The High Chief on: Indica for Pain Relief
So many people foolishly shy away from Indica dominant strains because of a force-fed misconception. Somehow it will cause you to turn into a 500 lb blob that is rendered useless for the day after consuming it. I hear so many people coming into dispensaries wanting only sativa because the want energy from their medicine. In my opinion there is no bigger blunder by the industry in general than this.
I’ve had three surgeries and two of them required hardware being put into my hand and shoulder. I spent my twenties throwing drunk troublemakers out of bars and I even fought a couple of professional fights about a decade ago. Personally, my body has been put through the ringer. I struggled with painkillers for twenty years and have been opiate free for over three years now with a steady regime of cannabis and hemp products.
Lets set the record straight; Sativa doesn’t necessarily equal energy. It is a cerebral high in it’s purest form and that can result in wanting to stay put because of paranoia or anxiety as a result of that “energetic” sativa the Budtender recommend. I personally don’t need anything to motivate my mind to take initiative. The physical pain is what I seek to relieve and the energy comes when my body aches have had the edge knocked off them. I almost exclusively achieve that with Indica heavy strains and rarely seek out a sativa for that purpose. I tend to prefer those when I am socializing, brainstorming or being entertained.
Over the next few years I believe we will see lots of scientific proof debunking the myths about certain stereotypes regarding strains vs terpene profiles. The top ten selling strains each year in Colorado are almost exclusively sativa dominant. I’d like to think that has been drastically effected by the worn out “In-duh-couch” line used so freely by Budtenders when they explain it’s miraculous effects. The industry in general needs to start dropping it from their vocabulary.
Different strains effect different people in different ways. As far as I’m concerned it’s “off-da-couch” for me!