Cannabis Strains for Pain Relief

If you are one of the millions of people globally that experiences chronic pain then marijuana might be just the thing to soothe your pain. Cannabis is becoming more popular as an alternative to traditional pain killers. This natural green medication can ease chronic pain created by nerve damage or inflammation as well as everyday muscle pain. Certain strains can effectively combat the type of pain you are suffering from to help make life more manageable. Luckily there are plenty of strains to choose from!

Many people living with pain will say that the most effective strain will have an even amount of CBD and THC. If you prefer a stronger Indica or Sativa, don't worry! There are strains available for every need making it easy to incorporate them into your lifestyle.

Cannabis Strains for Pain Relief


Both of these cannabinoids come from the cannabis plant but they have very different effects on the body. THC is what gives you that feeling of being “high” while CBD does not have the same psychoactive effects. CBD is often referred to as the “bliss molecule” but only because it leaves you feeling relaxed and stress-free. This dynamic duo works well as a team and together may help new users ease into this medicine. The CBD blocks some of the psychoactive effects of THC and can help users feel less anxious while reaping the many benefits.

High-CBD Strain To Treat Pain: CBD is one of the best anti-inflammatories out there! Strains that are high in CBD will work best for pain caused by inflammation like arthritis. It can do this so well by blocking inflammatory mediators in the body.

High-THC Strain to Treat Pain: THC has been used to cure pain for centuries. In clinical studies, it showed its effectiveness to reduce pain in cancer, AIDS, and fibromyalgia patients. Many of these patients have illnesses that are resistant to other pain medications making cannabis the perfect option.

Cannabis Strains for Pain Relief

Does It Work?

There have been countless studies on marijuana as a pain reliever and they are promising! In one study they polled around 3,000 medical marijuana patients, many who had been on opioids in the last 6 months. 97% of people said they were able to lower their opioid intake while soaking marijuana and 81% said that it was even more effective alone than when paired with opioids.

Other studies have led researchers to believe it is the best option for helping nerve pain and muscle spasms in patients with multiple sclerosis. It has started to seem that this natural medication can replace opioids altogether. In recent studies with the legalization of marijuana opioid prescriptions have been on the decline.

It isn’t only the studies that make this natural option look promising, it’s the countless personal stories from people that have been positively affected. Alexandra Callner, 58, shares how when she had tried recreational marijuana in her teen years, she had not been a fan. In her 20’s she could not see herself trying it again. Later in life, she would change her mind after her knee pain became debilitating. She was on pain pills that were hard on her stomach but still could not sleep through the extricating pain. Her neighbour suggested she get some medical marijuana and it worked its magic right away. She was able to sleep through the night for the first time in a year. Now, she has included it into her nightly ritual and she hasn’t looked back.

"Every night, I get into bed, read about an hour, take one or two puffs, and then I am off  to sleep," she says. "The pain is much lighter.”

Cannabis Strains for Pain Relief

The Best Strains for Your Pain

  1. Sour Diesel: This zingy strain is Sativa- dominant with high THC levels. It not only relieves pain but is perfect at keeping you happy and energized throughout the day. Pure Green Express has this strain as a flower but also has a huge selection of edible options that can help with pain conditions. (Try the Forbidden Forbidden Fruit - Sour Cream Soda Floats).
  2. Pink Kush: This Indica-dominant Hybrid has powerful body-focused effects that even small doses, helps to eliminate pain, insomnia, and appetite loss. Relaxation runs in Pink Kush’s Indica genes, promoting rest and stress relief without total sedation.
  3. ACDC: This is the most popular medical marijuana strain. It’s a strong Sativa that is also high in CBD. It’s low THC so has all of the medicinal benefits without the strong psychoactive effects. It’s pungent and earthy tasting with a hint of citrus. It helps with social anxiety, chronic pain, seizures, nausea, tremors, and can help treat multiple sclerosis. This strain is perfect night or day as it relaxes the body while leaving you with the energy to face the day. Pure Green Express has this strain available in vape cartridges that are an easy convenient way to consume your medication.
  4. Cannatonic: This strain has low levels of THC while very high levels of CBD making it perfect for daytime use. It’s popular for its healing properties and id an ideal choice for medicating conditions such as Chronic Pain, Migraines, Muscle Spasms, and Anxiety. Pure Green Express has this strain available in vape cartridges that are an easy convenient way to consume your medication.
  5. Greasy Pink: Greasy Pink is a potent Indica-dominant strain known best for its heavy body buzz. A product of East Coast Collective, this strain is a super-pheno of Pink Kush and is an excellent medicinal treatment for people with chronic pain and insomnia. This strain is ideal to help relax the body and mind. Restful sleep will surely follow.
  6. Miracle Alien Cookies: Miracle Alien Cookies, a.k.a. MAC is an evenly balanced ideal for any Hybrid lover who appreciates a super heavy flavour and high. MAC brings on hard-hitting effects that will have you feeling content with the world around you in no time at all. This strain is known to help with Appetite Loss, Chronic Pain, Depression, Insomnia and Stress.
  7. Bubba Kush: Last, but not least, one of the most well-known strains. It’s near purebred Indica strain with a history that can be traced back to the Hindu Kush landrace strains.  Bubba Kush offers a sweet and aromatic earthiness that is certainly hard to top. Reserved for those quieter at-home nights, or at least more restful occasions, this strain will help you sleep while boosting mood, and creativity. 

No matter what kind of pain you are suffering from Pure Green Express has the strain you need to relax. If you have tried any of these strains or others for chronic pain let us know!