Targeting Medical Conditions

Using Cannabis Strain Fingerprints to Target Specific Medical Conditions


A strain fingerprint shows the average concentrations of 12 of the most relevant cannabinoids and terpenoids found in the cannabis strain.

Things to look for:

  • Testing facilities can and should give you a complete cannabinoid profile of your medications. You need to know what you’re getting. The key is the medicinal molecules the strain contains 

Cannabis contains two groups of medicinal molecules and they generally are considered to provide differing medicinal benefits.  These groups are cannabinoids and terpenes.  The cannabinoids mainly relieve the patient’s physical symptoms.  The terpenes also may have some medicinal value but mainly seem to provide the sense of well-being that cannabis is so well known for.

  • Know the ratio of the two major cannabinoids THC and CBD. This first molecule to look for should be CBD not THC.  The CBD molecule mitigates the psychoactive effects of the THC.  CBD is the most sought out compound for medical users. Studies show that CBD has been shown to relieve things such as chronic pain, inflammation, migraines, arthritis, and spasms.  THC has analgesic effects and is the main pain killing molecule in cannabis.  You must determine the best balance of CBD/THC for your body chemistry.

  • Understand the properties of the most influential minor cannabinoids