Medical Marijuana: Find the Right Strain for You [Quiz]

Medical Cannabis Strains: Find the Right Strain for You [Quiz]

Ready to give medical marijuana a try, but overwhelmed by the sheer variety of cannabis strains? Read on to find the right strain for you!

How Many Types of Weed are There?

There are two main categories of cannabis: indica and sativa. Here, we will break down the different strains of weed, the effects of indica and sativa, and explore the effects of some of their best subvarieties. 

What is My Strain?

Although two different people can experience different effects from a particular strain, the characteristics of highs from indica and sativa are generally consistent. Read on to find your perfect strain of mary jane.

Indica and Sativa: Find the Right Strain for You

In general, indica tends to have a calming effect, so it is frequently used at night. In contrast, sativa tends to be activating, so it is more often smoked during the day. Smokers commonly say that indica promotes a “body high,” whereas sativa creates a “head high.” Knowing which type of effect you are looking for will help you decide what strain of weed is right for you.


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Best Medical Marijuana Strains: Indica

Sleeplessness: Northern Lights

Like its namesake celestial phenomenon, this indica strain is known for creating a relaxed, blissful state that supports sleep and soothes feelings of uneasiness.

Headache: Purple Kush

With a heavy dose of THC, Purple Kush creates a long-lasting high that eases discomfort.

Relaxation: Grandaddy Purple

Another popular “purple” strain, Grandaddy Purple  is known for bringing on feelings of calmness and relaxation. 

Supports Appetite: Girl Scout Cookies

If you experience low appetite, this aptly named indica strain is a popular choice that is also said to bring on a feeling of euphoria. 

Best Medical Marijuana Strains: Sativa

Energy: Sour Diesel 

High in THC, Sour Diesel is a favorite of customers looking for energy support.

Creativity: Durban Poison 

Despite its ominous-sounding name, this strain is beloved among sativa enthusiasts for its reported mind-opening and energizing effects.

Mood Lifting: Super Lemon Haze

A winner of the coveted Cannabis Cup, Super Lemon Haze is said to bring on a sense of happiness–or even euphoria.

Focus: Sour Breath

If you can get past the name, this pungent-smelling strain may do wonders to support concentration.

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Dr. Anand DugarThis article is reviewed by Dr. Anand Dugar, an anesthesiologist and pain medicine physician.  He is also the founder of Green Health Docs.  Graduating from medical school in 2004 and residency in 2008, Dr. Dugar has been a licensed physician for almost 20 years and has been leading the push for medical cannabis nationwide.