite a bodily high, but it leaves the mind pretty clear. Using Harlequin allows a patient to feel physically calm and relaxed without compromising rationality or the ability to think clearly in any big way.

Afghan Kush

For anxiety sufferers who like to knock themselves out from time to time, this potent indica is the ideal strain. With your California marijuana card, you can get Afghan Kush at all good dispensaries. It’s a favorite of big-time stoners the world over because its powerful punch brings on deep relaxation from the first hit. It is excellent at alleviating the symptoms of acute anxiety and bringing on a deep relaxation and dreamlike sense of calm. Best not to call your mother-in-law on this stuff.

Girl Scout Cookies

GSC is an iconic strain of herb that people from Amsterdam to Anaheim, California, to Afghanistan have been using to calm their nerves and enliven their mood for many years. It has a high THC content of approximately 25 percent, so it packs quite a psychoactive punch. A lot of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) patients with high anxiety use GSC to replenish their levels of a THC-like brain compound called anandamide, which studies have shown is often deficient in PTSD sufferers a

Catatonic

This pleasant high-CBD hybrid strain has a CBD to THC ratio of 1:1, so it is a very safe bet to use as a mild balm to cool the sting of anxiety feelings when they arise. This strain is relaxing without being overly strong, and it leaves the mind clear and focused.

Canna-Tsu

This strain is similar to Catatonic. It has a high CBD content that allows the patient to relax the body while maintaining an alert mind. The low THC content means you can focus on work while alleviating anxious bodily sensations. This is a practical anti-anxiety strain of medical cannabis.