Knowing the strains and phenotypes of the cannabis plants can help you in finding your best weed for your needs. You must have been confused with names like cheese, haze, batman og or bubba kush and these names could not mean anything to you if you are a beginner. Therefore, we are going to share with you some of the basic information about the cannabis types so you could know which one you need. Of course, before use, it is best to advise the dispensary professional who will explain to you each strain particularly.
Sativa or indica?
Cannabis sativa is a phenotype of the Cannabis plant family and it is characterized by the long and narrow leaves, as well as the long stem that can stretch out to a couple of meters. Sativa phenotypes are known for their energetic, cerebral and head high and these are recommended for the daytime use due to the absence of couchlock effects.
On the other hand, cannabis indica relates to the shorter, bushier and denser phenotypes/leaves/plants that are known for narcotic and sedative-like effects. The hybrid strains are the crosses of sativa and indica plants, where the goal is achieving the balanced head and body high. Also, the cannabis plant originates from India, but as the people cultivated it everywhere, the different landrace genetics have appeared. Therefore, you have Indian, Brazilian, Thai, Mexican, Asian and ruderalis genetics.
Which one do you need and how to choose?
If you are looking for a strain that will make you creative and energetic (eventually euphoric), you should stick to the sativa strains. These contain higher levels of THC, as well as few other specific compounds, which results in the cerebral and head high. This is kind of a high that you want if you are into a creative job and you need something to boost your creativity.
On the other hand, if you need something for pain relief and sleep, then you should use indica plants. These produce the strong narcotic effects that can put you to sleep if you take too much. Therefore, it is important to define why you need cannabis so you could find the appropriate strain. Generally, any Haze genetics will spark up your creativity while any Kush can get you in the state of sleep. So, define your needs, find the right genetics/strain and be responsible!
The CBD-rich strains
As you know, THC is the main element that makes you high, while CBD provides pain relief and other “sedative” like feelings. If you do not like being high and you only need cannabis to treat your pain, look for the strains that are rich in CBD. CBD is short for the cannabidol term that encompasses more than 120 different compounds that are yet to be researched. But we know that CBD provides all the medical values, without getting you high. Therefore, try to get strains like Harle-tsu, Trident or Shark Attack that will give you medical aid without the high feeling.