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." It is an indica dominant version available with up to 22% CBD and <1% THC. It is a bit of a rare strain, actually. But it's coming around more after all the positive reviews and high demand for it at dispensaries all over the country. Harle-Tsu is rather mellow, without much of a body or cerebral high. Those who experience often describe the effects as "free and relaxed."
#3. Ringo's Gift (Nothing to do with Ringo Starr)
Unlike the aforementioned strains, this guy is actually sativa dominant. Don't let that concern you, though. The CBD:THC ratio is still 20:1 basically, so you'll experience an ever-so slight element of cerebral high while helping the body to feel soothed and relaxed. It's mild, yet noticeable, which could be perfect for those who suffer with chronic pain, anxiety, gastrointestinal disorders, stress, and PTSD! Something to note, also is that Ringo is a mesh between ACDC & Harle-Tsu.
You'll find a pretty wide variety of ACDC in dispensaries all over the country. There are versions availabe with as high as 6% (not excessive) and as low as 0.42% THC. Up to 20% CBD! Users have described the effects of ACDC as "calm and happy." This is known to be idyllic for day time use. Many consumers with anxiety, inflammation, migraines, nausea, neuropathy, arthritis, bipolar disorder, chronic pain, and definitely effects of receiving chemo.
A very popular CBD rich strain. Ratio of that is around 75/25. The effects are very subtle in the cerebral are. You may experience a noticeably uplifting high - nothing that should bind you to the couch. Absolutely perfect for relaxing and relieving pain without interrupting your daily routine.
There are SO many strains of medical cannabis. I'll be sure and include a link at the bottom of this article so you can sort of sift through all of the options in reflection of your personal needs! Not everyone who received a medical marijuana card is a first-timer. We know that! But we wanna make sure if you are a bit on the huh????? side of medical cannabis, you are just a clickity click away from some useful info. We're here for you, boo.
It's right here:) -> Medical Cannabis Strains
Also! If you've already purchased and have received your MMJ card, it would be SO helpful if you could share which strains have helped you the most and why! 'Preciate it.
Every last bit of love,
Emerald's Triangle LLC