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Top Marijuana Strains For Treating PTSD

In Louisiana, any and all medical conditions can potentially qualify you 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 most often associated with veterans due to combat and military trauma. Although most of the research on PTSD has been done on this specific group, PTSD can develop after any traumatic life experience.

The most common symptoms of PTSD are anxiety, depression, flashback, hyperarousal, insomnia, stress and avoidance.

The Louisiana House recently passed a bill that would allow flower in the state. We are only waiting for the Senate and Governor to give it the OK. There are so many benefits of adding flower to dispensary menus, one of which is that patients could choose specific strains to soothe their medical conditions.

Today, we will be reviewing some of the top strains of medical marijuana that can aid PTSD so you can be prepared once flower is legal in the state!



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


Pennywise gives a calming effect that will leave you feeling chilled, happy and uplifted which is great for treating PTSD. It has rich coffee and pepper notes with lemony undertones. This strain has a good 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!

OG Kush


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


OG Kush has been popular since the 90’s and has stood the test of time. This strain can help those battling PTSD by making it easier to fall and stay asleep. This strain gives off relaxing vibes which can make you sleepy since it has a high THC percentage. It has a lemony pine flavor that will help your whole body calm down and fall right to sleep!

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 higher THC content. This strain gives off a euphoric feeling that is calming and can insight sleep which is great for those that also have insomnia. This strain aids pain, stress, depression and PTSD specifically! It also can give you the munchies which can help PTSD patients since they can experience loss of appetite and nausea.



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, both of which are associated with PTSD, due to the high CBD level. This strain can also make you feel happy, focused and reduce depression!



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


GG4, also known as Gorilla Glue, has a high level of THC so it also comes with euphoria, relaxation and some serious couch lock. It has an earthy, soury flavor and 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 an indica strain.


This is a newer strain that has a very strong calming effect which helps with the hyperarousal and anxiety symptoms of PTSD. This strain also has a sedating effect which aids with insomnia and having a good night's rest. Air Jordan OG tackles stress, depression and pain!


Keep in mind that dispensaries, also known as pharmacies in Louisiana, are businesses. They could have products one day and the next be sold out of it.

Once flower is passed fully in the state 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 pharmacist at your local dispensary. Tell them the symptoms that you are dealing with and they will also be able to suggest strains that can help treat them!


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At Louisiana Marijuana Card, our mission is helping 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.

Call us at (833) 253-2943, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!

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