Medical cannabis is legal in 37 states in America with more on the horizon. Every day more people are taking the necessary steps to become medical cannabis patients. In many places, becoming a medical cannabis patient is as easy as setting up an appointment with a certified MMJ doctor online or over the telephone. Most states have a list of qualifying conditions to become a medical cannabis patient. Some states like Oklahoma and New York do not have any qualifying conditions and a physician can recommend cannabis for anything they see fit. 

If you live in a state that has a legal medical cannabis program and you would like to become a medical cannabis patient, now is the perfect time. Once you become a medical cannabis patient you have access to a plethora of different types of cannabis products. Quite possibly still the most popular of all cannabis products is smokable flowers or bud. Medical cannabis patients today have access to a wide option of choices when it comes to cannabis strains. There are Indica cannabis strains, sativa cannabis strains, and hybrid cannabis strains. There are also a lot of them. A lot of people are choosing hybrids these days because of their balance of indica and sativa. Some people like a little more Indica some people like a little more sativa and vice versa.

Hybrid varieties of cannabis offer consumers the best of both worlds giving them indica and sativa in one plant. Hybrid cannabis strains are created by crossing two strains together. In an essence, almost all of the cannabis strains we consume today are hybrid cannabis strains with the exception of landrace strains like Durban Poison, Afghani, and a handful of others. 

People are looking to the therapeutic attributes of medical cannabis to help them control the symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety, PTSD, chronic pain, arthritis, and much more. They are also finding help with severe medical conditions like Cancer, EpilepsyCrohn’s Disease, ALS, and others. When it comes to the type of cannabis that helps these people, there tend to be some popular strains with indica, sativa, and hybrid cannabis strains. Let’s explore these five popular hybrid cannabis strains.

·         GG 4

·         Girl Scout Cookies

·         OG Kush

·         Apple Fritter

·         Wedding Cake

Five Popular Medical Hybrid Cannabis Strains

GG 4 is also known by the name Gorilla Glue. Just like the popular bonding agent, the strain of cannabis may just leave you feeling glued to your chair, bed, or couch. This potent hybrid variety of cannabis boasts lineage from Sour Dubb, Chocolate Diesel, and Chems Sister. It produces an average THC level of 18 to 24% or more. The bright green frosty nugs are dipped in a sugary coating of sticky resinous trichomes. The flavor profile is sweet and earthy having hints of pine and lemon followed by a strong pungent floral finish. Many medical cannabis patients look to this strain for relief from chronic pain, migraine headaches, arthritis, stress, anxiety, depression, loss of appetite, and much more. The buzz is described as uplifting, relaxing, creative feeling, and motivational.

Girl Scout Cookies (GCS) is an Indica dominant hybrid cannabis strain created crossing Durban Poison and OG Kush. This particular variety of cannabis produces an average THC level ranging between 18 to 24%. The flavor profile is described as sweet and earthy sometimes having hints of mint. Medical cannabis patients turn to this strain for help with chronic pain, nausea, loss of appetite, stress, anxiety, depression, migraine headaches, and more. Make sure to have snacks on hand when you choose this variety of cannabis because it has a legendary association with an increase in appetite also known as the munchies.

OG Kush is a hybrid cannabis strain that many people say is a three-way cross of Hindu Kush, Lemon Thai, and Chemdawg. This ménage à trois produces one of the most popular cannabis strains on the planet, OG Kush. Ocean Grown or OG Kush sometimes called Original Gangster produces bright green colored buds with fiery orange and red hairs dancing behind a shimmering wall of sparkly resin-filled trichomes. These buds have enough trichomes to gag any grinder. The flavor profile is sweet and earthy with hints of lemon and pine followed up by a strong earthy finish. Many people look to this variety of cannabis to help them control the symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, migraine headaches, and much more. This is another one of those strains you’ll want to have your snacks ready for because it’s known to cause a major case of the munchies.

Apple Fritter has quickly become a popular go-to hybrid cannabis strain for medical cannabis patients everywhere. THC levels on this strain come in extremely high at 25% or more. Apple Fritter is said to be a cross of Animal Cookies and Sour Apple. The flavor profile is described as pungent and floral with you guessed it hints of apple. The finish is sweet and earthy with a hint of cheese. Many medical cannabis patients look to this strain to find help with stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, migraine headaches, and more. Apple Fritter is said to be a very relaxing, calming, pain relieving, and soothing hybrid cannabis strain.

Wedding Cake is kind of like a secret agent with a code name. Its secret agent code name is, Triangle Mints #23. Wedding Cake is a cross of Animal Mints and Triangle Kush. You won’t find it in Canada though because it doesn’t go by the name Wedding Cake there, they call it Pink Cookies. Wedding Cake has impressive THC levels that average somewhere between 18 to 24% or higher. The flavor profile is described as sweet and earthy with hints of vanilla and a very pleasing candy-like floral finish. The strain is purplish color with gorgeous red hairs slathered behind a frosty sugar-like coating of sticky resinous trichomes. Many people look to this strain of cannabis to help them with the symptoms of stress, chronic pain, migraine headaches, loss of appetite, and much more. The effects of Wedding Cake are said to be very relaxing, soothing, and pain relieving.

If you think you qualify to become a medical cannabis patient, there’s no better time than now to become one. There are a lot of different varieties of cannabis and a lot of different choices. Between indica, sativa, and hybrid there are said to be more than 700 different strains of cannabis out there. Chances are this means there’s one or more than one that is right for you. Remember that cannabis can treat everyone a little bit differently. This means what worked for someone else may not work the same for you. Give them all a try, indica, sativa, hybrids, and try several different varieties of each. Make sure to purchase your product from licensed legal growers that only produce quality products backed by certified lab tests and a reputation of quality for the best experience with medical cannabis.

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