This year may be a dumpster fire inside a trainwreck, but at least there’s more fresh, legal, tested fuego for your bubbler than ever before.
Amid a global pandemic and historic political division, legal cannabis has become a silver lining deemed essential by authorities. Weed continues to get stronger, more flavorful, more tested, and more legal in 2020 than before.
And the pace of cannabis development is accelerating in 2020, said Kevin Jodrey, cultivation director and owner of Wonderland Nursery in the Humboldt County town of Redway, CA—the epicenter of global ganja innovation.
“It’s reaching a critical mass,” he said. “Growers have to be able to constantly innovate, constantly create, and you’re beginning to see people putting out a lot of interesting work.”
- Best Strains for Pain: How Cannabis Fights Pain
Pain is the #1 reason people turn to medical cannabis in the first place, and a number of clinical studies have demonstrated the cannabis plant’s potential to help us fight several types of pain.
Just like there’s not just one kind of weed, there’s not just one kind of pain. The three main types are:
- Nociceptive Pain: The easiest type to understand, nociceptive pain results from a physical injury; it’s often treated with anti-inflammatory medications
- Neuropathic Pain: This can be caused by an injury, but is specific to an injury to a nerve; anti-inflammatory medications aren’t usually effective
- Central Pain: Sometimes called the “mystery pain,” central pain arises without a physical injury. Fibromyalgia is one well-known example.
CBD Sour Cyclone
At a nearly medically ideal 2:1 CBD to THC ratio, this is another versatile strain for pain. Given it’s ratio, you’ll feel few psychoactive effects; many fall in love with its earthy, sweet and sour flavor.
because the theory of central pain is still so new, there are many open questions regarding this mysterious family of afflictions. For many years, many physicians didn’t believe fibromyalgia was a “real” condition. Obviously, this makes finding a treatment especially difficult. That said, in one study on 26 fibromyalgia patients, every patient found that cannabis improved their condition; half of them stopped taking other medications in favor of cannabis. Two of the best strains for central pain include:
CBD Critical Mass
Touted as being effective in treating inflammation, muscle pain, muscle spasms, and stress. Not only is it hugely medicinal, with its earthy, woody, and sweet flavors, it’s delicious, happy and uplifting
Perhaps the most popular high-CBD strain in North America, Harlequin treats anxiety, chronic pain, inflammation, PMS and cramps, among others. It’s often described as bringing clear-headed and uplifting effects.
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