Sativa – which is known to be more energetic and uplifting high. Tends to have a more grassy type odor to the buds providing an uplifting, energetic and cerebral high that is best suited for daytime smoking. A sativa high can be filled with creativity and energy, can spark new ideas and creations. Those with a heightened anxiety or mental health concerns may need to use caution.
Benefits of Sativa:
Feelings of well-being and at-ease
Up-lifting and cerebral thoughts
Stimulates and energizes
Increases focus and creativity
Helps with Chronic pain
Indica – strong physical body high that will make you sleepy, leaves you relaxed and social. The stronger varieties will numb your body and put you to sleep. Great for relaxation, stress relief and “couchlock” Tends to have a strong sweet or sour odor to the buds providing a very relaxing and strong body high that is helpful in treating general anxiety, body pain, and sleeping disorders. Usually smoked during non active times of the day, late evening or right before bed. Can reduce nausea for cancer patients and stimulate appetite.
Benefits of Indica:
Relieves body pain
Hybrid – strains consisting of both indica and sativa (30% indica – 70% sativa, 50% – 50% combinations, 80% indica – 20% sativa). Hybrids provide the best of both worlds. Top strains from indica and sativa are selected and combined into a super stain that maintains the best aspects from both parents. Hybrids can be indica or sativa dominant and have effects to match.
-Absorption through the lining of the mouth and under the tongue.
Effects are felt throughout the entire body. Examples are tinctures and hard candies.
-Absorption through oral ingestion similar to how we ingest food or beverages.
Examples are edibles and drinks.
-Absorption through inhalation, smoking, and vaporizing.
Examples are flowers and concentrates.
-Absorption through the skin typically giving only localized effects.
Examples are topical applications.
Cannabinoids & Terpenes
– There are over 85 cannabinoids in cannabis.
– THC and CBD are the most prevalent.
– THC effects are more psychoactive.
– CBD effects are more sedative, relieve muscle pain.
– Gives cannabis varieties their smell and taste with distinctive flavors like citrus, berry, mint, and pine.
– Over 100 different terpenes have been identified in the cannabis plant.
– Help account for the unique effects induced by each cannabis strain.
– Bind to cannabinoid receptor sites and effect their chemical output.
– Can also modify how much THC passes through the blood-brain barrier.