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5 Great Pain Relief, High-CBD Cannabis Strains From Israel

January 28, 2014

For some, it may come as a surprise that Israel stands among the global leaders in medicinal cannabis research. Discoveries made in the footsteps of Raphael Mechoulam (the internationally acclaimed researcher who first isolated THC) have brought new meaning to medical cannabis as strains are engineered to contain optimal levels of cannabinoids.

Here are just a few strains from the Israeli cannabis supplier Tikun Olam that we recently added to the Leafly Explorer. Most of them are low- to moderate-THC and high-CBD, meaning they offer imperceptible psychoactive effects but strong medical relief from pain symptoms. One strain, however, is a balanced blend of low-to-moderate THC and CBD. Enjoy!

1. Avi-Dekel

Characteristics of Avi-Dekel:

  • Sativa-dominant
  • Tests up to 16.3% CBD
  • Non-psychoactive; THC content as low as 0.8%
  • May treat inflammation, sleep disorders, and indigestion

2. Midnight

Characteristics of Midnight:

  • Sativa-dominant
  • Tests up to 12.4% CBD
  • THC content of about 12.7%
  • Controls pain, inflammation, and indigestion

3. Eran Almog

Characteristics of Eran Almog:

  • 80% indica
  • Tests up to 28% THC
  • May treat sleep disorders, nausea, inflammation, pain, and indigestion

4. El-Na

Characteristics of El-Na:

  • A 50/50 hybrid
  • Balanced THC (as low as 8.2%) and CBD (up to 6.5%) for patients unaccustomed to psychoactive effects
  • Good for pain, nausea, and stress relief

5. Rafael

Characteristics of Rafael:

  • Sativa-dominant
  • High CBD; up to 18.6%
  • Low THC; as low as 1%

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  • Benito Camarillo

    I have a friend whose military service ended with injury from which she is in constant pain. After years of no help through US VA doctors, I have spoken with her about research I saw in a report from Israel. She is not interested in “getting high” so a product without the THC or with very low % as Rafael is listed would seem appropriate. Where can I buy some and how much does it cost?