Painkiller XL is a new strain combines two well-received parents, Juanita la Lagrimosa (Spanish for “Juanita the Tearful”) and Royal Highness, which are themselves genetic hybrids of other precursor strains: Juanita the Tearful from Queen Mother and a Mexican-Afghan blend; Royal Highness from Dance Hall and Respect 13.
On and on the strains date back in agricultural time, each new variety with its own unique smell, taste, color, high and medical benefit. However, in the past decade, a goal of all this tinkering has been what some producers are starting to call “Royal Respect” with the soul of marijuana’s benefits going toward both body and mind.
Painkiller XL is notable for its near-equal representation of 9 percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and 9 percent cannabidiol (CBD), achieved by a seed that’s 75 percent Sativa and 25 percent Indica. While the Sativa variety of cannabis is widely known for producing more of a mental, cerebral high, and Indica has a reputation for contributing more toward its physical high, other factors are more important to consider.
THC is the compound given most of the credit for that head high, with CBD taking the credit for marijuana’s many proven medicinal benefits, which range vastly from relieving pain, anxiety, migraines, fibromyalgia, and even mad cow disease to ease many of the most deleterious symptoms of AIDS, diabetes, epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease.