Cannabis comes in many strains, which are genetic variants with different qualities. Cannabis strains are divided into three groups, each with distinctions: Indica, sativa, and hybrid. Indica strains have sedating, relaxing qualities. Sativas have invigorating, uplifting cerebral effects. Hybrids are typically somewhere between the effects of indica and sativas. Cannabis strains that are high in CBD or cannabidiol have anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety properties and more. THC or tetrahydrocannabinol is the chemical in marijuana that has the psychoactive or stoned effect. Among the many strains of medical cannabis, the following are considered by many to be among the best.
Bred specifically for the medical cannabis market, Avidekel is made in Israel. It is in the indica group, making it ideal for use at night. The CBD content is 15 to 20% and THC content is 1%. The most significant benefit is that it relieves pain without causing the feeling of being high. It is commonly prescribed for stress, pain, insomnia, depression, and migraines.
2-Girl Scout Cookies
The Girl Scout Cookies strain is very much opposite of Avidekel, though each can help with similar conditions. The THC level is between 17 and 28% and the CBD content is 0.09 to 0.02%. Top medical uses include treatment for pain, lack of appetite, depression, headache, and stress.
Charlotte’s Web is a medical cannabis strain named for a girl named Charlotte. The ground-breaking discovery that the product gave the 5-year-old significant and almost immediate relief from epilepsy had an impact on the medical cannabis market. Her seizures went from 100 or more to 1 or 2 in the first week of treatment. CBD content is about 20% and THC is 0.05% or less.
Another beneficial strain of medical cannabis is known as Harlequin. CBD content is between 8 and 16% and THC is 4 to 7%. It is also good for relieving seizures and helps with pain, inflammation, headache, depression, and stress.
Strawberry Cough is in the sativa group. It has a distinct flavor of strawberry. It’s very popular with people who can respond well to the psychoactive effects of the product. THC content is about 20 to 23% and CBD is 0.05-0.4% or less. Uses include treatment for fatigue, lack of appetite, pain, depression, and stress.
6-One to One
The unique aspect of One to One is that it has a 1:1 ration of CBD and THC. It’s used effectively for a wide range of medical conditions. It can be used for treatment of muscle spasticity, insomnia, stress, pain, and lack of appetite.
Alternative Cannabinoid Dietary Cannabis or “ACDC” is a high-CBD strain. It was bred specifically for dietary cannabis. This raw cannabis is considered a super food, though it can be administered in various forms. ACDC is considered highly effective in prevention of migraines, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, glaucoma, and many other conditions. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic properties.
Medical Cannabis in Florida
To get the benefits of these top strains of medical cannabis and many others that may be available in Florida, it’s necessary to go through a medical marijuana doctor. Contact Edwin W. Maldonado, MD, if you have any of the conditions that qualify for medical marijuana treatment.