Top 5 Best Weed Strains for Pain Relief

weed strains for pain relief

Pain relief is one of the biggest reasons why people pursue their medical marijuana license. From slight back pain to severe surgery pain, marijuana can help to calm those feelings without the use of heavy narcotics. However, different marijuana strain are better at fighting pain than others. Indica marijuana strains are most commonly noted for having a high pain reduction quality. Listed below are some of the most popular, and most potent strains that can be easily found at your local dispensary for pain relief.

White Widow 

This potent hybrid is a fan favorite of marijuana smokers across the globe. Being predominantly indica, it will gave a nice body high that releases tension and helps relieve mild aches and pains. Its sativa minority works in combination to give an amazing high that will put your body to rest and keep your mind off of physical pain.

We rate this strain for pain at: 7 out of 10

Sour Diesel 

This predominantly sativa marijuana strain has raving reviews from its fans. With an incredible uplifting and mindful high, it is easy to ignore pains and ailments that might be hindering you. Sour diesel is a strain that will allow you to function throughout the day without putting your body in a couch-locked state. This marijuana strain is common in most dispensaries because of its popularity makings it easy to purchase. Overall, if you are looking for a strain that will keep you going through the day, this is the one.

We rate this strain for pain at: 8 out of 10

Northern Lights 

Northern Lights is a great marijuana strain for pain relief and general relaxation. Being mostly indica, the body high will numb mild to severe pain allowing your body and mind to relax. Because of its heavy indica base, you should not expect to be very active while taking northern lights. If a couch-locked state and good nap is what you are after, then this is the strain for you!

We rate this strain for pain at: 10 out of 10


The Blueberry strain was originally founded in the early 80’s and has been a favorite ever since. Its strong indica high is great for anxiety, and pain relief and leaves your body feeling relaxed and decompressed. This strain is very stony however it does a good job at not making you super sleepy which allows it to be used as more of a daytime marijuana strain. Blueberry has been around for decades and will continue to make its way into the future!

We rate this strain for pain at 8 out of 10

Master Kush 

Master Kush seems to be a magic marijuana strain. Being most indica, the high is mostly in the body and helps with chronic pains as well as relaxation and anxiety. This strain is very potent and will catch you off-guard, so make sure to dose correctly. This strain is great for right before bed and will give you a full night’s sleep without interruption. Master Kush is a force to be reckoned with in the marijuana ball game

We rate this strain for pain at: 9 out of 10


  1. Randy Maslow
    Randy Maslow

    Keep in mind that you may need to test a few strains of medicinal marijuana to search out the correct match for your own needs. It is definitely worth the time and exertion, because the pain relief is mild, non-invasive and permits you to come back to a lot of productive life while not worrying concerning organ injury from prescribed drugs.

    May 23, 2016 at 6:17 am
  2. pope

    ACDC and Bubba Kush are good for pain.

    April 3, 2017 at 6:22 am
  3. Eric ODonnell
    Eric ODonnell

    Your saying Northern Lights is the best Cannabis (10 of 10 for pain relief) for Pain Relief/Management…I believe this is a fantastic strain, it gives you a beautiful clean potent High but for me I would give it maybe 6 or 10 on my Pain Relief Scale…I know it affects each person differently and I believe it absolutely depends on what type of pain the individual has. I have Crohn’s Disease, IBD, IBSD & Chronic Pain Syndrome so I need to find something else for my type of pain…Please leave comments if you know what really helps Crohn’s Disease as I would love to be able to use just CANNABIS and no opioid pain ?Medication ??? PLEASE HELP ME, I AM ALWAYS I’M SO MUCH PAIN THAT I’M UNABLE TO LIVE ANY TYPE OF NORMAL LIFE…THANKS TO ALL WHO CARE ❤

    June 2, 2017 at 1:11 pm
    1. Tracy

      Let me know what you find. I’m in the same boat. Hate being alive I have so much nerve pain. Know nothing about marijuana for relief and want to get off the opioids!

      September 18, 2017 at 2:05 pm
  4. Akshay

    I’ve been using white widow and master kush for quite a few months now. Must say it’s an absolute pain reliever. Anyways, thanks for sharing the article.

    September 30, 2017 at 12:57 am

Reviews are disabled.