A Gallery of Medical Marijuana

Danny Danko, High Times Senior Cultivation Editor

A Gallery of Medical Marijuana

Depending on what your position is on the medicinal uses of marijuana, Jerome P. Kassirer, M.D. wrote in a 1997 article for the The New England Journal of Medicine that physicians who prohibit prescribing marijuana for seriously ill patients is misguided, heavy-handed, and inhumane.Thousands of suffering patients with cancer, AIDS, and other diseases claim that marijuana provides them relief from devastating symptoms such as intractable nausea, vomiting, and pain by smoking marijuana.We asked Hi
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Positions on the efficacy of medical marijuana vary, but thousands of patients suffering from cancer, AIDS, and other diseases claim marijuana provides them relief from devastating symptoms such as intractable nausea, vomiting and chronic pain.

In a 1997 article for the The New England Journal of Medicine, Jerome P. Kassirer, M.D., wrote that "physicians who prohibit prescribing marijuana for seriously ill patients are misguided, heavy-handed, and inhumane."

Different strains of marijuana have varying effects and target a variety of symptoms. We're putting a cost on this relief and giving the types of pain that are eased.

By Danny Danko
High Times Senior Cultivation Editor
@DannyDanko
Updated 22 Aug 2012

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A Gallery of Medical Marijuana

Chemdog
The newest powerhouse of the Kush/Diesel family, Chemdog's potency is the stuff of legend, with glaucoma sufferers in particular praising its qualities for relieving eye pressure. Users say its odor can overwhelm a room.

Cost:
1 ounce: $450-500
1 pound: $4,500-5,000

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Jack Herer
Named for the infamous "Hemperor," this strain is a throwback to potent imports from Central and South America. Users claim this strain is a very good appetite stimulant.

Cost:
1 ounce: $300-350
1 pound: $3,800-4,200

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Island Sweet Skunk
From Vancouver Island, the heart of British Columbia's thriving pot industry, comes the Island Sweet Skunk, which medical users claim has a powerful "up" high.

Cost:
1 ounce: $300-350
1 pound: $3,600-3,800

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Kali Mist
Users of the Kali Mist say it possesses increased mental upliftment yet a relaxed "body high," qualities that sufferers of spasm and anxiety find very helpful.

Cost:
1 ounce: $300-350
1 pound: $3,800-4,200

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O.G. Kush
Long prized in California for its intense medicinal qualities, its admirers are growing across the country and overseas.

Cost:
1 ounce: $350-400
1 pound: $3,800-4,400

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NYC Diesel
Not to be confused with the Sour Diesel, the NYC Diesel is less harsh than other strains of marijuana. Users claim the scent of ripe grapefruit with hints of cinammon and cardamom provide a calming aromatherapy.

Cost:
1 ounce: $400-450
1 pound: $4,000-4,500

A Gallery of Medical Marijuana

Sour Diesel
The East Coast version of the Kush, Sour Diesel's power is unrivaled when grown correctly.

Cost:
1 ounce: $400-450
1 pound: $3,900-4,400

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Trainwreck
A Nor-Cal staple, Trainwreck is easy to grow and very powerful. Patients suffering from nausea, headaches or chronic pain call it a godsend.

Cost:
1 ounce: $250-325
1 pound: $3,400-3,800

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Super Silver Haze
Super Silver Haze is renowned for stimulating properties and is sometimes referred to as "ampheta-weed." 

Cost:
1 ounce: $300-350
1 pound: $3,800-4,200

A Gallery of Medical Marijuana

Sweet Tooth
This strain has become popular due to its high resin count and a sugary taste on the tongue. Users claim it provides relief from stress and tension.

Cost:
1 ounce: $300-350
1 pound: $3,500-3,800

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Purps
Purps has become shorthand for almost any lavender-colored pot. The best representations provide a sweet candy flavor and a mild yet uplifting high.
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Cost:
1 ounce: $325-375
1 pound: $3,800-4,000