Cannabis helps us manage the symptoms of a long and growing list of medical conditions, but the #1 reason Americans turn to it is still to fight pain. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your view), not all cannabis is created equal, and the best strains for pain may not be the ones most suited for other tasks, like fighting insomnia or managing the discomfort of cancer treatments like chemotherapy.
That’s because compared with pharmaceuticals, medical cannabis is a complex drug, containing at least 113 cannabinoids—including two you’ve probably heard of, THC and CBD—as well as over 200 terpenes, the volatile fragrant oils that not only give different strains cannabis their characteristic aromas and flavors but are potent medicine in and of themselves.
It’s a lot to take in. But we’re dedicated to making it simple: If you’re looking for relief from chronic, lingering pain, here are our best strains for pain. Do be sure to check our live menu, as our stock changes regularly. If we don’t have the particular strain you’re looking for, no need to worry: Just ask one of our friendly budtenders!
Sunburst Pharm’s Best Strains for Pain
The best strains for pain for you will depend on the type of pain you’re treating, in addition to your unique physiognomy. Keep in mind that when trying a new strain, it’s always wise to start low and go slow. Many patients who use cannabis to manage their pain find that indica-dominant strains can help soothe or better manage their symptoms. Again, each patient is different. Keep track of how certain strains make you feel to help you find the best strains for you!
If you’re looking for a high CBD strain, Brenda’s Gift by HMS Health may be the ticket. With a 1:1 ratio, it can help bring relief for a variety of symptoms and help impart euphoria and calm. Brenda’s Gift is an indica-dominant strain and is myrcene-rich.
From Harvest of Maryland, Gorilla Quake is a unique breed that is great for muscle and joint pain. With THC around 19% and plenty of limonene and linalool, it can help act as a relaxant.
Girl Scout Cookies
An ever-popular strain, Girl Scout Cookies is well-known for its high-THC content and its ability to induce euphoria. A hybrid of OG Kush and Durban Poison, GSC is often used for relief from stress, depression, or pain. It’s a great caryophyllene-rich strain and also has a good amount of limonene, humulene, and myrcene. We carry Curaleaf Girl Scout Cookies in a vape cartridge for maximum convenience and ease.
This indica-leaning strain is known for its sweetness and the way that it helps stress and pain melt away. Derived from GSC and other strains, it creates a strong body high.
Looking for a different strain? We can help you narrow down the best strains for pain based on your particular symptoms, history with cannabis, and other goals. We have a fantastic stock of flower, extracts, vapes, and more, and we’re sure to have a great strain on hand to help you alleviate your symptoms!
Stop by our Cambridge dispensary to learn more, or check out our online dispensary menu right now!