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5 Best Cannabis Products to Fight a Cold or the Flu


Incessant sneezing. Sore throat. Constant coughing. Runny and stuffed-up nose (runny and stuffed? – how is that even possible?)

Yep! It’s cold/flu season, which means you could have picked up the virus virtually anywhere, although you’re pretty sure it was that annoying guy at work who NEVER covers his mouth when he coughs.

In any case, it’s time to stock up on some over-the-counter medicine, teas, and soups. Maybe you’ve even picked up some homeopathic remedies. You’re willing to try anything at this point, right?

Hey, wait a minute.

Cannabis is a medicine!

So can the Green Queen help alleviate cold and flu symptoms?

We actually wrote a blog post about it, which you can check out here.

But to give you a brief recap:

  • Cannabis can help treat cold/flu symptoms such as sinus headaches, muscle aches, and inflammation.
  • You should avoid smoking cannabis because it can irritate your lungs and sinuses, making your symptoms even worse. Your best bet is to consume cannabis via vaping, topicals, or edibles.

Okay, enough preliminary talk. Let’s get you feeling better ASAP.

Here are the five best cannabis products to fight a cold or the flu!

1. Cannabis Honey (Cannabella)

Teas are a great cold/flu remedy.

What kind of tea should you go for? Well, that’s entirely up to you, but some good options include green and black tea, mint, chamomile, ginger, garlic, and echinacea.

If you’re going the tea route, don’t use sugar to sweeten it. Use honey instead; it acts as a natural cough suppressant.

We recommend Cannabella THC Honey for added pain relief. Plus, the honey is raw and contains valuable vitamins, minerals, and enzymes.

THC Honey contains about 10 mg of THC per teaspoon, so dose yourself accordingly.

2. Flower Strains to Help You Deal With Cold/Flu-Related Pain

Sometimes, the aches, pain, congestion, and nausea from a cold/flu are more than you can handle.

The following strains may help:

Connor’s Comfort – a 1:1 THC-CBD strain that might be ideal for daytime pain and anxiety relief.

Blue Frost – a 60-40 indica-sativa hybrid that can help with flu-related nausea and insomnia.

Strawberry Cough and Sour Diesel – these sativas can help treat nausea.

Black Afghan and White OG – both of these strains are heavy indicas that will put you into an intense state of relaxation and help you get some shut-eye.

Like we said earlier, if you’re going to use flower, we recommend vaporizing it instead of smoking it.

3. CBD Edible Products

Not interested in vaping or experiencing THC’s intense psychoactive effects?

Try these CBD-dominant edible products that can be used for treating pain and inflammation.

Highly Edible CBD Pucks (10:1 CBD-THC ratio). These gummies, in addition to tasting delicious, are so CBD heavy, there’s a good chance you won’t feel any THC-related effects.

Desert Grown Extracts CBD Capsules (50:2 CBD-THC ratio) – The amount of CBD in these capsules far exceeds what’s in the Highly Edible CBD Pucks, so if you’re experiencing severe pain, these might be the way to go.

4. Topical Relief

Achy joints and muscles? Check out these two topical products:

Dixie Muscle Relief Lotion – Rub this is on the affected area for 30-60 seconds for relief.

Dixie Synergy Relief Balm – Contains a 1:1 THC-CBD ratio. Rub it into your muscles and joints. If you have sinus problems, you can try applying it to your face, as the aroma may help provide some additional relief.

5. THC Bath Soak

A steaming hot bath can do wonders for your aching muscles and clogged sinuses.

You can augment the power of your bath by adding Dixie THC Bath Soak. In addition to THC, it also contains rosemary, lavender, and cedarwood to help enhance your relaxation experience.


If you’re interested in purchasing any of these products, visit the menu pages of our three locations:


Tropicana West

Las Vegas Strip

Or you can text your order to us, and we’ll have it ready for you to pick up!

You should always consult with a doctor before using cannabis products to treat any type of medical condition.

Get well soon!


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