Indicas are renowned for their analgesic properties and sativas are known for their euphoric effect, but many patients find that hybrid strains are the perfect balance. One of the most popular hybrid varieties that patients say relieves back pain while still providing focus is BlackJack. Each strain of marijuana works differently for each individual. However, it appears that strains with a higher concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are more effective at relieving pain, while those with higher levels of CBD are better at reducing inflammation.
When inflammation is reduced, back pain is also reduced. Strains with a higher THC content seem to be more successful in providing pain relief, while CBD works better for decreasing inflammation. Although the results were modest, they were considered successful since most marijuana varieties contain some amount of THC. The document also states that the maximum recommended dose of cannabis that a patient should consume in one day is one inhalation, four times a day; this is equivalent to approximately 400 mg per day of cannabis containing 9% THC.
With an average of 25% THC, this strain of marijuana is potent and can leave you feeling relaxed for a few hours. In 1975, scientists began studying the use of THC in cancer patients and discovered that marijuana was effective in relieving pain without causing significant side effects. It is also important to note that strains with a higher percentage of THC also have more psychoactive effects. Some people prefer to take a strain of marijuana with lower levels of THC during the day and then one with a higher THC content at night.
The FDA has also approved drugs that contain synthetic THC cannabinoids called dronabinol (Marinol) and nabilone (Cesamet). It contains up to 24 percent CBD and around 1.2 percent THC, which allows you to remain functional during the day without experiencing psychoactive side effects. Each strain of cannabis affects each person differently, but people often find that varieties with high THC content are the most beneficial for managing pain. During the 8-hour session, there was a statistically significant reduction in pain in both THC groups compared to the placebo group.