Now that Medical Cannabis Dispensaries are active in Illinois, we have received hundreds of inquiries regarding Medical Cannabis products. Surprisingly, the most commonly asked question is “How do I know which Cannabis strain to buy that will be best suited for my condition?” Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to that question. Below, we have detailed each category of Medical Cannabis and highlighted a few strains in each category. Our hope is that this information will assist you and your doctor in coming up with a treatment plan that is best suited for your needs.
Indica Medical Cannabis is known to produce a physical “body” high. Indica is often used to treat anxiety, chronic pain, and sleep disorders. It can also be used to treat seizures, migraines, head ache and stress. Indica is said to have a sweet aroma and distinctive sweet flavors such as berry or grape. Strain names include Granddaddy Purple, Bubba Kush, and Northern Lights to name a few, and are predominantly grown in the Middle East. The most common positive effects reported by patients are relaxed and sleepy. The most common side effects reported by patients are dry mouth and dry eyes. This strain is reported to be better used at night.
Sativa Medical Cannabis is known to produce a stimulating “head” high, with feelings of euphoria. Sativa is often used to treat mental and behavioral issues, such as depression and ADHD. This strain is also said to stimulate hunger, making it a treatment option for patients with anorexia and certain forms of cancer. Sativa has a very pungent aroma with earthy flavors. Strain names include Maui Waui, Sour Diesel and Silver Haze to name a few, and predominantly grown in South America and Asia. The most common positive effects reported by patients are increased focus, feelings of well-being, and increased energy. The most common side effects reported by patients were dry mouth, and dry eyes. This strain is reported to be best used during the day.
Hybrid Medical Cannabis is the best of both Indica and Sativa strains. Hybrids are known to produce gradual increase in head and body high, with feelings of relaxation and happiness. Hybrid strains are often used to treat patients with multiple conditions. Hybrids can range in smell and flavor depending on the dominant plant being used in cultivation. Strain names include Fruity Pebbles, Animal Cookies, and Lemon Skunk to name a few, and are predominantly grown in California. The most common positive effects reported by patients are happiness, relaxed and euphoric. The most common side effects reported by patients are dry mouth and dry eyes. This strain can be used during the day or at night depending on your preference.
Midwest Compassion Center carries a wide variety of medical cannabis strains. If you suffer from a qualifying condition contact MCC Dispensary today for more information.