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Best Marijuana Strains for Crohn’s Disease

As an inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease affects the digestive tract. It causes inflammation, which can, in turn, result in severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, weight loss, fatigue, and malnutrition. Crohn’s disease affects a large number of individuals, so we believe this list will come in handy. These are some of the best cannabis strains for dealing with Crohn’s disease.

Purple Urkle

Type: indica

THC: up to 26%

CBD: 0.36%

Dominant flavor: skunky, sweet

Dominant effect: relaxing, sleepiness, pain relief

Purple Urkle started to become famous in the late 1980s. Despite the high THC and low CBD content, this strain is being used today to address a huge variety of symptoms and illnesses, such as epilepsy, chronic pain, and arthritis, in addition to Crohn’s disease.

OG Kush

Type: hybrid

THC: 24%

CBN: 1%

Dominant flavor: woody, with hints of pine and lemon

Dominant effect: body high, munchies, energetic, euphoric

This SoCal original is nearly equally indica and sativa. The high is generally mixed, beginning with extreme euphoria and ending with lasting couchlock. OG Kush is typically used for relief from bipolar disorder, depression, pain, and nausea. It is even consumed sometimes as remedy for Alzheimer’s disease.


Type: sativa

THC: 1%

CBD: up to 19%

Dominant flavor: spicy, earthy, woody

Dominant effect: pain relief, focus

A cross between Cannatonic and a ruderalis, ACDC is a good option for those who are looking for strains that offer a lot of medicinal benefits and little to no psychoactive effects. Aside from Crohn’s disease, chronic pain, epilepsy, anxiety, and chemotherapy side effects are typically addressed using ACDC.


Type: sativa

THC: 7%-15%

CBD: 10%

Dominant flavor: mango, musk

Dominant effect: alertness, focus, relaxation

The CBD content of Harlequin is high, typically ranging from 4% to 10%. The THC content is low to moderate, so you may still experience some psychoactive effects. This strain is very relaxing, which is why it is also commonly consumed as treatment for stress, aside from Crohn’s disease.


Type: hybrid

THC: up to 6%

CBD: 6%-17%

Dominant flavor: earthy, citrus, sweet

Dominant effect: uplifting, relaxing

We recommend this strain for those who want the medicinal effects of cannabis while enjoying a little of the herb’s psychoactive side. Aside from Crohn’s disease, anxiety, pain, and muscle spasms are commonly treated using Cannatonic. Individuals with bipolar disorder and anxiety also benefit from this strain.

Granddaddy Purple

Type: indica

THC: 17%-27%

CBD: 1%

Dominant flavor: sweet

Dominant effect: pain relief, muscle relaxation, euphoria

Granddaddy Purple is a cross between Big Bud and Purple Urkle. It is 30% sativa and 70% indica and tastes like grapes and berries. Users say that consuming Granddaddy Purple leaves them feeling relaxed and euphoric. This is why this strain is also used for treating anxiety and depression.

Banana Kush

Type: indica

THC: 18%-25%

CBD: 0.1%

CBN: 1%

Dominant flavor: fruity, sweet, tropical, woody

Dominant effect: creativity boost, euphoria, sleepiness, relaxing, body high

True to its name, Banana Kush smells mostly sweet, and there are earthy undertones. Even though it has a very low CBD content and a moderate to high THC content, Banana Kush is used for many illnesses and other issues, including Crohn’s disease, PMS, headache, insomnia, chronic pain, stress, and bipolar disorder.

Tangerine Dream

Type: sativa

THC: 25%

CBD: 0.1%

Dominant flavor: citrus, sweet

Dominant effect: energetic, euphoric, pain relief, uplifting, relaxing

Tangerine Dream is an award-winning strain that got its name from its citrus-y, orange-ish flavor with an underlying hint of sweet. This strain is used by many for help with various symptoms, including stress, pain, lack of appetite, insomnia, headaches, and depression.

Blackberry Kush

Type: indica

THC: 20%

CBN: 2%

Dominant flavor: sweet, diesel, berry

Dominant effect: sleepiness, mellow, euphoric, hungry

Like other strains in the extended Kush family, Blackberry Kush is highly potent, given the high THC content, so do expect to experience some psychoactive effects after consumption. This strain is popular among patients with bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, migraines, insomnia, loss of appetite, and stress.

Berry White

Type: indica

THC: 19%-25%

CBD: 0.1%

Dominant flavor: berries, spicy, earthy

Dominant effect: head high, creativity boost, euphoric, hungry, relaxing, pain relief

This strain has a mostly sweet aroma that hints of spices and herbs, berries, and earthy tones. This predominantly indica strain has a lot of THC content, and the effect is mostly head high. Berry White is consumed by patients as treatment for pain, nausea, muscle spasms, lack of appetite, and gastrointestinal disorders, among others.

NYC Diesel

Type: sativa

THC: 18%-21%

CBN: 1%

Dominant flavor: sweet, citrus/lime, diesel

Dominant effect: social, euphoric, energetic

NYC Diesel is useful regardless of whether you are looking for a psychoactive high or medicinal relief from some symptoms and disorders. This strain can benefit individuals dealing with stress, nausea, inflammation, fatigue, chronic pain, bipolar disorder, arthritis, and ADHD/ADD, aside from Crohn’s disease.

Jack Herer

Type: sativa

THC: 23%

CBN: 1%

Dominant flavor: lemon, woody, spicy, sweet

Dominant effect: euphoric, head high, body high, creativity boost

You can tell a Jack Herer from far away. Its scent is sweet and has hints of wood and herbs. Individuals say they commonly feel some body and head high paired with euphoria after consuming Jack Herer. This strain is used by many patients with stress, fatigue, depression, arthritis, migraines, and more.

Maui Bubble Gift

Type: hybrid

THC: 9%

CBD: 11%

Dominant flavor: sweet, tropical, berry, citrus

Dominant effect: energetic, relaxing, euphoric, focused

Maui Bubble Gift used to be quite rare but is now widely available in many regions. This strain is used by many individuals for its euphoric and energetic high and for treating multiple sclerosis, muscle spasms, gastrointestinal disorders, headaches, and inflammation, just to name a few.


The medicinal applications of marijuana continues to increase, and Crohn’s disease is one of the many illnesses it can help relieve. Give these strains a shot, and hopefully, you will soon find the plant that works for your symptoms.