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 Medical 49. 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.
Indica: 70 %
Sativa 30 %
THC: 8 %
This strain is unique in that it has a rather equal amount of both THC (8%) and CBD (8%), although neither are a high percentage like most other strains. This makes it good for numerous uses, and brings with it different effects as well. The equal amount of both THC and CBD also makes it a strain good for either medical or recreational uses, although it may not have as much of an effect for recreational purposes. 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 70 and 30 percent respectively as well. This strain is a hybrid put out by Vision Seeds made up of three other strains ( AK 49, Russian Snow, & Skunk 1), 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 ?
Since this strain has a rather equal amount of both THC and CBD, it can be used for either medical or recreational purposes. Because of the lower levels of THC though, the recreational like effects may not be as strong and you may want to consider another strain. It is used for conditions such as acute and chronic pain, muscle tension, arthritis, any type of anxiety or depression, PTSD, insomnia, and bipolar disorder. 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 both the THC and CBD that it has. These effects include a very mellow mood, as well as a sense of calmness and relaxation. This gives it a good strain for either physical or mental relaxation. One thing the individual using the strain should be aware of is the fact that this strain has an almost immediate effect when consumed. This starts by a type of eff and flow, along with a sense of focus and energy as well as a complete body feeling of being high. This is then followed by an intense feeling of relaxation and calmness. The level of intensity can then lead to what is known as “couch lock” or even a situation of going to sleep. This will occur until the intensity of the effects begin to decrease. The amount of time that this takes will probably depend on the individual and their level of experience in using different strains. So who would benefit the most from using this strain ?
Who Should Use the strain ?
As previously mentioned, this strain has an equal amount of both CBD and THC, making it good for either medical or recreational use. The effects of THC in the strain are higher in intensity, probably due to the equal amounts of THC and CBD, making the strain more suited for the experienced user. This is not only due to the intensity of the effects that are seen, but the rate at which they occur as well. Because of the equal percentages of CBD and THC with a 1:1 ratio, this is what makes it good for medical purposes as the name suggests. Although it is advised for this strain to be used by those experienced, the beginner could use the strain, they should only be cautious in the amount used, since only a very small amount could have a very intense effect. Any beginner could also look at other strains that may be less intense concerning the effects that are seen. This would allow you to use more of the strain to achieve the same level of effects. Anyone that thinks they may benefit in treating any of the previous conditions mentioned such as depression, anxiety, stress, PTSD, bipolar, or insomnia, may also want to try this strain.
When should it be used ?
Since the effects of the THC that this strain has are strong, this strain is best to be used during the evening after a long stressful day, or during the day when you have nothing to do and will be at home. Because of the intensity of the effects concerning the calmness and relaxation, along with a sedative effect, this strain is great to use prior to going to sleep. This is especially true for anyone that suffers from insomnia. You would not want to use the strain when you have anything important to do, or any time during the day unless you just need to relax. This also 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 at any time during the day, 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. This specific strain is also said to be good to use through cooking if you would like to do so. When using this strain, you should expect to experience a very rich fruitiness and spiciness, along with a heaviness in the amount of sweetness. 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 it may be somewhat hard since there may be more maintaince involved. Just as with any strain, the Medical 49 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 as well. When growing indoors, it normally takes about 8-9 weeks to mature. During this time, some pruning may be needed. When growing the plants indoors, you’ll also need some equipment in order to get the most out of the plants. 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.
The ratios of THC to CBD for the Medical 49 strain of marijuana is equal in the amounts of THC (8%) and CBD (8%) and can be used for either recreational or medicinal purposes. Medical uses include things such as: pain, arthritis, muscle tension, anxiety, depression, PTSD, or bipolar disorder. Because of the equal amount of each, the THC has a very strong effect, which may make it more suited for the experienced user. This strain also has been shown to have a deep sense of calmness, relaxation, and sedateness, making it good to use when alone in the evenings, or prior to going to sleep. Anyone experienced in using this strain that would like to comment can do so below, and if you have any questions feel free to ask.