Good Medicine

Are you considering using marijuana as a form of medication and unsure of what you should use ? If this is the case, it can be hard to choose the correct strain that will fit your needs the best. You’re probably asking yourself that question ‘which strain of marijuana will best serve my needs ?’ There are two main parts to the marijuana plant. These are what are known as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). Each of these have different effects on the individual. From what you hear in the media, it is said that the high CBD marijuana strains assist better with medical conditions than THC. This is not always the case since there have been reports of many positive effects of the THC. There are also some strains high in CBD meant specifically for medical use. One of these strains which is good for recreational but some medical purpose’s as well is called Good Medicine. Here we will go over where it comes from, how its used, the effects, and what it can be used for. Ready to learn more ? Let’s get started.

Good Medicine

Indica: 30 %

Sativa 70 %

THC: 8 %

CBD: 9 %

Chemical structures

This strain is unique in that it can have a lower percentage of THC (4%) and CBD (6%), but it has also been shown to have up to 15 % of both THC and CBD as well. The varying amounts that can be seen in this or other strains occur due to the amounts of CBD and THC that the strains (Green Crack & Tres Dawg), which make up this hybrid strain has. This ratio makes it good for numerous uses, and brings with it different effects as well. Although the THC level is around the same as the CBD, there are more medical benefits as opposed to recreational uses, which is how it got its name. It gets its name due to the numerous medical conditions that can be treated with it. The levels of indica and sativa have also been shown to be as high as 30 and 70 percent respectively as well. This strain is a hybrid put out by Bodhi Seeds made up of 4 other strains (Green Crack, Tres Dawg, Harlequin, & Appalachia), giving the effects of each of these strains. Putting these three strains together, helps bring out the best effects in each strain as well. Different strains of marijuana can be used for different purpose’s whether it is medical or recreational. So what are some good uses for this strain ?

Uses

This strain has a rather equal amount of both THC and CBD, but the recreational type effects of many similar strains are not seen when using the Good Medicine strain. There may be a very small amount of mental or psychological like effects, but for the most part, this strain has more of a physical effect on the individual consuming it. This being the case, if you want any recreational effects, other strains should be looked at. There are numerous medical conditions that this strain will help with including: tension, chronic and acute aches and pains, cancer, fibromyalgia, lupus, as well as cramps or headaches. This strain may also help with epilepsy or seizures as well, but this would probably depend on the individuals’ response to the strain. Since stress is a trigger for many individuals’ with some conditions mentioned such as anxiety, depression, and many time seizures, the level of relaxation and uplift that this strain brings could explain why it is of such assistance. For the individual with seizures, whether it is actually epileptic and of a chemical imbalance, or what is known as a non epileptic event, the relaxation felt and stress relief could be of assistance for either condition. More research should be done to scientifically show how this exactly works, since these effects are based only on testimony of individuals’ which have experience in using the strain. The levels of THC and CBD in different strains will determine the level of effects that are seen, with the specific strains. So what are some effects that this strain has ?

What effects does it have ?

When using this strain, it is good for its effects that come from the levels of CBD more so than the effects which THC may have. Unlike other strains which have similar amounts of THC and CBD but can still have some psychological effects, the Good Medicine strain has almost no psychotic effects, with only physical effects. Even without any psychotic effects though, this strain can make the individual feel deeply relaxed and even physically disconnected, possibly leading to paranoia for some individuals. This being the case, anyone that may over react to such a situation shouldn’t use this strain. This subtle feeling of a deep relaxation physically and any disconnection which may be felt can take up to fifteen minutes to take effect after consumption, so if you feel like the level of relaxation may be too much, you should be somewhere to sit down while this takes effect. It is been reported by some individuals to give a sense of focus along with relaxation while still allowing tasks to be completed, while it can also cause in some individuals a sense of tiredness as well. This all depends on the individual and how they react to the strain. One factor affecting this could be the level of experience that one has in using different marijuana strains. So who would benefit the most from using this strain ?

Uses

Effects

Depression

                            Sedation


Anxiety

Euphoria

Pain

Social

Appetite loss

Creativity

Stress

Relaxation

Who Should Use the strain ?

As previously mentioned, this strain has an equal amount of both CBD and THC, but this can range anywhere from 4 up to 15 % depending on the levels in the hybrid strains that are used. Since the strain has little to almost no psychoactive effect, it is more suited to be used for medical purposes. I will not only assist with medical conditions, but it is good for anyone that just needs to relax while staying focused. The nice thing about the strain is that it is good for either the beginner or one experienced in using different marijuana strains. For anyone just beginning though, you should be cautious concerning the amount used since it could have a greater effect even when a smaller amount is used. Because of the rather equal percentages of CBD and THC with a 1:1 to 3:1 ratio, this is what makes it good for medical purposes as the name suggests. Anyone that thinks they may benefit in treating any of the previous conditions mentioned such as acute or chronic aches and pains, lupus, cancer, fibromyaliga, depression, or anxiety may also want to try this strain.

 

When should it be used ?

Since the effects of the THC that this strain has are rather weak, with the CBD having a higher impact, this strain is best used during the afternoon or evening. The level of relaxation that the strain brings makes it good to use after a stressful day, or at any type of social event since it has little to no cognitive effects. Because of the increase in focus and stimulation that the strain has, although relaxation is also a factor, it is not advised to use the strain just prior to laying down. The relaxation and focus makes it great to be used on the weekend if you have no where to go or nothing to do. For those experienced in using different strains, it can probably be used, either while inside or out, but for the inexperienced, you may want to limit the use to only while you’re alone and at home until you know the exact effects that it has on you. There are numerous ways that any strain of marijuana can be used, so what is the best way to use this strain ?

How to use it

There are many forms of CBD and THC which come from the marijuana plant. This includes: smoking, vaping, capsules, and oils. The best way to get the total effect of either the CBD or THC of the plant is to use it in its original form through smoking or vaping. Although the capsules as oils may be effective, this is not the same as when smoking or vaping. When you’re smoking this strain, you should expect to experience a very strong hash, earthy and spicy like smell, as well as some fruity and sweet aroma and taste. Most of the time, you’ll probably purchase the product from a grower, but if you choose to use marijuana in the form of buds for smoking and you know you’ll be using it for a while, you may want to consider growing it yourself since it may be less expensive in the long run.

Raising the strain

For anyone just beginning to grow their own strains of marijuana, this strain is not too hard to grow, but the seeds may be somewhat hard to find. They are normally available to the public, but can at times be a challenge to find. Just as with any strain, the Good Medicine strain can be grown either indoors or outside. When growing indoors this can be done at any time just so the proper environment is present. For this strain, you want it to be humid, with a lot of light exposure, keeping the temperature between 70 and 80 degrees F. When growing indoors, it normally takes about 8-10 weeks to mature. You’ll also need some equipment in order to get the most out of the plants if you’re growing indoors. There are also many techniques that can be used in order to get the greatest amount of harvest for the seeds that you plant. Here are some of these techniques that can be used if you’d like to try them.

Conclusion

The ratios of THC to CBD for the Good Medicine strain of marijuana is rather equal in the amounts of THC (8%) and CBD (10%), but is used more for medicinal purposes than recreational. Medical uses include things such as depression, anxiety, acute and chronic aches and pains, lupus, fibromyalgia, and even cancer.:Since, the THC has very little to no effect, it is good for either the beginner or experienced user. This strain also has been shown to have a deep sense of mellowness, relaxation, and euphoria, making it good to use when alone or at events anytime during the day. Anyone experienced in using this strain that would like to comment can do so below.