Why is it important what type of weed I consume?

Each major strain of cannabis has its own range of effects on the body and mind resulting in a wide range of medicinal benefits. If you are consuming cannabis it's important to know exactly what your desired effects are and find the strain that is perfect for you.

Marijuana strains range from pure sativas to pure indicas and hybrid strains consisting of both indica and sativa (30% indica – 70% sativa, 50% – 50% combinations, 80% indica – 20% sativa). Because sativa and indica buds have very different medicinal benefits and effects, certain strains can better treat specific illnesses.

When deciding between indica and sativa refer to this chart

Night time use Day time use
Body high Cerebral high
Sedative Energetic
Relieves anxiety Stimulates appetite
Causes sleepiness Enhances creativity
Relieves pain Relieves depression
High CBD level Higher THC level

What is Indica and how can it help me?

Indica dominant marijuana strains tend to have a strong sweet or sour odor (ex. Kush, OG Kush, Northern Lights) and provide a very relaxing and strong body high that can help relieve general anxiety, body pain, and sleeping disorders (to name a few).

Indicas are very effective for overall pain relief and are often used to treat insomnia for many people. Medical marijuana patients most commonly consume indica buds in the late evening before bed. Many of people in our community have found that it makes them feel sleepy and tired – great for a good night's sleep!

Benefits of Indica:

  1. Relieves body pain
  2. Relaxes muscles
  3. Relieves spasms, reduces seizures
  4. Relieves headaches and migraines
  5. Relieves anxiety or stress
The most popular indica strains include: Kush, Northern Lights and White Widow.

What is Sativa and how can it help me?

Sativa dominant strains tend to have a more grassy type odor. Most of our patients report an uplifting, energetic and "cerebral" high that is best suited for daytime consumption.

A sativa high is one filled with creativity and energy. If you're looking for your next breakthrough idea sativa is for you. It is known to spark genius ideas and creations! Many artists take advantage of the creative powers of sativa bud to create paintings

Benefits of Sativa:

  1. Feelings of well-being and at-ease
  2. Uplifting and cerebral thoughts
  3. Stimulates and energizes
  4. Increases focus and creativity
  5. Fights depression
The most popular sativa strains include: Purple Haze, Sour Diesel and Jack Herer.

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