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Best Cannabis Strains for Pain - THC edition

Hey grow fam,

Want to start using cannabis for pain relief and you’re wondering what are the best strains for pain, inflammation and fatigue? Welcome to our Top 10 cannabis strains for pain – the THC edition! Whether it’s knee pain, back pain, muscle spams, etc we got you. Based on personal experience, user reviews, online articles and vendor descriptions, we put together a list of some of the best strains for pain relief out there.

Using THC for pain

While CBD may be the main active component in pain relief, THC definitely also has its role to play. If you’re dealing with intense pain and don’t mind the psychoactive effects to help you forget your troubles, these strains are made for you.

Boogie Nights Feminized by Amsterdam Marijuana Seeds

Although this strain is a sativa dominant it has high THC and CBD levels making it a good strain for pain relief. The very strong cerebral high will keep you happy and surprisingly rather social. It’s not a paranoid loner high, it won’t leave you couch locked and it’s often recommended for parties. It has a delicious sweet and spicy taste with notes of grape. Boogie Nights can be grown both indoors and outdoors if you live in a sunny warm place. 

PhenotypeSativa dominant hybrid
Heightup to 3.2 feet (1m)
Flowering Length7-9 weeks
Yield500-800 gram/m2
THC Level15 – 30%
Starting price5 seeds for $69

Granddaddy Purple Feminized by I Love Growing Marijuana

This 100% indica strain with high THC levels is a great strain for people suffering with stress, anxiety, pain, insomnia and lack of appetite. It was hard not to put Granddaddy Purple on the list : on ILGM’s website it has over 400 incredible reviews of satisfied customers. Recommended for those who want to relax, this strain is rather potent but it’s not overwhelming. Be advised : it grows to be rather big and bulky ! 

PhenotypeIndica
Heightup to 150 cm
(4.9 feet)
Flowering Lengthup to 9 weeks
Yieldmedium / high
THC Level20 – 25%
Starting price5 seeds for $99

Kraken Feminised Seeds by Buddha Seeds

Despite the fact that Kraken Feminised doesn’t have the highest THC level, it is often described as a super potent indica that will deeply relax you. This strain is a good yielder, growing multiple branches with big dense buds. Kraken’s taste is said to be fresh and minty and the effect is said to be very therapeutic. It can help to stimulate appetite, provide pain relief, help with insomnia as well as providing relief from stress.

PhenotypeIndica dominant hybrid
HeightN/A
Flowering Lengthup to 10 weeks
Yieldhigh
THC Level10 – 15%
Starting price3 seeds for $25.30

Afghan Feminized by Amsterdam Marijuana Seeds

Being 100% indica, the Afghan strain is perfect for relieving conditions such as stress, insomnia and pain. It has very high THC levels so smoking this strain will put you in a deep state of relaxation, might leave you a bit couch locked and definitely will get you super high. New users, be advised. However new growers: this is the strain for you! Unbelievably robust, this strain will grow into a strong and resistant plant.

PhenotypeIndica
Heightcompact
Flowering Length8 – 9 weeks
Yieldup to 500 gram/plant
THC Level21 – 23%
Starting price5 seeds for $59

BlackBerry Autoflowering by Lineage Genetics

This strain is often recommended for medical reasons : it has a very relaxing effect that is great for muscle spams, insomnia, pains and stress. This is an auto so you’ll get a beautiful large central cola with purple – reddish colors. As you can guess from it’s name, Blackberry has a sweet fruity taste with think notes of berry.

PhenotypeIndica dominant hybrid
HeightN/A
Flowering Length7 weeks
Yieldhigh
THC Level15 – 20%
Starting price3 seeds for $27.50

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Northern Lights Feminized by I Love Growing Marijuana

This easy-to-grow strain has all the characteristics of an all-time crowd pleaser. It grows easily into a resilient plant with beautiful buds. Over 250 happy customers have left great reviews for this strain on ILGM’s website. This strain has a very relaxing effect, primarily on the body. It will help with pain, stress and anxiety without leaving you couch locked.

PhenotypeIndica dominant hybrid
Heightup to 70 cm (2.3 feet)
Flowering Length7 – 9 weeks
Yield300 – 450 grams/plant
THC Levelup to 18%
Starting price5 seeds for $89

Holy Punch Feminized by Greenhouse Seeds Co.

Holy Punch is one of  Greenhouse Seed Co.’s most famous strains. This strong indica also has a little CBD in it, making it a great strain for pain-relief. The typically strong indica high dissolves into a more euphoric and social high, relieving pain and anxiety at the same time. It has a distinct taste of a mix between spicy and sweet.

PhenotypeIndica dominant hybrid
HeightN/A
Flowering Length8- 9 weeks
Yieldhigh
THC Level20%
Starting price3 seeds for $24.75

Black Domina by Sensi Seeds

Black Domina is a veryyy strong indica strain, definitely not recommended if you’re looking for something light. This strain will hit you hard, it’s a potent narcotic that is used for insomnia, pain and tension relief. It also has a very strong taste, that has been compared to the one of hash. Reviewers note the very relaxing effect and the density of the buds.

PhenotypeIndica dominant hybrid
Heightshort – medium
Flowering Length7 weeks
Yield450 gram/m2
THC Level20%
Starting price3 seeds for $41.25

Harlequin Feminized by I Love Growing Marijuana

Harlequin is another very relaxing sativa strain. It’s high CBD levels (10 to 15%) and low THC levels make it a great strain if you’re looking for pain relief but want to stay social. It’s mellow high enables you to keep a clear head while still giving you the smooth pain-relieving high. For optimal CBD levels you’re going to want to harvest this plant a little early.

PhenotypeSativa dominant hybrid
Height100 – 300 cm (3.2 – 9.8 feet)
Flowering Length8 – 9 weeks
Yield400 – 500 gram/plant
THC Level5 – 10%
Starting price5 seeds for $99

Blue Dream Xtrm Feminized by Amsterdam Marijuana Seeds

Last but not least, we’ve chosen the relaxing sativa strain Blue Dream to complete our list. This strain has very high THC levels that will first give you an energy boost and then leave you feeling super mellow and relaxed. Customer reviews on Amsterdam Marijuana Seeds’ website for this strain are full of praises. This plant can be a bit picky and is not recommended for beginner growers.

PhenotypeSativa dominant hybrid
HeightN/A
Flowering Length9 – 11 weeks
Yield550 – 800 grams/plant
THC Level20%+
Starting price5 seeds for $69

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