There are many different types of cannabis products available on the market right now. From Indica to Sativa and edibles to concentrate, it can be difficult to choose the right one for your specific needs without knowing the different characteristics and effects of each. Do you want to release your creativity? Are you looking for a mellow high? Or are you in search of the perfect mix? Take a look at the different varieties and forms of marijuana and their attributes to make an informed decision.
Indica is dark green in colour and originates from the Kush region, close to Afghanistan. It is a short plant with broader leaves and a wider plant structure. Indica typically has a higher CBD count than Sativa, and produces a deep relaxing high. It is recommended for use at night due to its calming effects. Indica can be used for decreasing nausea and acute pain, and increasing appetite. Common types of Indica are Purple Kush, Northern Lights, and White Rhino.
Sativa plants are a lighter green, and produce thinner leaves than Indica. The plants often reach 10-12 feet, and contain higher THC counts than Indica, making it a perfect solution for those seeking an energized feeling. Sativa is often used to treat depression, exhaustion, and chronic pain. It works wonders for people in a creative mood and can increase focus and motivation. Some popular types of Sativa are Maui Wowie, Purple Haze, and Laughing Buddha.
As the name implies, hybrid strains are bred with a great genetic balance of Indica and Sativa effects, and provide a great option for those just starting out with weed, who may not know how they want to feel after smoking or vaping. Hybrids can also be a good choice for medical marijuana users as they need to use the product all day and may not be able to sustain the effects of a pure strain and function at the level they need to. Generally, most of the strains grown now are hybrids due to consistent cross breeding.
The term “edibles” refers to any food products containing marijuana. Edibles typically contain THC and CBD, but there are some that are mostly dominant in one cannabinoid. CBD edibles are generally used for medical purposes, while edibles produced with more THC are used for recreation. Edibles can come in an infinite amount of forms and produce a longer, more intense high than other consumption methods. They take a bit longer to hit, as the food is absorbed into your bloodstream via your liver. Marijuana can be added directly to food, or you can use pot-infused oil or butter to cook with. Gummies, brownies, cookies and cannabutter are well-known types of edibles.
Concentrates and extracts are well known forms of cannabis, and are processed to keep the terpenes and cannabinoids intact, while removing excess plant material. They are very versatile, and can be added to joints, bowls, or consumed on their own by dabbing or vaping. Using rosin, shatter, wax, hash or kief results in a quicker and more potent high that lasts 1-3 hours. Concentrates are produced by scraping the trichomes off cannabis flowers and compressing them, while extracts are created using solvent such as butane or alcohol.
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