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In What Ways Can Cannabis Help Fight The Rise in Glaucoma?

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A recent news report from the New York Times revealed that cases of the eye condition Glaucoma have risen to just overthree million over the last year. Many individuals who suffer this debilitating condition have turned to using cannabis strains that are known to reduce the symptoms associated with the condition.

What is Glaucoma?

Well, it can be best described as a condition where there is an abnormal amount of pressure being exerted on the sufferer’s eye. To reduce the pressure, many individuals are using cannabis, which is thought to reduce this pressure on the eye, and in turn, reduce the symptoms that they suffer from.

But, what strains are able to do this? Central to the success of using cannabis for the reduction of symptoms associated with Glaucoma is to select the right strain which has the properties to help.

Maui Waui Strain

Maui Waui is the most popular and well-known strain for treating Glaucoma. It has all the characteristics that you would expect a sativa to have. I would recommend this strain if you have never used cannabis before, as it is not as strong as other strains that are available. But, it still has a THC concentration of around 15%, so make sure you build up some level of tolerance.


This strain has been around since the 70s and certainly stands the test of time. But, it has only been in the last year or so that it has been used in conjunction with Glaucoma. The flavour is particular good for this strain, which makes it pleasant to use. Not only will it reduce pressure on the eye, it will also improve your mood and even provide a euphoric effect. You will also notice a reduction in pain associated with your eye because of this strain. It is certainly worth a try.


Lastly, we would recommend Headband for reducing your symptoms of Glaucoma. It can induce feelings of relaxation and reduce the pain that you experience. Other users have found that they become a lot happier as a result of using the strain, and it provides a slight high which many people appreciate. It can also help you sleep better at night, as it can induce feelings of sleepiness when you use it prior to going to bed.

There are a wide number of strains to choose from, so it might be a good idea to ask your local dispensary to see what they recommend. You can find your nearest location by using the dispensaries near me tool on