The best medical cannabis strains for insomnia – chosen by Lift users

We crunched the numbers in our database of Canadian patient reviews to find out

Sleepless nights don’t just affect your energy levels – researchers have also discovered that sleep affects memory, creativity, body weight, inflammation, stress and even cardiovascular health. But when it comes to trying medical cannabis to treat insomnia, many don’t know what to ask their doctor when obtaining a prescription or what products to try.

That’s why we pulled the five highest-rated dried flower strains from our vast database of patient reviews to offer some guidance. Unsurprisingly, all five are indicas or indica-dominant, which consumers frequently report create a soothing, sleepytime effect – a cannabis trait which could help treat your insomnia.

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Here are the results:

TWD Lot #6 by Tweed

Indica hybrid, THC: 20/4% | CBD: <0.07%, $9/g

Terpenes: myrcene, caryophyllene, limonene

TWD Lot #6 is a proprietary strain by Tweed with 155 reviews on “I use this strain mainly at night to help sleep and cope with the pain,” writes Edtheman55 from Burlington, Ontario. “It is a very nice draw when vaped and does not make me cough!”

Bubba Kush #2 by Canna Farms

Hybrid, THC: 19.3% | CBD: 0.05, $5.99/g

With 152 Lift reviews, Bubba Kush #2 has earned a solid four-star rating from Canadian medical cannabis consumers. “This strain reminded me of the first time I smoked a kush variety,” writes NAB from Schuler, Alberta. “Wow, flavourful! The pungent aroma is so distinct. Effects are felt quickly and are long-lasting so I prefer to smoke this strain after work and in the evening.”

Sunset by Leafs by Snoop

Indica, THC: 23.7% | CBD: 0.07%, $9/g

Terpenes: myrcene, caryophyllene, limonene, pinene

Available via Tweed, rapper and television personality Snoop Dogg’s indica has earned nearly 450 reviews and a 4.4-star rating, in part because of its heavy insomnia-treating properties. “It’s better than any benzodiazepine I’ve ever been prescribed,” writes Lift reviewer Sarm alarm from Aurora, Ontario. “Better than lorazepam, clonazepam, diazepam. This will make you get sleepy, be aware!” While we can’t back up that claim, it certainly sounds like a strong indica.

Sun-Grown Red No. 4 by Spectrum

Indica, THC: 17.3% | CBD: 0.07%, $7.50/g

Terpenes: caryophyllene, myrcene, limonene, pinene

For the budget-conscious medical cannabis consumer who wants to treat insomnia, Spectrum’s Sun-Grown Red No. 4 is a promising option. “While this wasn’t as strong as I am used to, it was a good price with nice, big buds,” writes Archon “I would buy again!”

Stryker (Star Killer) by Broken Coast

Indica-dominant hybrid, THC: 20-25% | CBD: 0.07%, $8.75/g

Stryker is Broken Coast’s name for Star Killer, a hybrid combining Skywalker Og and Rare Dankness #2. “It’s great for sleeping,” writes CCrombie. “I always find myself struggling to sleep or waking up from being uncomfortable. It also helped me with feeling nauseous and enhanced my appetite.”

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Information provided in the article is based on user reported information and does not represent recommendations of healthcare professionals. The content is for general use and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always speak with a qualified healthcare professional before making medical decisions or if you have questions about your health, new medical treatments or products you would like to try. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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  1. Maxcatski Reply

    That disclaimer at the end is kinda wimpy. I understand Lift's desire to limit liability. However, the whole site is based on medical cannabis. Emphasis on medical.

    Things used to be a lot more casual until we all got legal.