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Chronic Pain & Cannabis

Updated: Apr 1, 2023

Cannabinoids, terpenes, and cannabis strains can potentially be helpful for chronic pain, but it's important to note that everyone's experience with cannabis is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all approach.

Here are some potential cannabinoids and terpenes that may be beneficial for chronic pain, as well as some strains that are high in these compounds:

  1. Cannabinoids:

    • THC (tetrahydrocannabinol): This is the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis and is known for its pain-relieving properties.

    • CBD (cannabidiol): This non-psychoactive compound may also have pain-relieving effects.

    • CBG (cannabigerol): This cannabinoid may have anti-inflammatory properties and may be helpful for certain types of pain.

      1. Terpenes:

        • Myrcene: This terpene is found in many cannabis strains and is known for its sedative effects, which may help with pain relief.

        • Limonene: This terpene has a citrusy scent and may have anti-inflammatory properties.

        • Beta-caryophyllene: This terpene may have pain-relieving properties and has been shown to interact with the body's endocannabinoid system.

          1. Cannabis strains:

            • ACDC: This strain is high in CBD and may be helpful for pain relief without causing significant psychoactive effects.

            • Harlequin: This strain is a hybrid of CBD-dominant and THC-dominant strains and may be helpful for pain relief without causing significant psychoactive effects.

            • OG Kush: This strain is high in THC and may be helpful for pain relief, but may also cause significant psychoactive effects.

As always, it's important to consult with a healthcare professional before using cannabis for chronic pain relief.

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