We’ve all heard terms like “Sativa” or “Indica,” but there is a lot more to know about the cannabis you are buying. As you look at products at a dispensary or online, there is often terminology that is unfamiliar to you, such as “strain.”
strains of weed refer to the ancestors of specific marijuana plants. The genetic history of a strain can help you understand its effects and benefits.
Cultivators and dispensaries are sensitive to the subjective efficacy of certain strains for different ailments, and they grow and make available as many different strain options as possible. Among these ailments are HIV/AIDS, cancer, fibromyalgia, glaucoma, Parkinson’s, and all types of arthritis.
Green Horizons: Navigating the Spectrum of Weed Strains
It is common to use marijuana for medicinal purposes. Choosing the right strain is critical for a patient’s recovery. A patient will typically have to try several strains before finding a potent and effective one for their condition.
Different strains produce different effects based on their terpene content. These terpenes are the essential oils that give a marijuana plant its aroma and flavor profile, as well as its behavioral effects.
Indicas are known for their muscle-relaxing effects, while sativas are known for energizing effects. There are, however, a number of hybrids that have characteristics of both sativa and indica. These are often referred to as hybrids or sativa-dominant strains, and they tend to have a ratio of 60/40 sativa to indica traits.