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Cannabis 101

What strain is best for you?


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2 Main Compounds in Cannabis:

Each strain’s THC / CBD ratio will determine the effects it has.

THC – Tetrahydrocannabinol

THC
Tetrahydrocannabinol

  • Induces a mental “high” feeling
  • Psychoactive cerebral effects
  • Elevates mood and promotes hunger
  • Sativas have higher THC ratios
CBD – Cannabidiol

CBD
Cannabidiol

  • Induces a relaxed “body high” feeling
  • Non-psychoative medicinal effects
  • Promotes sleep, relaxation and pain relief
  • Indicas have higher CBD ratios

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2 Main Categories of Cannabis Strains:

Most strains are categorized within Sativa or Indica,
the plants may also be cross-bred to create Hybrids

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Cultivation

Sativa

Sativa plants are much taller and usually grow within 6-12 feet tall. Much like the plants, their leaves tend to be longer and skinnier with a lighter green color. Sativa plants also take longer to grow at 9-12 weeks to harvest.

Indica

Indica plants are more short and bushy, usually growing 2-4 feet tall. Much like the plants, their leaves tend to be wide with a darker green color. These plants are usually ready to harvest within 6-8 weeks.

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Physical Effects

Sativa

Sativas produces a more cerebral, “spacey” feeling. Because of the higher THC content, some find these strains to feel uplifting, energizing and creative. However, some react to the higher THC with slight paranoia

Indica

Indicas produce a more relaxed, mellow feeling. Because of the lower THC content, these strains are less psychoactive than the Sativas. The higher CBD content makes these strains helpful for various physical ailments.

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Medicinal Benefit

Sativa

The uplifting effects of Sativas are beneficial to mental and behavioral issues like depression or ADHD. Also promotes hunger, which helps anorexia and cancer patients.

Indica

The physical effects of Indicas help against chronic pain, muscle spasms, nausea and insomnia. Indicas can also help ease Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia and Crohns.


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