Finding the right strain for your specific needs can be a challenge. We are all unique and certain strains can have different effects on people.
Here are Best strains for Parkinson’s Disease
- Kobain Kush
Named after the famous rock-star, Kobain Kush is a perfect Indica for PD patients since it’s well balanced and doesn’t induce sleepiness. Very effective in reducing pain and stress, its relaxing effect makes patients forget their worries while calming both body and mind. For PD patients the main benefit from this strain is that it’s great for muscle spasms and tremors.
Great for daytime use, this Indica strain does not produce the couch-lock effect or sedation. For Parkinson’s patients who wish to avoid intense psychoactive effects, Harmonia front-loads CBD behind a slightly decreased THC profile. This harmonious balance (hence the name) stands a good chance of blocking the protein production associated with nerve cell damage in PD.
Although its name sounds like hell, Trainwreck actually has stimulating and soothing effects on our whole system. This one is potent in the THC department but its calming effect helps get rid of tremors and improve the balance.
- Critical Cheese
A few hits of Critical Cheese provides a very fast uplifting effect. This is one of the first strains to be recommended to PD patients because of its high CBD levels.
- Bubba Kush
This potent, but one of the most relaxing Indica strains, is best known for its calming qualities. It relaxes, relieves pain and reduces stress. It increases the dopamine levels which is associated with PD.
- Amnesia Haze
Amnesia Haze is a Sativa strain usually recommended for daytime use since it provides a boost of energy. It also awakens creativity in us and helps find some relief from stress. Amnesia Haze is effective in combating depression, fatigue, and pain too.
From the experience of chronic pain patients, Hashberry does not seem to work on severe pain and is more effective in low to moderate pain. It has strong sedative effects so it’s best to use it in the afternoon and evening chill. It’s great for beating insomnia, too, as well as depression, anxiety, and everyday stress.
- Blue Diesel
Preferred for daytime use since it has no couch-lock and numbing effects. Instead, the effect of Blue Diesel is slow, smooth and long-lasting. It contains high levels of CBD, too, which makes it welcome for Parkinson’s.
- Lavender Haze
This Indica dominant hybrid is a very potent strain, best recommended for after-work use. Beginners report being very sleepy after using Lavender Haze, while more experienced consumers feel more energized. It’s been used for different medical conditions such as insomnia and depression, including PD, too. Just take it easy with this strain, as it can cause a slight paranoia.
- Cherry Kola
Very high in THC (up to 21%) and very low in CBD, which makes it perfect for conditions such as stress, anxiety, and pain. Since it has a strong sedative effect, it’s recommended for nighttime use, for deep relaxing feeling and peaceful sleep.
Cannabis can be tricky to use and it has a different effect on every person. Before taking any pot for your symptoms, ask your marijuana doctor for advice and take some time to experiment and find the perfect strain.