cannabis for cerebral palsy
cannabis for cerebral palsy

Top 5 Cannabis Strains for Cerebral Palsy

Medical Marijuana Strains For Cerebral Palsy Patients

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DanaSmith on Monday Jun 12, 2017

Top 5 Cannabis Strains for Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy is an incurable condition that affects the brain’s development. Symptoms of CP are usually evident by the age of 3, and as the child grows older they experience serious problems in controlling movment.


Common symptoms of cerebral palsy include difficulties coordinating movements, posture problems, spasticity, tight muscles, tremors, shaking, and changes in muscle tone. These symptoms can be debilitating; patients of CP are usually unable to have a normal life. Aside from these symptoms, patients also tend to suffer from severe pain due to stuff muscles, insomnia, incontinent, difficulties with speech, vision impairment, and more. What’s even worse is around 30% of patients with CP develop seizure disorders.


Cannabis can help treat the symptoms of CP. If you are looking to treat with cannabis, these are the top 5 strains:


purple kush strains

  • Purple Kush is a pure indica strain originating from Oakland, California. Purple Kush delivers a euphoric high that is long-lasting, ideal for patients of cerebral palsy looking for effective relief for long periods of time. This strain relaxes the entire body and is extremely effective for pain relief, stress, and insomnia. Patients love Purple Kush because of the happy buzz it gives, not to mention the fact that it will probably give you the best sleep of your entire life, each and every time. Purple Kush is suited for nighttime medication and can also help with headaches and depression.


charlottes web cannabis

  • Charlotte’s Web is a popular sativa with a high CBD content and barely any THC. Charlotte’s Web is an extremely valuable strain for medicating especially among patients with cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and seizures. Because its psychoactive properties are extremely minimal, this strain is popular among patients who don’t want to get high or who may benefit from no psychoactive properties at all such as young children, people with disabilities, and the elderly. However, many users report that Charlotte’s Web leaves them with a strange headache that almost feels like a headband. Patients feel relaxed, happy, focused, and uplifted when medicating with Charlotte’s Web.


blue dream strain

  • Blue Dream is a popular sativa-dominant strain known for its wonderful properties for both recreational and medical users.  Patients love it for its fast-acting effects, ideal for those with cerebral palsy who are looking for quick relief from body and muscle pain. Blue Dream is also a powerful strain for alleviating stress and anxiety, which can often affect people with cerebral palsy. Blue Dream is recommended for daytime medication because it relaxes without making you feel too knocked out. This strain can also help treat nausea and depression.


green crack strain

  • Green Crack doesn’t actually contain any crack and despite its strange-sounding name is one of the most valuable medicinal strains around. Patients love that Green Crack can give a sharp and focused cerebral high, with a long-lasting effect that won’t leave you feeling tired. Green Crack gives patients a sense of clarity and focus; ideal for daytime medication. It will leave you feeling euphoric and energetic, so you can accomplish more with this fantastic strain. Green Crack is also effective in treating fatigue, depression, and stress.


afghan kush cannabis

  • Afghan Kush is an amazing indica that will take your body and mind into a state of blissful tranquility. Patients love that it delivers a euphoric high, although some users find it difficult to get moving after a few tokes of this powerful indica strain, although this is a beneficial trait for those with cerebral palsy. Afghan Kush is widely used in the treatment of stress, insomnia, headaches, and depression. Patients with chronic pain find great relief in medicating with Afghan Kush, although it has an extremely high THC content so medicate with small doses first if you aren’t used to it.



Some patients of cerebral palsy find relief in medicating with high THC strains, while others find high CBD strains more effective. If you aren’t sure, you can try these strains to begin with and experiment until you find one that’s right for you. Also, whether you prefer daytime or evening medications with sativas or indicas is also entirely up to you. Different strains have their own valuable medicinal properties for different kinds of patients.










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