There has been a lot of attention focussed on cannabis recently as an effective treatment option for certain types of cancer. Whilst the effect of cannabis on treating cannabis is hotly contested, most experts agree that cannabis works well when treating the symptoms and side effects of cancer.
When it comes to medicinal marijuana laws, it is encouraging to know that most states that allow medicinal marijuana allow it to be used for cancer patients, in order to counteract and fight against some truly terrible side effects. Cannabis is known to reduce pain and nausea, which is ideal for patients who feel sick after a bout of chemotherapy, and is known to increase appetite. This increase in appetite reduces the need for conventional steroids to stimulate your body to eat more. There are so many more benefits that cannabis can provide, but which strain should you choose? Ultimately, each person has a different chemical makeup, so a strain that might work for you may not work for someone else. It is therefore important to experiment and try many different strains in order to find the right one for you.
For treating cannabis related pain, it is important to choose a strain that has a relatively high concentration for Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabinol (CBD), as these strains are the most effective at achieving pain relief. Blackberry Kush is a popular strain for pain, as it also gives you a nice little euphoric boost as well as reducing your pain. It is probably best to take this strain in the evening, as it can leaf you very tired if you were to take it during the day.
ACDC is another pain relief strain. It is a hybrid strain so it is ideal for patients who wish to avoid the psychoactive effects that the THC may initiate. Harlequin is also a strain to consider as it packs a punch with both THC and CBD, but doesn’t make you feel “cloudy” and spaced when you use. This is ideal to be taken during the day, as it will keep your head clear.
For nausea, Indica strains such as Northern Lights would be a good bet. Sure, it will make you feel tired and glued to the bed, but it will eliminate your nausea pretty quickly. Its excellent for settling your stomach, in part due to its high THC content. Blueberry Diesel also should be considered, as it will reduce your nausea, whilst also contributing to your mood. Many people say this strain is a great medicine for both your stomach and mind!
As you can see, there are numerous different types of strain available. It is important to research carefully each strain, and you should consider your tolerance to THC by first trying strains which have a relatively low concentration of THC. We wish you good luck in your search for finding the best strain for your cancer symptoms.