Which Cannabis Strains Are Better for ADHD?

Which Cannabis Strains Are Better for ADHD?

Cannabis strains (a.k.a. "chemovars" or "chemotypes") number in the thousands, but what sets them apart for ADHD? There's ample evidence of the plant's many medical uses, but a universal pattern is that not every strain works equally well.

The type of relief people feel is strain-specific - although the list of options is pretty big. If you want to try cannabis for ADHD, it's important to understand what to look for.

Sativa or Indica for ADHD?

A lot of people classify indica plants as relaxing while sativas are seen as stimulating. However, this is a myth and has no basis in botany.

Since genetic lineage won't tell us if a product helps ADHD, we need to look elsewhere. It's also important to note that any kind of cannabis flower - hemp or otherwise - is illegal in the U.K. This gives you no control over the strains that make CBD oil.

Instead, you want to check terpenes and cannabinoids, some of which offer help for ADHD. When reading third-party test results, look for the following:

  • Pinene (promotes focus and clarity)
  • Limonene (increases focus, but also relaxes)
  • Caryophyllene (helps with focus and relaxation)
  • Less than 0.2% THC

It's also important to avoid myrcene and CBN. The former is a highly relaxing terpene, while the latter is mildly intoxicating. Both will make it harder for you to focus.



With cannabis access limited in the U.K., you can't walk into a store and choose from a menu of strains. Instead, shift your attention to what's in the CBD product you buy, specifically the three terpenes listed above.
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