Finding a Strain
Finding a Strain is not only exciting but opens a whole new side to Cannabis appreciation. Strains number in the thousands and provide a range of effects. First and foremost know why you are using Cannabis. This will make selection easier for you. Is this for Recreational use or Medicinal Are you looking to relax after work or on a day off? Looking for pain relief or for cancer treatment? Knowing this will help you pick the right strain.
The Cannabis family is made up of three types, Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica, and Cannabis Ruderalis. Ruderalis is a strain that auto flowers and used for quick grow cycles. When you mix two plants of different types you get what is called a hybrid. There are high CBD strains that will help with pain and won’t make you feel under the influence but still medicate. Hemp is an industrial and agricultural strain that is used for material and food.
Sativa is generally associated with the feeling of energy and displacement. Great during the day and for pain relief with out feeling weighed down. Indica is generally associated with low energy and what is known as “couch lock.” A very deep relaxing high that is best used before pain relief or night use. Hybrids take on parent traits of both sativas and indicas. When choosing hybrid strain, see if it’s more indica or sativa dominate.
At first you may just want to try as many different strains as you can. Find types that appeal to you, or effects you want. Try asking for recommendations at dispensaries or reading strain reviews from others on Herb Advisor. Reviews will help you with potency, taste, type of high, and aroma with each strain. Find more details on Sativa, Indica, Hybrids and Hemp under Cannabis Family article. Also look at our Cannabinoids article to learn THC from CBD. With such beautiful smells and colors you won’t be disappointed by the assortment you can find in Cannabis.