Medical cannabis has the potential to help with all kinds of different things. More people than ever before have become and are becoming medical cannabis patients. These are people that have looked to the healing and therapeutic properties found in medicinal cannabis. Medicinal cannabis is loaded with vitamins, amino acids, terpenes, and phytocannabinoids. All of these play a very important role in human health. As we begin to learn more about cannabinoid therapies and the science supporting them, more people are finding they can benefit from medicinal cannabis. 

Thanks to progressive state lawmakers, 37 states in our country have legalized medical cannabis. Medical cannabis is helping people with a wide variety of different medical conditions. Medical cannabis patients are finding help managing the symptoms of migraine headaches, chronic pain, arthritis, PTSD, depression, stress, anxiety, loss of appetite, nausea, menstrual cramps, neuropathy, insomnia, and more. 

Chances are, you live in a state that has a legal medical cannabis program. If this is the case, you may want to consider becoming a medical cannabis patient yourself. Becoming a medical cannabis patient isn’t difficult. You must first set up an appointment with a state-licensed MMJ doctor to receive your medical cannabis recommendation. Once you have your medical cannabis recommendation you can apply to the state to receive your state-issued MMJ card

Having a medical cannabis card will give you access to all kinds of different therapeutic medicinal cannabis products. Quite possibly the most popular still is cannabis flowers or buds. Carefully cultivated and cured flowers provide amazing flavor and aroma profiles along with strong cannabinoid levels. With your MMJ card, you can legally go into a medical cannabis dispensary and purchase the cannabis product or products you want. This means you have options.

When it comes to what flower or bud to buy, there are a few staple strains people turn to time and time again. People keep going back to these strains because they work. More and more strains are being created every year and some of these staple strains might get lost in the confusion. To keep that from happening we’re going to dive into some of the more popular varieties of Indica medical cannabis. Let’s take a look at these five popular Indica medical cannabis strains. 

·         Afghani

·         Hindu Kush

·         Chitral Kush

·         Northern Lights

·         GMO Cookies

Five Popular Indica Medical Cannabis Strains

Afghani is an extremely popular Indica cannabis strain. It is a landrace strain out of Afghanistan that made its way to the US and other places via the Hippie Trail. Today this strain is commonly on the shelves at many different medical cannabis dispensaries. THC levels average between 18 to 24%. Afghani produces bright green-colored nugs with fiery orange and red hairs slathered behind a more than a generous wall of ooey-gooey sticky trichomes, adding a white finish to the appearance. The flavor profile is often described as being spicy and sweet with hints of herbs and pine followed up by a pungent finish. The effects of Afghani are described as being happy, euphoric, and sleepy. Patients turn to this strain of medical cannabis looking for relief from conditions like chronic pain, nausea, PMS, insomnia, and more.

Hindu Kush is another incredible cannabis strain brought to us from the mountainous regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Like AfghaniHindu Kush also made its way around the world via the Hippie Trail. THC levels in this strain are very high averaging between 22 to 32%. The buds are olive green in color with dark red hairs and a generous portion of crushed diamond-like trichomes. When broken into, these buds have brilliant flashes of purple throughout them. The flavor profile is described as being sweet and spicy with hints of lemon, herbs, and pine, followed up by a strong pungent finish. The effects of Hindu Kush are said to be feelings of euphoria, hunger, happiness, and sleep. Many people look to this strain to help find relief from ADHD, chronic pain, insomnia, nausea, loss of appetite, Multiple Sclerosis, Autism, and much more.

Chitral Kush also known as Pakistani Chitral Kush is a potent variety of cannabis once again from Pakistan. This particular variety of cannabis has an average THC level of around 18 to 24% plus around 1% CBD. The buds are bright green in color with fiery orange and red hairs blanketed in a fresh powdery snow-like coating of trichomes. They are known for their brilliant shades of purple throughout them. The flavor profile is sweet and earthy within some berries and fruit followed up by a pungent diesel-like finish. The strain is reported to produce feelings of euphoria, and happiness, as well as an uncontrollable case of the giggles. Many people look to this strain to find relief from ADHD, bipolar disorder, insomnia, stress, chronic pain, and more.

Northern Lights is a potent Indica strain of medical cannabis with THC levels averaging between 16 to 24%. It is said to have been created using Afghani landrace genetics. The buds range from bright green to olive green in color with fiery orange and red hairs and enough chunky trichomes to gag any grinder. The flavor profile is described as being spicy and sweet with hints of pine and a pungent woody finish. This strain is legendary for promoting feelings of relaxation, happiness, euphoria, and sleep. Many people look for Northern Lights to find relief from bipolar disorder, headaches, nausea, loss of appetite, stress, anxiety, and more.

GMO Cookies is a strain you have to try. It has nothing to do with genetic modifications. It stands for garlic mushroom and onion which is what some say the strain smells like. Many people just call it funky. This is the kind of strain that will have you doing the Stanky Leg (a popular dance, not to be confused with uncontrollable bowel movements) all day long. GMO Cookies is a cross of the legendary Girl Scout Cookies mixed with the equally infamous Chemdawg. This delectable pairing produces an average THC level of 20 to 24% or more. The buds are a bright olive green color with fiery red hairs and a thick coating of sticky trichomes. The aroma is pungent, and potent often described as stinky. But, stinky and a good way. The flavor profile is described as spicy, sweet, and fruity with hints of coffee and herbs followed up by a potent pungent skunky finish. GMO Cookies is known to produce feelings of euphoria, relaxation, and happiness, as well as help to promote sleep. Many medical cannabis patients look to this strain for help with insomnia, stresschronic pain, inflammation, depression, and more.

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