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The Best Medical Marijuana Strains For Treating PTSD

In West Virginia, there is a specific list of medical conditions that one needs to be diagnosed with in order to qualify for medical marijuana treatment. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the most common conditions people use medical marijuana for.

PTSD is an anxiety disorder that is often associated with veterans due to combat and military trauma. Although most people make this association, anyone with a traumatic life experience can develop PTSD. Some of the most experienced symptoms of PTSD are anxiety, depression, flashback, hyperarousal, insomnia, stress and avoidance.

In 2018, raw flower was added to the medical marijuana program in West Virginia. Although the state has been slow at getting dispensaries up and running, once they are, you will be able to get specific strains to treat your PTSD through flower!

In today’s article, we will be reviewing some of the best strains of medical marijuana that can aid PTSD!

Purple Pie


This is a hybrid strain that has 16% THC with the dominant terpene being myrcene.


Purple pie is a hybrid that has a high THC level that gives off a euphoric, calming feeling. This strain can insight sleep which is great for the insomnia that comes with PTSD. This strain aids pain, stress, and depression! It also can make you hungry which can help PTSD patients since they can experience loss of appetite and nausea.



This is an indica strain that has 8% CBD and 7% THC with the dominant terpene being myrcene.


Pennywise gives off a calming effect that will leave you feeling chilled, happy and uplifted which is key in treating PTSD. It has rich coffee and pepper notes with lemony undertones. This strain has a balance of CBD and THC so it has a mild psychoactive effect that is more relaxed overall. Pennywise helps treat PTSD, pain, anxiety, depression and stress!



This is a sativa strain that has 9% CBD and 5% THC with the dominant terpene being myrcene.


Harlequin is a well balanced strain that is best known for being a pure CBD strain that has little to no psychoactive effects. This strain is able to treat pain and anxiety due to the higher CBD level. This strain can also make you feel happy, focused and reduce depression!

OG Kush


This is a hybrid strain that has 18% THC and 1% CBG with the dominant terpene being myrcene.


OG Kush has stood the test of time since it has been popular since the 90’s. This strain helps those battling PTSD by making it easier to fall and stay asleep. This strain gives off relaxing, sleepy vibes since it has a high THC percentage. It has a lemony pine flavor that will help your whole body chill out.



This is a hybrid strain that has 18% THC with the dominant terpene being myrcene.


GG4, aka Gorilla Glue, has a much higher level of THC so it will give you a feeling of euphoria, relaxation and some serious couch lock. It has an earthy, soury flavor that has also won many awards! This popular strain is perfect for treating PTSD because it specifically soothes stress, pain, depression, anxiety and insomnia.

Air Jordan OG


This is a new indica strain.


Air Jordan OG is a new strain that has a calming effect that helps with the hyperarousal and anxiety symptoms of PTSD. This strain also has a sedating effect which treats insomnia. Air Jordan OG tackles stress, depression and pain!


Keep in mind that dispensaries are businesses. They could have products one day and the next be sold out of it.

Once dispensaries are open and you are looking specifically for one of these strains to help your PTSD, the best thing you can do is call ahead to make sure they have the strain you want or you can check out the dispensary menu online.

You can also have an open and honest conversation with the budtender at your local dispensary as they are very knowledgeable. Share with them the symptoms that you are looking to treat and they will also be able to suggest strains that can help!


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West Virginia Marijuana Card’s mission is to help everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.

If you have any questions, call us at 877-303-8424, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!

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