The Most Popular Medical Cannabis Strains


According to the Cannabis Career Institute, Leaf Science, Leafly, and High Times, the most popular strains of medical cannabis include the following:

  1. Purple Kush. Purple Kush is primarily indica and known to provide long-lasting euphoria and physical relaxation. It has a sweet, earthy taste and a grape scent that those dealing with chronic pain, depression, muscle spasms, insomnia, and anxiety benefit from.

  2. Jack Herer. Named and bred after the late marijuana activist Jack Herer, this hybrid is known for its blissful and creative high that helps with anxiety and fibromyalgia. It has an earthy pine taste and scent, making this Cannabis Cup winner great for those new to medical marijuana.

  3. Mazar. Mazar is a long-lasting hybrid strain with strong sedative properties. It has an earthy, fruity flavor that those suffering from anxiety, chronic pain, insomnia, and Alzheimer’s greatly benefit from.

  4. Blue Dream. A high-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) hybrid, this strain has energizing and head-clearing effects for those who suffer from muscle spasms and chronic pain. Because of its slight indica inclusion, it serves best as a daytime alternative medicine.

  5. Charlotte’s Web. This is one of the most recognizable strains thanks to Charlotte Figi, a young girl with Dravet Syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy that causes hundreds of seizures per month. With a cannabidiol (CBD) content of about 20 percent and a THC content of less than 1 percent, this strain is very potent.

  6. Sour Diesel. A powerful strain with a lot of flavor, Sour Diesel is popular worldwide. It has a fruity scent and a relaxing, soothing high that works well for qualifying patients with insomnia, anxiety, and depression.

  7. Girl Scout Cookies. If you suffer from migraines and/or chronic pain, this sativa-dominant strain gives energizing effects with a THC content of almost 25 percent.

  8. Avidekel. Hailing from Israel strictly for the medical cannabis industry, this indica strain is high in CBD, which helps with insomnia and night terrors.

  9. Blueberry Widow. As one of the top medical cannabis strains, Blueberry Widow offers a sweet smell. This hybrid strain helps with stress, chronic pain, and insomnia.

  10. White Berry. This hybrid has a sativa head effect with an indica-style body sensation when ingested in higher quantities. White Berry’s sweet, blueberry flavor and taste relieves muscle spasms, Restless Leg Syndrome, stress, and depression.

  11. A-Train. This hybrid’s flavor and taste is described as earthy and diesel. Qualifying patients experience increased appetite and decreased ocular pressure, which works for those with glaucoma, stress, Cachexia, and depression.

  12. Dr. Grinspoon. This pure sativa strain is named after long-time cannabis advocate and noted researcher Dr. Lester Grinspoon. It induces heightened cerebral activity and sensory awareness, which helps qualifying patients with mood disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), and chronic pain from spinal cord injuries and hypertension.

  13. Blue Dreams. This sativa-dominant strain provides full-body relaxation with gentle cerebral invigoration in a blueberry taste and flavor. Its medicinal benefits include swift depression, stress, and nausea relief without a heavy sedative effect.

  14. G-13 Haze. This hybrid strain provides an uplifting sensation while retaining heavy indica undertones. Its earthy, sage taste isn’t recommended for those who are new to medical marijuana. Qualifying patients find relief with anxiety, arthritis, epilepsy, migraines, and anorexia.

  15. Canna Sutra. This indica-dominant strain provides an uplifting, euphoric feeling with cerebral stimulation. It helps with relieving symptoms of depression, migraines, chronic pain, and asthma.

  16. Lavender. Lavender is an indica strain that produces a relaxing high for qualifying patients with insomnia and anxiety, even from its lavender scent alone.

  17. Crimea Blue. Crimea Blue is a hybrid strain that relaxes patients and increases happiness. Its buttery tea flavor and scent helps patients suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS), stress, fatigue, insomnia, and gastrointestinal disorders.

  18. Nigerian. This pure sativa strain results in a rising high and an enjoyable fall that treats Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety.

  19. Satori. Satori is a hybrid that’s best suited to those with a higher THC tolerance. It’s described as having an earthy, spicy/herbal scent and taste that eases depression and anxiety.

  20. Romulan. This indica strain, named after Star Trek’s fictional extraterrestrial humanoid species, has a deep sedative quality with an earthy smell and taste. Patients with muscle spasms and nerve damage benefit from its therapeutic qualities.

  21. S.A.G.E. The acronym stands for Sativa Afghani Genetic Equilibrium, and this strain has a long-lasting and uplifting high. Users often enjoy the sandalwood scent and its ability to help mood swings and PTSD.

  22. Vortex. This sativa strain’s fruity scent and a spicy/herbal taste increases appetite.

The benefits of medical cannabis are far-reaching to help qualifying patients with a variety of conditions, from mental to physical. If you’re looking into medicinal cannabis, ask your physician about these medical cannabis strains to help your condition.