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5 Medical Marijuana Strains to Start Your Day

Medically Reviewed by: Andrew Bucciarelli, BS, PharmD, RPh

Waking up is hard. Waking up with chronic pain or illness is even harder. When coffee and traditional medication are no longer enough, where do patients turn? They turn to alternative treatments, like medical marijuana, of course.

Did you know that, waking up with a morning puff, pill, tincture or patch can actually give patients a plethora of benefits?

Medical marijuana patients across the state of Pennsylvania are turning to the more uplifting strains to start their day. From inspiring focus and feelings of creativity, to decreasing pain, nausea and other medicinal health benefits, patients see a great benefit to medicating in the morning. Want to know which strains are best to jumpstart your day? We, here at Solevo Wellness, have you covered. Here are 5 strains that are certain to get you ready for a productive, yet pain-free day…

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1.      Durban Poison

Looking to lift your mood and inspire some creativity first thing in the morning? Search no further… Durban Poison is your strain! It gets the first part of it’s name from it’s origin, the African port-city of Durban. Don’t let the “poison” part of the name fool you, it is anything but! In fact, this extremely uplifting pure sativa is the perfect morning medication for patients. Especially those who are looking to decrease their pain or nausea, but increase their focus and productivity.

2.      Green Crack

Often compared to a mango energy drink, Green Crack is a patient favorite for combating fatigue, stress and depression. We can’t forget to mention that everyone raves about the invigorating citrus taste. One thing about this strain however, it is recommended that patients only consume it during the day because of its strong uplifting and energy supplying effects. Basically, medicate with Green Crack too late and you may have some trouble getting yourself to sleep as early as you had planned.

3.      Blue Dream

Blue Dream, known as on Leafly as their most popular strain, it is a patient favorite for more reasons than we can count. In this post, however we are going to focus on the benefits of Blue Dream’s main terpene component, pinene. Pinene is known to give a slight boost to energy and focus and it has also been found to suppress some of THC’s activity. By inhibiting the THC activity, pinene can counteract some of the unwanted effects of THC like heightened anxiety and short-term memory loss.

4.      Jack Herer

Need help clearing your head before you start the day? Enter Jack Herer. This strain is named after marijuana activist and the author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes. Jack Herer is classified as a sativa and boasts a clear headed buzz that is mellow and manageable. The strain itself is a combination of few: a Haze hybrid, a Northern Lights #5 and Shiva Skunk cross. Jack Herer is the most versatile of the “morning medications” on  this list because of it’s relaxing Indica qualities and can be used both during the day and at night before bed.

5.      Pineapple Express

Though it’s technically classified as a hybrid, Pineapple Express takes on the uplifting and euphoric characteristics of a sativa. This is what makes it a perfect morning medication. Pineapple Express is a well-known strain not only for its medicinal qualities, but for being the title of a popular comedy starring Seth Rogan and James Franco. This pop culture favorite was originally concocted by crossing Trainwreck and Hawaiian. In addition to providing an energetic and happy feeling, Pineapple Express also helps relieve stress, suppress pain and stimulate appetite.

Medicating in the morning can have an abundant amount of positive effects for medical marijuana patients. As a medical marijuana patient, being educated in your choice of strain will only help patients take on the day, hopefully symptom free with the utmost focus and energy. Have any additional questions on strain or dosing? Our Patient Care Consultants are always ready to help and eager to answer your questions. Stop in to see them during business hours or when you’re picking up your medical marijuana at Solevo Wellness.