Best Medical Marijuana Seeds: Part 1

Medical Marijuana

The market for medical marijuana is constantly growing.

One surprising offshoot of the medical marijuana culture developing in the US with pharmacies for bud is a strong attack against the Mexican drug cartels. No longer is America being flooded with cheap Mexican bush weed but instead growing it on home turf to an extremely high standard. This can only be a good thing.

Marijuana can be used to effectively treat a range of medical conditions. In some instances, it’s literally the only thing that seems to work.

A great deal of the stigma previously attached to this natural plant is on the wane but one fact remains… For the uninitiated, the whole subject can seem rather confusing. We are here to make it easy for you.

Which Cannabinoids Are For You?

The active ingredients in marijuana are called cannabinoids. The straight-up choice is between THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabinol).

THC is much more common and the majority of decent strains weigh in with somewhere between 15% and 20% THC content. By contrast, a CBD level of 1% or less is standard.

THC clings to receptors in the brain whereas CBD can affect the entire body.

Sativa strains, like the ones featured below, normally have a high CBD count. Indica-heavy plants are higher in THC.

The high from sativa-dominant marijuana is uplifting and best experienced during the day. It can be great for treating depression and can also boost focus and creative output.

If you suffer from migraines or muscle soreness, nausea or spasms, an indica could be just the job. Strains like this are also often used in an attempt to combat much more serious diseases. Because of the calming and relaxing effects, indicas are recommended for night-time use. They can even help with insomnia.

Hybrids offer the best of both worlds.

Different Strains of Medical Marijuana

We will look now at 5 of the very best strains of medical marijuana. Today we will focus more on sativa-dominant strains while a forthcoming article is best for those who prefer indica.

1) Raspberry Cough

raspberry cough medical marijuana

This delectable strain was the result of melding Ice with Cambodian Landrace.

Although the soaring high is particularly cerebral, Raspberry Cough comes highly recommended as a calming bud for medical purposes.

The plant is a wonder to look at. Red hairs grow in abundance. If it is produced outside in colder temperatures, it can turn a blue or purple color giving off a remarkable rainbow look.

Like most sativa-laden variants, the plants tend to be tall and thin. They can be packed quite close together leading to an impressive yield. In the right conditions with LED lights you could net yourself half a kilo per plant. Considering the high market value of top-tier marijuana, this represents a very worthwhile saving.

The flavor is pungent and fruity. It tastes like stereotypical Dutch weed with a spicy Asian twist.

Its ease of growing lends this strain very well to amateur growers or those just starting out. There’s not much you can do wrong.

Raspberry Cough may be a unfamiliar name but it’s well worth considering for your medical marijuana needs.

THC Level: 18-24%
Indica/Sativa: Mainly Sativa, F1 Hybrid
Grow difficulty: Easy
Yield: 400-500g/m²
Flowering time: 9-11 weeks
Effect: High but calming, clear buzz

2) Supreme CBD Durban

cbd durban medical weed

We took a look here at Durban Poison and Supreme CBD Durban will also deliver admirably. It’s targeted specifically at medical marijuana users.

Due to it’s high CBD level, it’s the ideal tonic for aches, pains and even seizures. The even balance between THC and CBD means that there are less psychoactive ingredients to make room for more health benefits.

You will feel your whole body melt and relax when smoking this bud. The smooth and sweet flavor has a tinge of licorice and is a real pleasure to inhale.

It grows tall and thin and responds best to being cultivated indoors with LED lights. With a short time from seed to harvest and some potential difficulties, don’t aim to grow this weed if you are not experienced.

THC Level: 8% CBD Level: 8%
Indica/Sativa: 70% Sativa, 30% Indica
Grow difficulty: Moderate
Yield: 350-450g/m²
Flowering time: 8-10 weeks
Effect: Extremely relaxing body stone

3) CB Dutch Treat

cb dutch treat medical marijuana

In contrast to the more awkward Supreme CBD Durban, CB Dutch Treat is a real breeze to grow so tailored to indoor greenhouse novices.

It’s a hybrid cross between Amnesia Haze and Aurora Haze. The flavor is spicy and almost pine-like. With an elevated CDB count and lower THC levels, Supreme CBD Durban offers outstanding pain relief while also delivering a happy and uplifting high that still allows you to get things done. Indeed, if your work is creative then it may even give you a helping hand.

With rich and copious flowers ready for harvest in just over two months, this strain also gives off quite a yield with up to 500g/m² easily achieved under optimum conditions.

This is a new strain and currently only available from its Canadian developer, Crop King Seeds.

THC Level: 4% CBD Level: 8%
Indica/Sativa: Mainly Sativa, F1 Hybrid
Grow difficulty: Very easy
Yield: 500g/m²
Flowering time: 9-10 weeks
Effect: Awakening and uplifting

4) Supreme CBD Kush

supreme cbd kush

Kush muscles its way onto most seed reviews with just cause. It’s a modern classic.

This version is not dissimilar to Supreme CBD Durban. It has a parallel equilibrium between THC and CBD (although very slightly stronger than the Durban) which dials back the recreational kick at the same time as maxing out the medical upsides.

The Kush is more poky than many dedicated medical strains and effects will course through the entire body while lasting the whole day.

Supreme CBD Kush can present a few challenges for the tyro grower so, unless you know what you are doing, it’s best given a swerve. It needs special attention during the pre-growth stage. If you are just beginning, many auto-flowering seeds will offer a hassle-free grow.

Flowering in around 80 days from seed, if you are an experienced grower who wants the best of both worlds, opt for some Supreme CBD Kush. Blaze one up and enjoy the shower of benefits from taste to effect while not forgetting the many medical properties.

THC Level: 9.5% CBD Level: 9.5%
Indica/Sativa: 70% Sativa, 30% Indica
Grow difficulty: Easy
Yield: 450-550/gm²
Flowering time: 10-12 weeks
Effect: Body Relaxation, Physical High

5) Carnival

carnival medical marijuana

To round out today’s quintet, we’ll finish up with the aptly-named Carnival.

The sativa-heavy strain has a high THC content so if you are not a regular smoker, use smaller amounts until you become accustomed to the euphoric and direct high. This weed is not for the casual smoker.

The taste comes off almost sour with an undercurrent of aloe.

As well as soothing headaches at a more pedestrian level, some users claim that Carnival can work well to fight against arthritis and glaucoma. If you experience these serious issues then do your research and consult your GP for some advice.

With a short growing time and high yield, Carnival grows equally well indoors or out so it’s a very flexible strain to consider.

If you are looking for medical marijuana that kicks like a mule, get yourself some Carnival seeds and rock the party.

THC Level: 23%
Indica/Sativa: 80% Sativa, 20% Indica
Grow difficulty: Easy
Yield: 400-450/m²
Flowering time: 9 weeks
Effect: Helps with Glaucoma, Headaches and Arthritis

Conclusion

As with our other seed articles, we will follow up this review of medical marijuana strains with another 5 seeds, next time focusing on indica rather than sativa.

We don’t always choose a winner but in this play-off, Raspberry Cough presents a strong argument for the best overall medical marijuana strain. It has it all from taste to effects and it’s very simple to grow into the bargain.

You might think differently so please let us know if you have any other suggestions for medical marijuana varieties which are worth sharing with readers.

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