9 Florida Medical Marijuana Strains

The Florida medical marijuana market is expanding rapidly, offering up new strains and products for qualifying patients. This blog post runs you through 9 of the most common strains, what they are effective for, and where to find them. Written by our in house patient, this list comes with some personal experience.

Medical Cannabis Strains
Chemdawg
Girl Scout Cookies
9lb Hammer
Dogwalker OG
Sour Diesel
Blue Dream
Grand Daddy Purple

CBD (Low THC) Strains
Remedy
AC/DC
 

9LB Hammer

https://www.leafly.com/indica/9-pound-hammer

Effects:      Relaxed, sleepy, happy, euphoric, hungry
Medical:     Stress, pain, insomnia, muscle spasms, depression

A patient favorite, 9lb Hammer is an 80% indica dominant strain. With heavy and long lasting effects, many patients find 9lb Hammer effective for sleep and pain management. With a classic “couch lock” body high, this is one medicine that’s best to be used at night or during times of severe pain.

9lb Hammer is available at Trulieve in vaporizer cartridges, cups, oil syringe, capsules, and Truclear concentrate.

Chemdawg

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

Effects:     Relaxed, happy, euphoric, uplifted, creative
Medical:     Stress, depression, pain, insomnia, lack of appetite

Believed to be a parent to the sativa dominant Sour Diesel and indica dominant classic OG Kush, Chemdawg is a cannabis champion with a blend of effects. Many patients note an initial uplifting energy rush similar to that of Sour Diesel, followed by a light body-melt euphoria consistent with an indica lineage. The combination makes it a great choice for daytime pain relief and/or depressive symptoms. In high doses, Chemdawg is an effective sleep aid.

Chemdawg is available from Trulieve in vaporizer cartridges, cups, oil syringe, capsules, and Truclear concentrate. Trulieve blueberry, raspberry, and bubble gum vape cartridges are a combination of Chemdawg cannabis oil and added flavoring.

Chemdawg is also available at Aphria in a oral tincture, but is listed as an indica product instead of a hybrid.

Girl Scout Cookies

https://www.leafly.com/hybrid/girl-scout-cookie

Effects:     Happy, relaxed, euphoric, uplifted, creative
Medical:     Stress, depression, pain, lack of appetite, insomnia

Another cannabis classic, the Girl Scout Cookies line has won numerous Cannabis Cup awards and is a mainstay for patients treating severe pain, nausea, and appetite loss. Known for it’s uplifting & happy go lucky effects, it’s a go to for those treating PTSD, anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns. 

Girl Scout Cookies is available in vaporizer catridges from Trulieve.

Dogwalker OG

https://www.leafly.com/hybrid/dogwalker-og

Effects:     Relaxed, euphoric, happy, uplifted, sleepy
Medical:     Stress, pain, depression, insomnia, headaches

Dogwalker OG is a balanced hybrid, with approximately equal indica (Albert Walker OG) and sativa (Chemdawg 91) lineage. Often cited for it’s anti-anxiety effects, Dogwalker OG provides an uplifting cerebral rush followed by overall body relief. While Dogwalker OG can be a great daytime strain promoting focus, in high doses it quickly hits users with the sleepiness that comes with a full body OG high.

Dogwalker OG is available at Trulieve in vaporizer cartridges and Truclear concentrate.

Sour Diesel

https://www.leafly.com/sativa/sour-diesel

Effects:     Happy, uplifted, euphoric, energetic, creative
Medical:     Stress, depression, pain, fatigue, headaches

A personal favorite, Sour Diesel is the espresso of marijuana. Promoting mental focus, clarity, and energy it’s great for those dealing fatigue, brain fog, and concentration issues or those needing to be active and alert. With primarily cerebral effects, Sour Diesel typically does not provide a “stoned” feeling. Instead, patients report mild pain relief with an energetic and bright mood.

Sour Diesel is available in vaporizer cartridges, cups, oil syringe, and capsules from Trulieve. It’s also available at Knox Medical under the Subra line of products (tinture & vape catridge).

Blue Dream

https://www.leafly.com/hybrid/blue-dream

Effects: Happy, relaxed, euphoric, uplifted, creative
Medical: Stress, depression, pain, headaches, insomnia

Blue Dream is typically a sativa dominant hybrid, a cross between Blueberry indica and sativa Haze. Typically described as a pain reliever without the heavy sedation, Blue Dream is a great choice for patients looking for daytime symptom relief.

Blue Dream is available at Knox Medical under the Baldor line of tincture and vaporizer products. It should be noted that Knox lists this product as an indica dominant strain, so effects may be different than commonly reported. Blue Dream is also available at Aphria in a vaporizer cartridge, but bears the traditional sativa dominant label. 

Grand Daddy Purple

https://www.leafly.com/indica/granddaddy-purple

Effects: Relaxed, sleepy, happy, euphoric, hungry
Medical: Stress, insomnia, pain, depression, lack of appetite, muscle tremors/spasms, appetite loss

GDP is a famous indica California strain, crossed between Purple Urkle and Big Bud. While flower is not currently available to patients in Florida, GDP is known for beautiful plump purple buds contrasted with a white sparkle of resin, an absolute eye candy for plant lovers. Used predominately for pain, insomnia, and stress, GDP hits users with a heavy dreamy body buzz and cerebral euphoria. Affectionately referred to as a “creeper”, patients are best to dose GDP low and slow to avoid over-medicating.

Grand Daddy Purple is available at Knox Medical under the Polaris line of tincture and vaporizer products. It’s listed with a 45:1 THC to CBD ratio.

Remedy 

https://www.leafly.com/indica/remedy

Effects:     Relaxed, sleepy, happy, focused, uplifted
Medical:     Stress, insomnia, depression, pain, inflammation

A high-CBD, low-THC indica strain, Remedy is a cross between Cannatonic and Afghan Skunk. Because of the CBD to THC ratio, it does not induce a THC euphoria and body high. Patients often report a mellow calm and relaxation after medicating with Remedy. It’s frequently used for stress, sleep, depression, and as an anti-inflammatory. Remedy has also been used successfully in the treatment of epilepsy and autism symptoms.

Remedy is available in capsules, oral syringe, and tincture from Trulieve. It is also available under the Regor product line (tincture, vape) at Knox Medical.

AC/DC

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

Effects: Relaxed, uplifted, happy, focused, energetic
Medical: Stress, pain, inflammation, depression, headaches, PTSD, Parkinson’s, ALS, Seizure Disorder, HIV, anxiety, epilepsy, MS, chemo

A high-CBD, low-THC sativa dominant hybrid strain, AC/DC is a staple in the CBD world. Like Remedy, AC/DC does not have psychoactive effects, making it a great choice for those looking for relief without getting high. It’s commonly used for pain and depression and is a favorite among Parkinson’s, epilepsy, MS, and cancer patients.

AC/DC is available under the Alcor product line (tincture and vape) at Knox Medical with a 40:1 CBD to THC ratio.