Rosin for Pain Relief

Viviane Schute

Cannabis enthusiast and student of the art of solventless extraction.

Dabbing rosin is a great way to get a fast-acting, highly concentrated dose of cannabinoids and terpenes For many medical cannabis patients, one of the most powerful advantages of concentrates like rosin is their effectiveness in pain relief. So what are the best strains to use if you’re pressing rosin to help manage pain?

There are several strains that are known to contain an effective blend of cannabinoids and terpenes for pain relief. Below we’ll cover three of them, one primarily THC-dominant, one primarily CBD-dominant, and one with an even blend of the two. 

ACDC

ACDC is a CBD-dominant strain that’s that’s great for pain relief if you’re looking to avoid a heavy psychoactive experience. ACDC contains just a small percentage of THC, so while you might feel a bit of a mental lift, the pain relief is the most noticeable effect for most. This is a strain known to produce CBD:THC ratios up to 20:1. 

ACDC’s terpene profile includes myrcene, pinene, and caryophyllene. 

https://www.leafly.com/hybrid/acdc

Blackberry Kush

Blackberry Kush is an indica-dominant strain that’s high in THC and provides a heavy, stoney body effect that is known to help with generalized pain. It also expresses a terpene profile that features a sweetness of berries with a fuel-soaked hashish aroma, which comes out clearly in the rosin. 

https://www.leafly.com/indica/blackberry-kush

Harlequin

Harlequin has a great balance of CBD and THC, with a ratio of around 5:2. This effective cannabinoid ratio plus uplifting blend of terpenes (thanks to genes inherited from Columbia Gold and Thai Landrace) makes for a great strain to seek out for the treatment of pain. 

Compared to Blackberry Kush, Harlequin is a much more functional form of pain relief, as it allows users to maintain a clear head combined with a relaxed sedation.

A mix of CBD and THC is a recurring theme in strains that are especially effective in dealing with pain. There are countless strains to experiment with, while taking note of the THC:CBD ratio and unique blend of terpenes. Experimentation over time is the best way to find the strain that’s best for you. 

As cannabis research continues to advance we will undoubtedly have better idea of how cannabis impacts pain and which cannabis genetics are most conducive to pain relief. The industry will also continue to develop strains that are specifically bred for pain relief. 

What are your favorite strains for making rosin for pain relief? 

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