If you look into purchasing cannabis, you will see very quickly that there is a whole wide, wonderful world of different types to choose from. It can be very overwhelming to hear countless names such as Girl Scout Cookies, Sour Diesel, Maui Wowie and Deathstar and be expected to pick something out. There are three things that you should know when you look into different types of cannabis.
Indica vs Sativa vs Hybrid
Cannabis is put into three different categories: sativa, indica and hybrid. These classifications are based upon the chemical compositions of the strains and how they make people feel. If a strain is a hybrid, it means that it is a mixture of the two types, though its effects will generally lean more in one direction than the other.
Chemically, indica and sativa strains are different because there is a higher ratio of THC to CBD in Cannabis indica and a lower ratio of THC to CBD in Cannabis sativa.
Indica strains give off highs that affect the body, while the highs that sativa strains give off are more heady and “cerebral.”
The effects of indica strains include relief from seizures, pain relief, relief from insomnia and relief from stress. You are more likely to get drowsy from indica. The effects of sativa include depression fighting properties, high energy, creativity and epiphanies.
How exactly do you want to consume the cannabis?
There are numerous options when it comes to consuming cannabis.
Cannabis comes in in the form of tinctures, sprays, edibles and raw buds.
Edibles are things that you can eat—candies, cookies, brownies and whatever else Cannabis is cooked into. The dosage is already cooked into the product. Tinctures are liquids that come in bottles. You are supposed to suck up the liquid with an eye dropper and consume the product by mouth. They also come in sprays. When you get raw bud, you can smoke it, vaporize it, or even turn it into an edible on your own time.
What are your needs?
You must look inside and ask yourself, “What do I need cannabis for?” People have their different reasons. For example, you are looking for a strain that will alleviate seizures, this will play a huge role in what types of cannabis you should consider. Are you looking for a more creative, energized, heady type of feeling? That need should point you in the direction of what strains of marijuana you should think about.