When you’re trying to figure out what cannabis strain is right for you, you’ll notice they are typically broken down into three groups: sativa, indica and hybrid. But what does that mean? And how do you choose? It’s largely based on how you want to feel. Start with the desired effects and then pick from our list of favorite strains below.
Indica strains are believed to be physically sedating, perfect for relaxing with a movie or as a nightcap before bed. Indica strains are also usually associated with closer ratio of THC to CBD levels.
CBD is often considered the primary cannabinoid of interest to those studying the medicinal qualities of cannabis. You can expect the following from a CBD dominant strain:
An indica strain can produces some incredible medicinal effects. If the THC level is lower, you’ll find that the strain has fewer side effects like cotton mouth or the feeling of intoxication.
Sativa strains tend to provide more invigorating, uplifting cerebral effects that pair well with physical activity, social gatherings, and creative projects.
Generally speaking, plants which fall under the sativa label will be high in THC and low in CBD. That makes them ideal for those who are looking for a mood lift, but without the balancing effects of CBD there are often mental side effects as well.
If you’re prone to high anxiety, be cautious when choosing high THC strains, as they can be known to increase anxiety and paranoia when taken in large amounts.
As a general rule, sativa strains are considered to be THC-dominant. The actual breakdown of the primary cannabinoids varies from strain to strain, however.
As discussed above, if you’re looking to wind down before bed or relax with your friends, indica strains will be your best bet.
Our two favorite indica strains are:
If you are looking to feel uplifted, creative or need to stay focused, you’ll likely want to try out a sativa strain.
Our two favorite sativa strains are:
If you’re looking for a balance of effects, a light body buzz and just a bit of a head high, hybrids are the right choice for you. They are often the go to selection for those dealing with chronic pain.
Our three favorite hybrids are:
If you don’t like to smoke, fear not, we carry a variety of edibles that are broken down into sativa and indica, as well!
You can shop all of our edibles HERE, but our two favorites are:
If there is a strain that you LOVE and we don’t carry it, please email us to let us know and we’ll do our best to get it in stock.
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Strain information provided by Leafly.