Cannabis Strains for Joint Pain


Joint pains can be brought about by a number of causes, with the most common ones being injury and arthritis. Regardless of the cause, joint pains are one of hundreds of medical conditions that are treatable to various extents with Cannabis. The use of Cannabis in treating joint pains is based on various factors: its ability to promote healing of joint damage, its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, and its curative action on underlying medical conditions.

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Recommended Cannabis Strains for the Treatment of Pain Associated with Joint Pain

Aurora Indica (Indica)
Aurora Indica, bred by Nirvana Seeds, is a 90% indica cross between Afghan and Northern Lights. Fulfilling our expectations of an indica, this strain induces heavy full-body effects and a sedating cerebral calm. Aurora Indica is a potent strain for evening treatment of insomnia, pain, and other conditions requiring a restful night’s sleep.
Effects:
Relaxed, Sleepy, Happy, Aroused, Euphoric
Medical Uses:
Pain, Stress, Depression, Insomnia, Muscle Spasms
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Purple Afghan Kush (Mostly Indica)
Purple Afghan Kush Feminised Seeds by the cannabis seeds breeder Dinafem Seeds, is a Photoperiod Feminised marijuana strain. This Mostly Indica strain produces a High Indoors: 500 g/m2 & Outdoors: 600-800 g/plant yield. These seeds are ready to harvest in 60 days in late September/early October. This Feminised seed grows well in Greenhouse, Indoors, Outdoors conditions. Additionally it can be expected to grow into a Medium, Tall plant reaching up to 2.5 metres. This strain has Purple Kush x Pre'98 Bubba Kush Genetics. It has a High (15-20%) THC Content. The CBD content of the strain is Low (0-1%).
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Lemon Skunk (Mostly Sativa)
Lemon Skunk is a high-yielding strain bred by DNA Genetics. A product of Skunk No. 1, this strain has a potent pungent lemon aroma. Those with stress and depression may enjoy this strain's energizing yet relaxing effects.
THC 20%
CBD 0%

Effects:
Cerebral, Energetic, Euphoria, Happiness, Hunger, Pain Relief, Relaxation, Uplifting
Medical Uses:
Anorexia, Anxiety, Depression, Fatigue, Headaches, Nausea, Pain, Stress
Terpenes:
Caryophyllene , Humulene , Limonene , Linalool , Terpinolene
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Black Berry OG (Mostly Indica)
Blackberry OG Feminised Seeds by the cannabis seeds breeder Emerald Triangle, is a Photoperiod Feminised marijuana strain. This Feminised seed grows well in Indoors, Outdoors conditions. This strain has Black Domina x Very Berry x Lost Coast OG Kush Genetics. It has a Unknown THC Content. The CBD content of the strain is Unknown.
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OG Kush (Hybrid)
OG Kush is one of the most popular cannabis strains around. This 1990s sensation is also the base
of many modern day hybrids. With THC Content soaring up to 24%, it's no wonder this strain has become so famous.
OG Kush is a popular medical strain. Those with pain conditions, nausea, migraines as well as ADD/ADHD all tend to like this strain. Some even suggest that this strain can be helpful in Alzheimer's disease.
THC 20%
CBD 0.2

Lineage Chemdawg Hindu Kush
Effects:
Euphoria, Focus, Happiness, Hunger, Pain relief, Relaxation, Uplifting
Medicinal Uses:
ADD/ADHD, Alzheimer's, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Gastrointestinal Disorder, Headaches, Insomnia, Lack of Appetite, Migraines, Nausea, Pain, PTSD, Stress
Terpenes:
Caryophyllene, Limonene, Linalool, Myrcene, Pinene
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White Russian (Mostly Indica)
White Russian is a high-quality strain that leans sativa-dominant. This hybrid is known to knock out headaches in a jiffy and promotes a clear-headed sense of euphoria.
Medical consumers tend to love this strain for pain management. You can kiss stress, depression and fatigue goodbye after just a few minutes. Many consumers also find quality headache and migraine relief from white Russian.
THC 22%
CBD 0.1

