In this age of dispensaries and online buying, weed smokers are exposed to a much wider variety of strains than ever before. This diversity of options can be bewildering: which strain to smoke?
That depends on what you’re in for! People turn to cannabis for a variety of motivations—some are looking for better sleep, others for help with medical issues, others for a party-enhancer. Picking the right strain is crucial to getting what you’re looking for out of this versatile plant.
Without further ado, here is our official guide to picking the strain that’s right for you…
INDICA OR SATIVA?
The first choice you’ll make is deciding whether to go for an indica or sativa. Indica strains come in the form of shorter, stubbier plants and tend to chill you out, sedate you, and make you hungrier. It’s often known as the “nighttime weed” and produces more of a body high. Check out our Indica strains here!
Sativas are taller plants and tend to produce more stimulating effects. With Sativas, people experience euphoria, excitement, intellectual and creative stimulation, increased focus, and high energy. Sativas are known to produce a head high and are referred to as “daytime weed”. Check out our Sativa strains here!
Hybrids include elements of both, though they tend to be either indica or sativa-dominant. Check out our Hybrid strains here!
Note that the effects induced by a particular strain often lie someone in the middle of the spectrum, as cannabis strains demonstrate a vast variety of outcomes, not a simple binary effect.
THC AND CBD
You’ll also want to keep an eye on the THC and CBD level. THC is what makes you high and causes a cascade of effects in the body. CBD doesn’t make you high and has an entirely different effects profile, with lots of potential health benefits.