Alzheimer’s, for the uninitiated, is a type dementia. Alzheimer’s can impact a person’s behavior, memory, and thinking, and it doesn’t really get better with time, even with medications. Alzheimer’s patients may find some relief with cannabis, mainly because of THC and CBD, which interact with the endocannabinoid system. While more research is definitely needed, there is some evidence that cannabis may improve memory. Not all strains are equal, and the effects may largely vary. In this post, we are sharing some of the common cannabis strains that may help Alzheimer’s patients.
White Russian is a known sativa-dominant hybrid, which is a cross between White Widow and AK-47. This is one of the strains that can actually give that mix of body and head high, which is desirable to many. Medical cannabis patients love the White Russian for relief from stress and anxiety, and with THC content of 20% or more, this is a potent strain, which may help patients suffering from Alzheimer’s.
Do not confuse LSD with the other thing. This is a strain that has the lineage of Skunk #1 and Mazar-I-Sharif. LSD is again one of the strains that can offers a high for the mind and body alike. The average THC content of this strain is 20%, although this can be as high as 24% in some phenotypes. What makes LSD a preferable choice for medical cannabis patients is the CBD content, which is around 5%, and it also contains around 1% CBN.
Lavender Haze is an indica-dominant strain, which has been bred using G-13 Haze and Lavender. The purple buds of the strain and the lavender aroma are probably behind its name. A few puffs, and you will feel a very amazing state of physical relaxation and an equally-effective mind high. Unlike many other indica strains, Lavender Haze can be consumed in the daytime, and the THC content is usually 15-20%.
The last one on this list is a strain known for its high THC content. Godfather OG is not meant for beginners in the truest sense. A cross between XXX OG and Alpha OG, the strain has been particularly useful for medical marijuana patients. The THC content of this strain can go as high as 28%, which is why it is best to go easy with initial use.
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