Why you should look beyond Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid to choose the most appropriate cannabis strain

Why you should look beyond Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid to choose the most appropriate cannabis strain

One of the primary lessons that cannabis lovers learn first is about the different species of cannabis plants that are sources for marijuana. To help weed lovers decide which weed to buy, the focus is on the origin of the cannabis plant, and the choice is between the two main species Indica and Sativa, as well as the third species, a hybrid of the two.  It has been to cardinal rule to identify the weed category to ascertain its suitability in meeting the expectations of marijuana lovers.

The categorization of the cannabis plant becomes vital as it signifies the attributes of the strains and the kind of effect one can expect from it.  Regardless of the form of cannabis, leaves or buds, edibles, or vapes, the categorization serves as a benchmark for cannabis buyers. They try to gauge the efficacy and effects of the products by referring to their origin.

The common perception about the labels of cannabis is that sativas are energetic, indicas are chill, and if someone wants to balance the two, then the hybrid is the choice. However, there is some skepticism about the classification because these indicators seldom point to users’ experience by using some specific product belonging to any of the categories. The fact remains that drawing inference about the experience by referring to the cannabis category is often inaccurate.

What you should look for in cannabis strains to ascertain their suitability for your use is given below.

Cannabinoid Content

When choosing cannabis products, you must first decide what you want to accomplish. The goals and criteria will be entirely different for users seeking medical benefits from cannabis and those who wish to use it for recreational purposes. To judge the potency or efficacy of cannabis products, you must focus on the CBD and THC content in the strains.  THC is a psychoactive compound that causes high because of its mind-altering abilities as it affects the brain’s functioning.  However, strains with high THC can be suitable for medicinal uses to treat insomnia, pain, and cancer.

CBD or Cannabinoid is the other strain found in cannabis low on THC, which may be absent if obtained from the Hemp plant. CBD is the true medical marijuana as it does not cause high and can create conditions like seizures, inflammation and anxiety, and depression, among other things.

Therefore, for the medicinal use of cannabis, it is vital to consider the dosage based on THC content. Furthermore, determining the correct dosage ensures safety because excess consumption can only worsen the symptoms.

Terpene Composition

The aroma and flavor of weeds result in the terpene content in the cannabis strain. Plants contain terpenes which are aromatic compounds that attract pollinators and repel predators. Therefore, the various kinds of aroma spread by the cannabis plant are due to the terpene content. Limonene, Mycrene, Terpinolene, Pinene, Caryophiliene, and Lianlool are the 6 types of terpenes found in cannabis.

The distinct characteristics of each type influence the user experience.