There are dozens and dozens of different medical marijuana strains that are available to patients. To the uneducated user, the difference between strains may seem minimal; however, the experienced medical marijuana user understands the subtle nuances that make each strain unique. One of the most popular medical marijuana strains is Vanilla Kush.

Vanilla Kush gets its name for the sweet and nutty flavor that this bud possesses when smoked. For those who do not like to inhale smoke when they medicate, the Vanilla flavor in this strain makes it an excellent strain to use for medical baked goods.

 

Attributes

The Vanilla Kush strain comes from the Indica family, which means that it generally produces a relaxed and social high. This strain has an average THC content hovering around 20%, which makes it one of the strongest strains available. It is recommended that new medicaters exercise caution with this strain, as its high potency makes it easy to over-medicate.

Effects

Users of the Vanilla Kush strain consistently report feelings of euphoria, happiness, hungriness, and sleepiness. Some negative effects include: dry mouth, dry eyes, dizziness, tiredness, and a few users report headaches as the medication wears off. These effects make the Vanilla Kush strain an ideal treatment for stress, pain, insomnia, fatigue and depression.

Strains like Vanilla Kush are excellent evidence for the value of medical marijuana. Typical medications for anxiety include things like Xanax and Valium, which are some of the most harmful and addicting substances on the planet. Strains like these also cure insomnia just as well as Ambien or Lunesta with none of the awful side effects.

History

The Vanilla Kush strain is one with a reputation of excellence. It was originally created in a grow lab in Amsterdam, and in 2009 it was the winner of the Cannabis Cup. This strain is a great choice for someone who needs to take the edge off their social anxiety or get back on their feet in they are suffering from depression. It also is an excellent strain to reduce stress, which can prevent things like high blood pressure and heart attacks. All in all, the Vanilla Kush strain is one of the best strains available for medical marijuana patients.

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