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Best Medical Marijuana Strains for PTSD

According to our recent survey which polled over 3,500 Ohioans, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is the second most common qualifying condition in the state.

PTSD is a serious anxiety disorder that is most often associated with veterans due to combat and military trauma. Although most of the research on PTSD is done on this specific group, PTSD can develop after any traumatic life experience.

Today, we will be reviewing some of the best strains of medical marijuana that you can find at your local dispensary that best aid the symptoms of PTSD!



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


Pennywise is great for PTSD because it gives a calming effect that will leave you feeling relaxed, happy and uplifted. It has rich notes of coffee and pepper with lemony undertones. Since this strain has a good balance of CBD and THC, it has a mild psychoactive effect that is more relaxing overall. Pennywise can help treat PTSD, pain, epilepsy, cancer symptoms and neurological disorders. It also helps with anxiety, depression and stress which are all associated with PTSD.

OG Kush


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


OG Kush is one of the most timeless strains as it has been popular since the 90’s. This strain can help those battling PTSD by aiding with insomnia. 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 chill and insight sleep!

Purple Pie


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


Purple pie is a hybrid that also has a high THC content. This strain gives you a euphoric feeling that is calming and can also insight sleep which is great for those with PTSD that also have insomnia. This strain aids pain, stress, depression and PTSD specifically! It also can make you hungry which is good because sometimes those with PTSD can experience loss of appetite or 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 its pure CBD effects that have little to no psychoactive effects. Because of the higher CBD level, this strain is able to treat pain and anxiety both of which can be linked to PTSD. This strain can also help lift your mood by making 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, is very heavy on the 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 strain is perfect for treating PTSD because it specifically combats 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 is key in treating PTSD. This strain also has a sedating effect which helps with insomnia and having a good night's rest. Air Jordan OG aids PTSD while also tackling stress, depression and pain!


Remember that dispensaries are businesses at the end of the day. They could have products one day and the next be sold out. If 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. On our website we have all the dispensary menus in Ohio!

You can also have an open and honest conversation with the budtender at your local dispensary. Tell them the medical condition that you are dealing with and they will also be able to suggest strains that can help soothe them.


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Here at Ohio Marijuana Card, our goal 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.

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