Medical Cannabis Strains for First-Timers
Most of the major strains will hopefully be available to you in the up and coming dispensaries in Arkansas. We will know more on that subject when the bridge is formed and crossed! But for now, we would like to touch a bit on what first-time or low tolerance users might need to know about different strains of Medical Cannabis. Smoking/edibles/etc for the first time as a newbie can be a bit intimidating and overwhelming. THAT'S if you don't know what you're looking for or what to expect.
So here it is - a sweet n simple little guide for the "newborns" in the medical cannabis community.
To start, we are going to always recommend you begin your marijuana journey with a strain that is higher in CBD than THC. This will ensure that you receive as much beneficial effects as possible without cerebral overload. The last thing you want when on the search for relief is to be paranoid that your broom is going to chase after you. ;)
Just for reference : an indica strain is known for it's more physically sedating side-effects. Perfect for a relaxing night cap or if you suffer with insomnia. Sativa strains are more vibrant and invigorating. Uplifting. Great for social anxiety, physical activity and creative projects.
These are in no particular order.
#1. Charlotte's Web
This an extremely popular strain of medical cannabis. It is an indica dominant plant with 20% CBD. (this is good!) There's no real high associated with it. It's best in cbd oil form for pain relief, migraines, muscle spasms, pediatric seizure disorders, fibromyalgia, and arthritis. Charlotte's Web comes from a sweet little story about a little girl named Charlotte Figi, who suffered from serious and almost continual epileptic seizures. Until this strain was discovered and manufactured, she had no quality of life. It was perfect because it meant she didn't have to smoke it to receive its full benefit.
This strain owns up to it's title of "the Painkilling Strain."