About Good Medicine
Good Medicine is a strain that lives up to its name, with high amounts of the therapeutic cannabinoid CBD. This strain crosses CBD favorite Harlequin with Appalachia, a cross of Green Crack with Tres Dawg. It was created by well-known growing operation Bodhi Seeds and comes with a mostly stimulated, uplifting effect. Good Medicine’s THC content has been measured at between 4% and 8%, and its CBD content between 6% and 9%.
Good Medicine’s chunky, well-formed flowers are medium in size and cling together in tapered, pinecone-like shapes. The buds have an apparently indica structure, marked by tightly-packed and small leaves. These flowers are a dark shade of hunter green and are twisted through with curly red and orange pistils. Because of the strain’s relatively low THC content, fewer resinous trichomes than average are found on these compact flowers.
Flowers of Good Medicine have a predominantly earthy aroma, with suggestions of hash and dried leaves. A second whiff may also pick up on some spicy, peppery notes. Grinding up or cracking open buds of the strain may yield some fruity, berry-tinged flavors as well. When it is burnt, Good Medicine gives off a smooth and easily ingested smoke. On the exhale, this smoke has some herbal, almost medicinal flavors.
Thanks to its unique ratio of CBD to THC, Good Medicine has a subtly relaxing high that may fee unfamiliar to regular consumers of more psychoactive strains. Up to 15 minutes after smoking, users may feel something akin to a headrush, with increased salivation and a throbbing around the temples as possible side effects. As these feelings subside, a palpable sense of physical relaxation takes over, pushing away any muscular tension or chronic aches and pains. Good Medicine does little to stimulate the mind, however, and those working on detailed tasks or running complicated errands will find that their motivation and powers of concentration are largely unchanged.
Although the relaxed state that Good Medicine brings about isn’t psychoactive per se, it can be so strong as to make smokers feel somewhat numb or disconnected from their bodies; as such, it may not be the best option for those who are prone to panic. Aside from this phenomenon, however, the strain has few trippy tendencies. Because it doesn’t affect cognition or mental clarity, the strain is as well-suited to buzzy social time with friends as it is to mellow solo use. That said, Good Medicine typically weighty physical effects make it more appropriate for late afternoon through evening consumption than for wake-and-bake status.
Good Medicine’s high levels of CBD may recommend it more for medical than for recreational use. The bud’s pervasive body stone can soothe lingering aches and pains, whether they’re due to injury or to chronic conditions like cancer, lupus, or fibromyalgia. Additionally, its anti-inflammatory properties may be able to treat lesser afflictions like cramps or headaches. Its ability to induce the munchies may even serve as an appetite stimulant for those dealing with impaired hunger for any reason. Psychologically speaking, Good Medicine can temporarily distract from some of the symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety. Because it is not known to bring out a cerebral, recursive mindset, this strain is a good option for patients with a low THC tolerance; as noted, however, those with panic disorders should be wary of the strain’s strong physical effects and consume with some caution.
Bodhi has made seeds of Good Medicine available for sale online, but they do not appear to be regularly stocked. Prospective home growers can instead obtain clippings from healthy plants of the strain in order to foster “clones.” The strain can be grown indoors or out, although success outdoors calls for a semi-humid climate with consistent daylight and temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Good Medicine flowers within 9 to 10 weeks when grown indoors.
This therapeutic bud is a great all-purpose smoke for cannabis veterans and newbies alike. It’s also a powerful tool for medical patients.