With the 18 current qualifying conditions for medical marijuana in Arkansas, many of these conditions are experienced with common symptoms such as pain, fatigue, and nausea to name a few. Fortunately, marijuana is known for its incredible versatility in treating a number of different medical conditions and symptoms!
How Does Medical Marijuana Work?
It all starts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Endocannabinoids are neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors throughout your body. The two main receptors are CB1 receptors, which are found in the central nervous system and CB2 receptors which can be found mostly in your peripheral nervous systems.
Research has shown that the ECS is responsible for the following functions within our bodies:
Appetite and digestion
Inflammation and other immune system responses
Learning and memory
Cardiovascular system function
Bone remodeling and growth
Reproductive system function
Skin and nerve function
Therefore, when you consume marijuana, THC binds to the receptors in the ECS and can provide a range of beneficial effects on our minds and bodies such as pain or stress relief or appetite stimulants.
What Are The Best Strains For My Symptoms?
Each cannabis strain has its own cannabinoid and terpene profile that makes each of them unique. Some strains may work best for treating chronic pain, while other strains may be better suited for addressing anxiety. Let’s take a look at some of the most recommended strains for common symptoms:
Nausea: Blue Dream, Durban Poison, Lavender, Headband, Lemon Haze, Sour Diesel
Pain: Jack Herer, Sour Diesel, Girl Scout Cookies, Granddaddy Purple, White Widow, Green Crack
Fatigue: Original Glue, Pineapple Express, Blue Dream, Girl Scout Cookies, Sour Diesel, Green Crack
Anxiety: Granddaddy Purple, Jack Herer, Cannatonic, Girl Scout Cookies, ACDC, Northern Lights
Inflammation: Harlequin, ACDC, Dutch Treat, Banana Kush, Super Skunk, Cannatonic
Stress/Depression: Blue Dream, Sour Diesel, OG Kush, Harlequin, Jack Herer, Green Crack
Insomnia: Granddaddy Purple, Bubba Kush, OG Kush, Girl Scout Cookies, Blue Cheese, Northern Lights
Lack of Appetite: OG Kush, Pineapple Express, Blue Cheese, Granddaddy Purple, Trainwreck, Headband
Muscle Spasms: White Widow, Northern Lights, ACDC, God Bud, Blue Diesel, Super Skunk
Headaches: Blue Dream, Sour Diesel, Green Crack, Jack Herer, Durban Poison
Note that some strain names may look different in Arkansas, as all strain names must be approved by regulators with the power to make the cultivator alter the strain name if it is "appealing to children" or uses "cultural icons." You can check out the current menus for Arkansas dispensaries to see the availability of any of the listed strains above.
If you are an Arkansan suffering from one of these 18 medical conditions you may be eligible to treat your ailment with medical marijuana, which includes both THC and CBD products.
Click here to learn more about what Arkansas Marijuana Card's state-certified medical marijuana doctors can do for you, or give us a call at (844-249-8714) and our friendly support team can walk you through the entire process, and set you up with an appointment.