It is no secret that medical marijuana has a range of potential uses. Those familiar with cannabis know that each marijuana strain has its unique effects, making some better for treating certain conditions while others excel in another situation. These variations are primarily based on terpene content, as well as other factors.
If you are searching for a marijuana strain to improve your skin health or reduce the symptoms of psoriasis, consider one of these five strains.
Cannatonic is a popular medical marijuana strain for a range of conditions due to its high CBD levels that can be as high as 12 percent. The THC content is typically between 7 and 15 percent. While Cannatonic is known for its use as medical marijuana, you should keep in mind that it is not the right choice if you want an intense high to accompany your healing.
While Cannatonic does not produce such a strong psychoactive reaction, it will help you feel relaxed, happy, and uplifted. In addition to its status as a general medical marijuana strain, Cannatonic helps with psoriasis and skin health thanks to its potent anti-inflammatory properties.
This strain produces smoke that tastes earthy, featuring hints of citrus along with natural wood flavours. The hybrid is the result of breeding G-13 Haze and MK Ultra.
Cannatonic is also famous for reducing pain, stress, depression, inflammation, and muscle spasms.
Although Harlequin is a relatively rare strain, it is an excellent choice for skin health and psoriasis. This strain is known for having high CBD content of 10 percent that complements the THC content of between 7 and 15 percent. Other estimates put the THC content even lower, at 5 to 10 percent. This combination makes Harlequin popular for a range of medical marijuana use cases, not limited to psoriasis.
Harlequin is a sativa-dominant strain that is the result of crossing Swiss Landrace, Thai Landrace, and Columbian Gold strains. It is very calming and most people like its taste. You will notice intense flavours of mangos that combine with the musk of earth.
Because the main effect of Harlequin is relaxation, it is potentially useful for relieving pain, including from psoriasis. Best of all, the strain tends to leave you feeling creative and focused, making it an excellent choice for psoriasis relief during the day or afternoon.
Other medical marijuana users turn to Harlequin when dealing with stress, pain, depression, or fatigue.
Mango Kush is an indica-dominant hybrid. It features low levels of CBD, about 0.3 percent, along with THC that can get as high as 20 percent but is usually closer to 16 percent. Because of its potency, it is best to use Mango Kush later in the day or do not have any plans.
One of the ways Mango Kush helps those with psoriasis is helping to relieve the stress associated with it. Those who deal with psoriasis in the long-term tend to have stress problems, something which Mango Kush typically helps with. This strain has profound body effects that leave you feeling carefree and incredibly relaxed. At the same time, it will likely make you a bit sleepy while relieving your mind of pressing concerns. This makes Mango Kush a particularly good choice for those whose psoriasis makes it harder to sleep.
As the name implies, Mango Kush tastes like mangos, along with bananas and other tropical tastes. This strain is also popular for treating headaches, stress, pain, and depression.
Skunk No. 1
Skunk No. 1 is among the older strains and is regularly viewed as a legend that most people are familiar with. Its ability to help with skin health and psoriasis comes from its high THC content of 15 to 19 percent, which is also part of its popularity.
This high potency helps Skunk No. 1 give you a high that is physical as well as mental. Your mind will feel clear headed, and your body will feel relaxed, helping to alleviate psoriasis pain. Eventually, that high shifts its characteristics slightly, bringing you to a haze that is dreamy and makes you feel like lying down for some deep sleep. Another feature of Skunk No. 1 that makes it popular for psoriasis is its ability to reduce inflammation, fatigue, insomnia, pain, and stress.
The flavour of this strain is super skunky, as well as super sweet. It also has a spicy smell that lingers for a bit after your smoking session.
Skunk No. 1 is also popular for those dealing with insomnia, inflammation, pain, and depression.
Super Sour Diesel
For those who want their psoriasis relief to include a high-potency cannabis strain, Super Sour Diesel is a good option. This is a sativa strain known for having THC concentrations as high as 24 percent. Because of this high potency, those who are new to using marijuana should opt for a different strain.
Thanks to the strain’s concentration and potency, it helps you quickly relieve some of the pain associated with psoriasis and other skin conditions. At the same time, you will feel euphoric and uplifted.
In terms of flavour, Super Sour Diesel tastes like diesel and other chemicals. It has an aroma that is strong and earthy. Between the intense flavour and potency, it is easy to be overwhelmed by Super Sour Diesel, especially if you are not prepared for its potent effects or taste.
How to Use Marijuana for Psoriasis and Skin Health
You have a few options when using marijuana for skin health or to treat psoriasis. Some people prefer to smoke it or use it as they would a strain with any other goal in mind. This means you can also make edibles with your chosen strain or vape the dry herbs. It is also prevalent to use topical marijuana treatments to treat psoriasis. If you cannot find one with your favourite strain, you could make a topical treatment yourself.
It is also important to remember that everyone reacts slightly differently to each strain, and there is minimal research on using marijuana for psoriasis and skin health. As such, you may experience relief, but there is no guarantee.