Is the cannabis strain AK-47 suitable for arthritis?

"It has a high level of THC, not CBD."

Hello and thank you for the great question,

While AK-47 should help with the pain, there definitely are better choices for arthritic pain. As you mentioned, AK-47 has relatively small amounts of CBD which is what's largely responsible for the anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties of cannabis.

I recommend you ask for high CBD strains for arthritic pain. Here are a few popular high CBD strains.

SATIVA - Harlequin is one of the most popular CBD strains available. Typically testing around the 5:2 CBD/THC ratio, it exhibits a sativa-dominant alertness with only mild euphoria. Harlequin has a happy bent that most will find enhances whatever activity they are engaged in.

HYBRD - ACDC is easily my favorite CBD strain. The cannabinoid content is usually heavily CBD-dominant, sitting on average at 20:1 in its CBD/THC ratio. An imperceptible amount of THC makes ACDC an outstanding companion for daily medicinal cannabis consumers seeking to relieve tension, pain, or anxiety.

INDICA - Stephen Hawking Kush offers mild, relaxing effects while doling out a healthy dose of CBD, too. This indica-dominant strain is one of the more unique CBD cuts out there, offering both heady and soothing effects.

Hope this helps! Richard Kim MD