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5 Common Misconceptions About Marijuana Flower Strains

With the increasing acceptance and legalization of cannabis, more and more people are becoming interested in marijuana flower strains. Unfortunately with this new-found knowledge comes a lot of misinformation about these ongoing debates on its safety, legality, health benefits, and effectiveness for different medical conditions. Whether you're just an enthusiast interested in learning about the various types of marijuana out there or someone looking for relief from certain ailments, it's important to separate fact from fiction when it comes to cannabis strains. In this blog post, we'll debunk five common misconceptions surrounding marijuana flower strains – so that you’re better informed before making your decision.

5 Common Misconceptions About Marijuana Flower Strains

Misconception#1: All Cannabis Strains Get You High

The truth is, not all cannabis strains will get you high. Some people prefer to use low-THC or THC-free cannabis flower strains for medical reasons or simply because they don’t want to experience any psychoactive effects from their medicine. Many CBD-only products contain no THC and won’t get you high at all. This means that if you’re looking for medicinal benefits without any psychoactive effects, you can find what you need in the form of non-psychoactive cannabis products.

Misconception #2: Indica And Sativa Strains Are Completely Different

Indica and Sativa strains can indeed produce different effects when consumed, but it isn’t necessarily true that these two categories are entirely distinct from one another. Many flower strains on the market fall into both categories and contain both Indica and Sativa genetics in varying degrees. This is why it’s important to read product descriptions carefully when selecting your strain because some products may have more Indica or Sativa characteristics than others depending on their ratios of each type of genetics.

Misconception #3: All Marijuana Flowers Smell The Same

Just like with India and Sativa genetics, marijuana flowers can vary greatly in scent depending on which strain they come from. While some flowers might have a strong skunky smell others may have more fruity or floral notes, making them easier to consume without drawing unwanted attention. Different terpene profiles will cause certain buds to have different aromas as well as different flavors when smoked or vaped, so it pays to do your research before purchasing a particular strain if flavor is important to you!

Misconception #4: Color Can Be Used To Identify Cannabis Flower Strains

It may be tempting to assume that a certain color indicates a certain type of strain, but this isn’t always true. For example, while some purple buds might indicate an Indica strain, other purple buds could be sativas! The only way to know for sure which type of genetics a bud contains is by reading its product description or asking your dispensary staff for advice before making your purchase.

Misconception #5: All Cannabis Flowers Have The Same Potency

Similar to the color being used as an indicator for strain type, potency can also vary greatly depending on the specific genetics within each bud. Some flowers might contain higher THC levels than others due to their ratios of India/Sativa genetics as well as their terpene concentrations. It pays to check out lab reports (if available) before purchasing so you know exactly how potent your chosen product is!

Marijuana flower strains come in all shapes and sizes—literally! While some consumers may be tempted to rely on color or smell alone when selecting their ideal bud, this isn't always the best approach since potency can vary greatly between different flowers. Additionally, not all buds will get you high so it's important to read product descriptions carefully before making your purchase to ensure that you're getting exactly what you need! Whether you're looking for something low-THC or something with high CBD content, there's likely a perfect cannabis flower strain out there just waiting for you!

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