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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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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