Every strain has unique properties and you’ll have to discover which are the best for your ailments. When selecting cannabis, the first step is to do some research on what kind of cannabis will work best to alleviate your individual symptoms. There are a few ways to learn about which marijuana strains might be right for you:
- Use Greenly’s Ailment Chart to sort out which strains and cannabinoids fit your exact symptoms.
- Explore a variety of strains. If you are new to cannabis, it may be beneficial to try small amounts of different marijuana strains when you are first starting out. This will help you test different strains and different varieties (indicas, sativas, or hybrids) to find your perfect match. Also, read our article on Indica vs. Sativa to help you decide between the two most popular marijuana strains.
Hybrids are created to retain certain desired characteristics from indica and sativa plants. By altering the ratio of indica and sativa influences, growers can breed hybrids for a particular high, flavor and aroma. Most medical marijuana varieties available today are hybrids as they bring together the best of both indica and sativa marijuana characteristics.
Indica strains originally come from the hash producing countries of the world like Afghanistan, Tibet and Morocco. Indica flowers will be thick and dense, with flavors and aromas ranging from pungent skunk to spicy and fruity. Indica cannabis plants are short, dense plants, with broad leaves that grow a darker green. Indica generally create a body high that is relaxing and medicinal, and tend to have a higher THC count than some sativas–generally speaking. This equates to a much more sedative type of high that is good for a variety of medical problems. Indica plants are the most narcotic and produce the greatest pain blocking qualities, is a great medical cannabis choice for patients with any sort of pain.
Among other symptoms, indicas treat:
- Appetite Stimulation
- Muscle Spasms and Tremors
Sativa strains originally come from Mexico, Colombia, Thailand and Southeast Asia. Pure sativa is a rarity in the cannabis industry, as it is very hard to cultivate. Sativa cannabis is a tall, thin plant, with much narrower leaves and grow a lighter green in color. They have flavors that range from earthy to sweet and fruity. Sativa strains tend to have a higher THC than CBD count, paired with terpenes like limonene and pinene–which equals a more cerebral, soaring type of high. Sativa strains have an energetic high, which can stimulate brain activity and uplift moods. Pure sativa highs can often induce slight paranoia and irregular heart beats, if the consumer has a medical history of tachycardia or similar. Therefore, sometimes sativa strains are a rare choice for medical users. The uplifting capabilities of the plant have been very beneficial for people with depression and anxiety–and even tend to stimulate creativity.
The sativa strains are more of a stimulant, effective in treating:
- Appetite Stimulation
- Relieving Depression
- Pain and Nausea
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