You’ve done the research and, along with your medical professional, have decided that medical cannabis is a great option for you.
But you’re concerned…
There’s a certain lack of control that’s implied by the notion of getting “high,” and that doesn’t work well with your goals or your life. How can you get the benefits of medical cannabis while skipping the high?
First, you aren’t alone. Plenty of people who turn to medical cannabis don’t want to get high. They simply want to comfortably manage their conditions so they can get on with the business of living. To help you in your quest, here are some recommendations for strains that won’t get you high.
Strains That Won’t Get You High
Overall, the potency of THC in cannabis has risen from approximately 4 percent in 1995 to 18 to 25 percent today. Why? Because on the black market, getting zonked was the point of cannabis. The higher you got, the better the quality and value for your money.
Now, especially with the arrival and proliferation of medical cannabis, more people want to use cannabis to function and feel good without being intoxicated. More and more growers are cultivating for other cannabinoids like cannabidiol, commonly referred to as CBD.
CBD is known for its medicinal properties. It can ease pain, reduce anxiety and depression, and even work as an anticonvulsant for people with epilepsy. CBD also regulates the THC high that some patients may find disorienting or uncomfortable.
High CBD Strains
ACDC will boost your focus and sociability, so it’s a strain that’s great for going out. It’s desired by medical patients for reducing pain and anxiety without intoxication. With CBD to THC ratios reported as high as 22:1, this happy, skunky, earthy strain allows consumers to concentrate, work, and socialize.
Often described as bringing clear-headed, uplifting, focus-producing effects, Harlequin is one of the most popular high-CBD strains in North America. It’s also used to treat anxiety and depression, chronic pain, gastrointestinal issues, inflammation, PMS and cramps, and migraines.
Though it averages around a 2:1 CBD / THC ratio, this popular hybrid strain isn’t quite as sedative as the name might make you believe. It’s often described as “short-lived” and “mellow,” relaxing and uplifting without a crash later on. Among its many medical uses, Cannatonic is used to fight pain, anxiety, migraines and other symptoms without the uptightness sometimes associated with THC.
When you’re taking medical cannabis to help manage a condition, you don’t always want the disorienting effects that come with being “high.” We understand that what many medical cannabis patients want is to feel like themselves, minus the pain or other symptoms they’re trying to alleviate.