Your head will spin with lots of cannabis strains ready for your picking.
But comes the hard part, which strain will work best for you. Even the most experienced toker will stop in their tracks.
Thank goodness, medical science is here to help you make the right choice.
Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid Strains
Cannabis strains are classified into three groups namely; indica, Sativa, and Hybrid. Each has its own unique effect on the mind and body that will provide a distinct experience to the user. A bit of knowledge about these strains will point you in the right direction.
Indica strains have high levels of CBD, provide the calming effect, and low in THC, delivers the psychoactive experience. This works best for a relaxing night with friends, relieving pain, and enjoying a deep snooze.
The plant is smaller in stature, broader leaves, and short flowering cycles than Sativa strains. Indica thrives in cold weather for short periods.
CBD doses are lower, and high in THC. Sativa strains produce a high effect that influences the state of mind and emotion. The energy level is at a peak, the user feels productive and creative, and it fights depression. Since it invigorates, Sativa is suggested for daytime use.
The plant is tall and thin and can rise up to 12 feet; the leaves are narrow and resemble the fingers. It loves a warm climate with long sunshiny days.
A hybrid strain is the offspring of Indica and Sativa strains when combined. Each type of hybrid plant has a distinct ratio of cannabinoids, but many are raised with a high THC percentage. Cannabis growers cultivate hybrid strains based on the desired effect it could be for relaxation, reducing anxiety to giving relief to chemotherapy patients. it could be used either daytime or nighttime depending on the cannabinoid composition of the crossbreed.
Hybrids get the appearance of their cannabis parents. They thrive in temperate weather and are grown in greenhouses.
Cannabis Strains for Sleep
Finding sleep is a troubling disorder it could be a short- or a long-term concern and complicates daily life.
Ingesting cannabis with higher THC content than CBD will get you to slumberland in no time. THC cuts the extent of REM sleep, the cycle where we experience dreams, and to PTSD patients these are nightmares. This will bring you to the deep sleep phase which is the restful part of the sleep cycle.
Discovering the right strain often requires a bit of experimenting. Check out our chosen strains to help you sleep.
Tahoe OG Kush
Tahoe OG Kush is born from parents OG Kush and SFV OG. Its fast sedating effect will give you a good night’s sleep or treatment for an insomniac. It also helps relieve muscle pain, a mood enhancer, and an anti-anxiety aid. It has an earthy taste, pungent aroma, and lasts up to 3 hours.
A cross from Purple Urkle and Big Bud. Perfect for nighttime toking if you have insomnia, depression, and anxiety.
Cannabis Strains for Pain Management
The amount of pain varies from mild to extreme. Pain relief is one of the therapeutic benefits of medical cannabis whether it’s migraine, inflammation, muscle ache, spinal injury, or cramps. Usually, a balance of THC and CBD is recommended for pain, but if it is chronic a high CBD ratio works best.
An infant from Ruderalis and Cannatonic, an evenly balanced crossbreed with 50 percent Indica and 50 percent Sativa. Patients experiencing severe pain use ACDC as well as those suffering from cancer, epilepsy, and seizure. It has a fruity taste and emits a lemongrass or cherry scent.
Blackberry Kush is a mix of Blackberry and Afghani strains. A choice by people suffering from chronic pain, sleep disorder, stress, and anxiety.
Cannabis Strains for Anxiety
Feeling anxious about relocating, starting a new job, or taking a test is normal. It comes and goes and does not bother your daily routine. But, when it stays and the feeling is intense it becomes a disorder and affects your quality of life.
Fortunately, scientists and researchers found the curative effect of CBD in cannabis that helps to remedy the symptoms of anxiety. Keep your doctor in the loop if you will try out these strains, especially if you are suffering from a health condition.
Harlequin has high levels of CBD and a decent level of THC and is a cross of Swiss Sativa, Nepali Indica, Thai Sativa, and Colombian Gold. When ingested the patient suffering from anxiety will feel relaxed and the mood is uplifted. It also works for people with muscle spasms, headaches, joint pains, and migraines.
It is a cross between Blueberry, Emerald OG Kush, Cali Sour D, and Pre-98 Bubba Kush. It has the scent of blueberry and you’ll feel like there’s a headband on your head after smoking. By transporting an anxious patient to a pleasant, calmer mental state the worries are left behind.
Author Bio: Rebecca Akers is an enthusiastic and creative writer at THC Design. Her main goal is to spread information about growing cannabis and its health benefits.