Our Simple Guide to Cannabis Strains: Indica, Sativa, & Hybrid
So, you’re new to the THC world and are already overwhelmed by the many choices of product. Gummies, carts, flower, oil, etc. But not only that, each product can also be subdivided into… Strains?
While it is important to have some knowledge on cannabis products you by no means need to be an expert on this stuff to have a better understanding of what goes into your body and how it affects your experience. That’s our job. That’s why we made you this simple guide to understanding strains. Hurray!
So no need to panic or take a nearby CBD chemistry course. Today, we’ll be covering what strains are, why they matter, and the differences between them. Let’s go!
What is a “strain”?
A cannabis strain refers to a specific type of cannabis plant, with its own unique characteristics and effects. Strains can differ in various ways, including the color, shape, and size of the plant, as well as the effects it produces when consumed. The three main strains you’ve most likely heard of are the indica, sativa, and hybrid strains.
How many are there?
In the THC world, there are actually countless cannabis strains available, with new ones being created all the time! However, the three main categories of strains, indica, sativa, and hybrid, are what we’ll be covering today. These categories are based on the physical characteristics of the plants and the effects they produce.
Why do strains matter?
It’s important to understand the different strains of cannabis because of how vastly different the effects they produce on the user can be. Depending on the experience a consumer is seeking (super chill and relaxing vs. uplifting and energizing), strains can help narrow down the products for them to choose from!
Now that we have a foundational understanding of what strains are and what they do, let’s get to know the three most common strains in the THC world!
Sativa: Uplifting, Creative Energy
If you’re wanting to get your creative juices flowing or have a laughter-filled time with a friend, Sativa is going to be your go-to.
Sativa strains are typically associated with a more uplifting, energizing effect. They are known for producing a “head high” that can help to improve mood, increase creativity, and boost energy levels. Sativa strains are often used during the day, as they can help to improve focus and productivity. Some common sativa strains include Sour Diesel, Strawberry Cough, and Green Crack.
Here are some GR products that feature a Sativa strain:
Indica: Chill, Soothing Relaxation
If you desire a chill, deeply relaxing evening or better sleep, Indica will be your new best friend.
Indica strains are known for producing a more relaxing, sedative effect. They are often used in the evening or at night, as they can help to promote relaxation and sleep. Indica strains can also be used to relieve stress and anxiety, as well as to ease pain and inflammation. Some common indica strains include Granddaddy Purple, Northern Lights, and Purple Kush.
Here are some GR products that feature an Indica strain:
Hybrid: The Best of Both Worlds
Can’t pick a fave between Indica & Sativa? Hybrid strains present the all-encompassing question: “Porque no los dos?”
Hybrid strains are a combination of indica and sativa strains, and can produce a range of effects depending on the specific strain. Some hybrid strains may be more indica-dominant, while others may be more sativa-dominant. Hybrid strains can be used for a variety of purposes, depending on the experience you desire or your preference in the specific effects they produce. Some common hybrid strains include Blue Dream, Girl Scout Cookies, and Pineapple Express.
Here are some GR products that feature a Hybrid strain:
It’s clear that understanding the differences between indica, sativa, and hybrid strains is important for anyone interested in using cannabis. Each strain can produce vastly different effects on the user, and choosing the right strain can greatly enhance the experience! So, now you can take some time to explore the different strains of the products that we offer and find what works best for you. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing evening at home or a productive day at work, there is a cannabis strain out there that can help you achieve your goals. Or get zonked and watch a Seth Rogen movie. Do you.
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