Chronic pain is one of the most common reasons people obtain a medical marijuana card in Arizona. Pain comes in many forms, and not all marijuana strains target it in the same way. Pain may be focused or spread throughout the whole body. Inflammation of joints can be very painful, as can chronic migraine issues. Marijuana has long been known as a potential solution for chronic pain but has only recently become more available through a medical marijuana dispensary. While prescription pills including opiates and OTC painkillers work well for acute pain, these may not be so suitable for chronic pain.

What strain of marijuana is best for pain?

Fortunately for those with an mmj card, there are many strains of marijuana available to treat your pain. All will likely provide some benefit, but it’s recommended to try to identify one that works best for your condition. Different strains contain different amounts of the cannabinoid compounds, and you may also want to consider how an mmj strain makes you feel overall in addition to how it mitigates your pain.

DJ Short Blueberry

This indica strain is especially useful for those who struggle to get a good night’s sleep due to their chronic pain, as it promotes total body relaxation and sleepiness in addition to its pain-relieving properties. Use it at the end of the day before you wish to go to sleep.

Skunk #1

This potent hybrid strain is an excellent choice to deliver a powerful pain-relieving effect while also making you feel mentally uplifted and energized. Pick Skunk #1 when you want to leave your pain behind and also not have to deal with any groggy sensations at the same time.

Rocky Dennis

This is a very evenly balanced hybrid (50/50 sativa/indica) that can banish pain and leave you in an uplifted, light mood without taking things too far. If you want your chronic pain gone because you are looking to have a good time with friends, this may be the perfect strain for you.

Since an individual’s response to any strain can vary so much, there are no absolute right or wrong answers when it comes to which is the best marijuana strain for pain. The best way is to start with these or other recommendations and also try different but related strains until you find the perfect match for you and your condition. To learn more about what’s available, including our money-saving specials, contact Desert Rose dispensary today. We can also help you with information about getting your mmj card to treat your chronic pain if you do not already have one.


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