Lineage AK-47 White Widow
Effects:
Creativity, Euphoria, Happiness, Relaxation, Uplifting
Medicinal Uses:
Depression, Fatigue, Headaches, Lack of Appetite, Nausea, Pain, Stress
Terpenes:
Caryophyllene, Humulene, Myrcene, Terpinolene
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Blue Dream (Mostly Sativa)
Blue Dream is the most popular legal cannabis strain. It's high-yielding, fairly fast to grow, and has a wealth of medicinal benefits. This well-balanced hybrid has two dominant phenotypes giving some varieties a more cerebral or body-heavy effect.
Those in need of day time pain relief or who need relief from depression, stress or anxiety tend to enjoy the relaxed, calm sensation this strain produces.
THC 22%
CBD 2%

Lineage Blueberry Haze
Effects:
Cerebral, Drowsiness, Euphoria, Happiness, Pain relief, Relaxation, Sociable, Uplifting
Medical Uses:
ADD/ADHD, Anxiety, Arthritis, Bipolar Disorder, Cramps, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Headaches,Inflammation, Migraines, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscle Spasms, Muscular Dystrophy, Nausea, Pain, PTSD, PMS, Spasticity, Stress
Terpenes:
Caryophyllene, Linalool, Pinene
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Bubblegum (Mostly Indica)
Bubble Gum's genetics may be a bit of a mystery, but this award-winning hybrid is sure to put a smile on your face. Easy to grow, flavorful, and high in THC, there's no reason not to love Bubble Gum. Typically, it hits like an indica. Expect decent pain relief as a smooth, easy sensation rolls through your body. Thanks to a little sativa in the mix, this strain also gained popularity for its creative and uplifting effects. You're likely to feel a nice heavy-bodied sensation coupled with quite a bit of mental stimulation.
THC 17%
CBD 0.1%

Effects:
Creativity, Euphoria, Focus, Happiness, Relaxation, Sociable, Uplifting
Medical Uses:
Anorexia, Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Lack Of Appetite, Nausea, Pain, Stress
Terpenes:
Linalool
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Girl Scout Cookies (Hybrid)
Girl Scout Cookies has made a name for itself as one of the strongest strains in the world. With THC levels soaring to 28%, it's no wonder this hybrid has had so many successful offshoots, including Platinum Girl Scout Cookies and Thin Mint.
Patients with migraine and PTSD find relief with GSC. Though, it's also good for chronic daily stress, anxiety and pain. Those with Parkinson's, wasting syndrome, and multiple sclerosis may also find relief with this strain.
THC 24% Very High
CBD 0.25 Low
Effects:

Cerebral, Creativity, Drowsiness, Euphoria, Happiness, Hunger, Pain Relief, Relaxation, Uplifting
Medical Uses:
Anorexia, Anxiety, Arthritis, Cachexia, Crohn's Disease, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Gastrointestinal Disorder, Inflammation, Insomnia, Lack Of Appetite, Migraines, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscle Spasms, Nausea, Pain, Parkinson's, PTSD, Stress
Terpenes:
Caryophyllene , Humulene , Limonene , Pinene
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God's Gift (Mostly Indica)
We're lucky to be graced with God's Gift. Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, you'll feel blessed after a few puffs of this powerful indica. This strain is great for severe pain or those that need help winding down in the evening.
Patients with Chronic pain conditions find relief from Gods Gift. Those with Cancer, Parkinson's and multiple sclerosis often find quality night time relief from Gods Gift.
THC 20%
CBD 0.1

