Glaucoma cases have risen to around 3 million over the last year, which is worrying for us all. There has been a rise in the number of people looking to use cannabis certain strains to counteract their symptoms of Glaucoma. To sum up the condition in a short sentence, it is best described as a condition which results in pressure being generated on your eye. It is thought cannabis can reduce the pressure on the sufferer’s eye.
Which strains are able to help? Here are our recommendations.
Maui Waui Strain
Maui Waui is the most widely used strain for treating glaucoma. This is made possible by the classic sativa profile that the strain exhibits, and it will transport you to a “tropical beach” like feeling, hence the name. This is a great strain to use if you are just starting out with cannabis, as there isn’t much chance of getting stoned, despite the THC concentration of 15-20%.
Cherry Kola is an Indica characterized by its unique sweet cherry flavour, accompanied by the beneficial medicinal properties. You will quickly notice the calming happy high when you use the strain for the first time. But, it is a strain known to make you feel hungry, so this is a strain best avoided if you are on a diet! This not only reduces pressure on the eye, but can reduce feelings of stress and anxiety.
This strain was first used way back in 1970, but it has only recently been found to be effective for treating Glaucoma. We know you will love the distinctive blueberry flavor that the strain exhibits, and is known to increase mood and induce feelings of euphoria, as well as reducing pain. This is a great strain to use if you are suffering from chronic pain because of your Glaucoma.
Headband is a great choice for those of you who want to feel more relaxed because of using cannabis, coupled with the pain-relieving properties. Users have reported feelings of increased happiness, and can offer you a unique high. This is a great strain to use if you have trouble sleeping, as it is known to increase feelings of sleepiness.
For more strains that may be suitable for your Glaucoma, we would recommend that you contact your local dispensary. You can find your nearest location by using the dispensaries near me tool on Cannabis.net.