Our ancestors used cannabis to soothe their PMS. Medicine has made great strides, but sometimes herbal remedies are the best way to go. If you have a uterus, you’ve likely experienced the joy that is the premenstrual syndrome (if you’re without your stash of weed, that is). And by joy, we mean cramps, moodiness, depression, nausea, and migraines. While PMS ranges greatly in symptoms and severity, most who experience it have experimented with various remedies to alleviate it. Lucky for us, Mary Jane has always been here to provide natural relief. Here are the best weed strains for PMS.
When your PMS is causing headaches, depression, and insomnia, you need to try Obama Kush. With a THC range of 14-21% and a pleasant, earthy taste and smell, this indica-dominant hybrid will chill you out and kill your pain. Thanks, Obama!
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a new strain was created. A perfect combination of OG Kush and Skywalker, this strain was destined to relax the body and uplift the mind.
Super Silver Haze is one-third Northern Lights, one-third Haze, and one-third Skunk. It’s known for giving the user a sense of euphoria and easing migraines, and even won High Times’ Cannabis Cup three years in a row. If your PMS is more emotional than physically painful, this might be the right strain for you.
Like its descendant Space Queen, Romulan will take you to outer space. It’s almost purely indica, so it’s best for those cramps that radiate throughout your entire body. Romulan features a nice, woody aroma and a citrus taste, which works in tandem with the THC to also relieve moodiness.
Space Queen is so named because of her parent strains: Romulan (after the alien race in Star Trek) and Cinderella 99. This strain is fantastic if your period makes you depressed and anxious. It’s also great for cramps and even tastes good. The sweet, fruity notes of Space Queen will have you screaming “Yas, Queen!”
White Widow’s almost even ratio of sativa and indica makes it one of the best weed strains for PMS. If you’re one of those people who are hit with cramps, depression, fatigue, and migraines all at once every month but don’t want to use up a sick day to stay home from work, White Widow is definitely what you should be asking for. It’ll alleviate your symptoms while allowing you to maintain your mental alertness.
Hawaiian Snow cannabis strain
Oh hey, haze. Hawaiian Snow is the result of three different haze strains: Hawaiian Haze, Pure Haze, and Neville’s Haze. This sativa-heavy strain smells lovely, hits smooth as anything, and will soothe both your mind and your body.
Let’s be real. PMS can be absolutely horrific. Sometimes, your cramps can get so bad that it feels like someone has lit a gasoline fire in your body and left you to suffer. When you feel like this, all you want to do is drown yourself in Midol, heating pads, and Buffy episodes. Or, you could smoke a bit of Purple Urkle. This indica strain is so potent that it’ll completely eliminate your pain. You might be couch-locked, but it’ll be so worth it.