Lineage OG Kush Granddaddy Purple
Effects:
Drowsiness, Euphoria, Giggly, Happiness, Hunger, Pain Relief, Relaxation, Uplifting
Medical Uses:
Anxiety, Arthritis, Cachexia, Cancer, Cramps, Fibromyalgia, Inflammation, Lack of Appetite, Migraines, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscle Spasms, Nausea, Pain, Parkinson's, PMS
Terpenes:
Caryophyllene, Humulene, Myrcene, Terinolene
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Grapefruit (Mostly Sativa)
Grapefruit is an upbeat sativa cross that stems from Cinderella 99.
The effects of this strain can be overwhelmingly euphoric and new consumers should proceed with caution. Grapefruit can produce THC levels as high as 25%.
Medical cannabis consumers often use this strain to fight fatigue and manage headaches.
Grapefruits energizing aroma and uplifting experience make this sativa popular among patients with depression too. Anyone seeking a quick daytime, de-stress session will also enjoy the upbeat effects of grapefruit.
THC 20% can go up to 25%
CBD 0.2

Lineage Cinderella 99
Effects:
Creativity, Energetic, Euphoria, Happiness, Hunger, Uplifting
Medical Uses:
Depression, Fatigue, Headaches, Pain, Stress
Terpenes:
Caryophyllene, Humulene, Linalool, Pinene
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Hash Plant (Indica)
Love Hash? You'll love Hash Plant. This Sensi seeds creation is 90% indica, providing a substantial body high and a significant amount of sleepy pain relief. The THC content in this strain runs around 18% on average.
Many medical consumers rely on this strain for insomnia relief, for good reason too. Hash plant will make your eyelids heavy and you'll likely let out a yawn or two. Those who need some relief from mental strife caused by anxiety or depression tend to have positive experiences with Hash Plant.
THC 18%
CBD 0.2

Lineage Northern Lights Afghani
Effects:
Drowsiness, Euphoria, Happiness, Hunger, Relaxation, Tingly, Uplifting
Medical Uses:
Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Lack of Appetite, Nausea, Pain, Stress
Terpenes:
Caryophyllene, Humulene, Myrcene, Pinene
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For many patients, joint pains are synonymous with various forms of arthritis, and most scientific research on joint pains has centered on arthritic joint pains. However, it is possible to generalize these results to most joint pains because the relief mechanism is similar.

A 2006 study compared the effectiveness of a pharmaceutical grade Cannabis-derivative named Sativex with that of a placebo in treating joint pains caused by rheumatoid arthritis. The study sampled 58 patients, 31 of whom were placed on Sativex and the other 27 placed on a placebo over a period of five weeks. The drug was administered as an oromucusal spray in the evening and assessment taken the following morning.

The Sativex group showed significantly greater improvements than the control group in pain scores throughout the course of treatment. There were also much fewer incidences of side effects in the Sativex group. Only two patients (6%) in the Sativex group had complications that could be rated as severe while six patients (22%) in the control group experienced serious complications, with three subjects having to withdraw from the study(Blake, 2006).

These results offer hope for patients of various joint problems who are forced to rely on NSAIDs, which a majority of patients find to be ineffective in the long term, and can be more addictive than heroin.

The action of cannabinoids, the active compounds in Cannabis is the cornerstone to the plant’s role in relieving joint pains. Two of the most important cannabinoids THC and CBD interact with CB2 receptors in the immune system to induce inflammation-reducing action. Additionally, receptors in the CNS bind to cannabinoids to change pain pathways in a way that reduces pain perception. Although both THC and CBD are effective in fighting pain, CBD-high strains are often recommended for patients who are keen on avoiding the psychoactive effects of cannabis (Gui et al., 2014).

Blake, D. (2006). Preliminary assessment of the efficacy, tolerability and safety of a cannabis-based medicine (Sativex) in the treatment of pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatology, 45(1), 50-52. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/kei183

Gui, H., Liu, X., Wang, Z., He, D., Su, D., & Dai, S. (2014). Expression of cannabinoid receptor 2 and its inhibitory effects on synovial fibroblasts in rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatology,  http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/ket447

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