Commonly, PTSD is obtained through an event that leaves an impression; usually, one that isn’t too great. This may happen through an almost-fatal car crash or even as a veteran of a war. Although the symptoms aren’t body-harming, they can induce emotions that may cause you to harm yourself or others and will also lead you to avoid doing certain things that may trigger your PTSD.
Using therapy and certain medications, you can treat your PTSD and eventually have it gone forever. However, traces of PTSD may remain and you won’t be able to do anything about it since it only occurs when something brings up memories of the event. One thing that you can do in a situation where you must face something that will trigger your PTSD is to take medical marijuana, as it has a calming effect on the body and will block neurons from transferring signals that trigger your PTSD. Since your body cannot get enough signals to reach the part of your brain that handles emotions and fear, your PTSD won’t be as bad and you will be able to face anything.
If you want a look at the best overall strains, take a look here. In this article, however, we’ll go through the best strains for PTSD.
Best Marijuana for PTSD
You cannot use any marijuana for this treatment. You must use a certain type of medical marijuana that is made from under a certain gene that is known to help PTSD and block off a specific type of neural pathway that leads to the part of the brain that induces fear and emotions; the amygdala. Below, we have reviewed five different seeds that you can grow to help treat your PTSD among other medical conditions.
This seed can treat different types of medical conditions including PTSD such as depression and Parkinson’s, so if you have either of these medical conditions in addition to PTSD, then you are in for luck, as you will be able to handle two birds with one stone.
Once grown, this seed has a dark, powerful aroma which you will be able to taste in a sweet flavor. It can grow in around 8 weeks and can grow to around 80-100 cm. This strain has a decent yield, with high THC concentration, but low CBD content.
OG Kush is most commonly used as medical marijuana because of its ability to treat depression, Parkinson’s, and PTSD at once with a sweet flavor that a lot of people love. It can also be grown indoors, outdoors, and in a greenhouse which can give you some extra flexibility as well. Lastly, it is a feminized seed, so you won’t have to worry about any male plants popping up and impacting your bud count.
With a plump, purple appearance during its flowering/harvesting phase, you will be able to use this plant to treat your PTSD in addition to treating cancer, gastrointestinal disorder, HIV/AIDS, among a few other diseases as well. It is a cross between Skywalker OG and Rare Dankness #2.
With a flowering period of only 60-70 days, you will be able to grow this seed both indoors and outdoors and still have a high yield potential. However, this plant doesn’t like high temperatures or pH, so if you have any variables that may affect temperature and pH, make sure that you control it so that the temperature stays cool and the pH levels still consistent at a lower level (not too acidic either).
As this plant has chemotherapy effects, it can also be used to help treat symptoms of cancer which isn’t normally found in medical marijuana. Since it also helps treat PTSD, we recommend that you try it if you have any of the conditions listed above, as it can help treat it in a fast and cost-efficient manner, due to it growing in a short time span and producing high yields.
With a high yield potential of 500-600 g/m2/600W, you will be able to use this medical marijuana to help treat arthritis, epilepsy, muscle spasm, and PTSD among other similar medical conditions. Because this specific seed produces a plant that helps in restricting random impulses in the brain, it can help with conditions such as epilepsy and muscle spasms.
This seed can go from the planting phase to the flowering phase in 10 – 14 weeks and grow into a decently sized plant. The unique thing about this plant is that it has many different smells and flavors including a fruity, mango and pineapple smell and a hazing taste. This is most likely due to the seed coming from the gene pool of Haze plants.
If you have any random impulse diseases such as epilepsy or muscle spasms in addition to your PTSD, then we recommend that you take this because it will help reduce random impulses among your neurons. Although it may take a bit more time to grow compared to other seeds, the wait will be worth it due to the yield that you will obtain at the end.
This strain is very similar to the strain above, but instead of 10 -14 weeks for growth, it will only take 9 – 10 weeks with the yield still staying high at around 500-600 g/m2/600W. It can help treat medical conditions such as muscle spasms, epilepsy, pain, and PTSD using properties of neural blocking that was described in the review of the seed above.
During the 63-70 days that it will take to grow the plant, you will be able to get a fruit scent from your plant which combined with the peppery spice scent will make your mouth water. It is also important to note that this specific type of seed is also said to have anticancer properties which are being researched among facilities across the world. It can grow both indoors and outdoors.
If you are looking for a versatile plant that can help treat all different sorts of conditions such as cancer, epilepsy, muscle spasms, and PTSD, then this one is one that you should consider among the other choices as it comes at an affordable price and has an earthy and fruit flavor as well. This plant also has a relaxing effect on the body when used which is unique since other seeds don’t come with any other effects other than directly helping the user with their medical symptoms.
With a THC and CBD content of 5-12%, this seed is recommended for those that have arthritis, epilepsy, inflammation, muscle spasms, and PTSD. If you have either of these in addition to PTSD, then you can kill two birds with one stone with this. As it is also a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, you can use it for any condition that is related to the conditions that fit under those treatments.
This plant can grow around 56-70 days and can grow both indoors and outdoors. It can produce a decent yield of 500 gr/m2/600W and is good for making oils if you need the medical marijuana in oil or concentrate form. This plant is also feminized, which means that you won’t have to plant more seeds to account for half of the harvest being male.
Lastly, this plant is a bit like an autoflowering one due to how fast it can grow. However, it isn’t an auto due to the high yield of 500 gr/m2/600W that you can obtain with this seed. So, if you have any of the conditions listed above, are looking for a fruity, sweet flavor and want a relaxing effect when used, then this one is another one to take a gander at.
PTSD isn’t something that can be fixed in a day or with some treatment, but rather over a long period of time, as trauma can’t be fixed by just “talking about it.” PTSD can be treated by going to therapy sessions and maintaining a positive attitude, but by using medical marijuana you can assist your body in doing so and help treat your body a bit quicker.
The relaxing effects of medical marijuana along with the neuron blocking transmitters can help you deal with events that you must face but cannot due to the fear of your PTSD triggering. By taking cannabis, you will no longer feel that fear and be able to face it as long as the cannabis stays active in your system. We hope that our review of the five best marijuana for PTSD has helped you pick out the seeds you want to try out to try and help treat your PTSD.