How Do I Know Which Cannabis Strain Is Right For Me?

There are many types of cannabis strains and it can be difficult to find the one that is right for you. There are a few ways to narrow down your options. One way is by looking at how each strain makes you feel, or what kind of high they provide. Another way is by taking into account your lifestyle and personality type in order to match with a strain that will complement these qualities best.

How Do I Know Which Cannabis Strain Is Right For Me?

What Is A Cannabis Strain?

Cannabis strains are plants that have been cross-bred and cultivated to produce different effects. These plants contain cannabinoids, which interact with the human body's endocannabinoid system to create a range of sensations including euphoria or relaxation. Because each strain has its own unique composition of cannabinoids, it will affect your mind and body differently depending on this chemical profile as well as other factors such as smell and taste.


What Is Indica, Sativa, And Hybrid Cannabis Strains?

There are three main types of cannabis strains: Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid. The differences between these can be important to know when choosing the right medical marijuana strain for you or your patient. It is best to ask a doctor about what type would work best as it depends on their condition and personal preference too.


  • Indica Strain

Indica strains are typically associated with a body high. These effects include pain relief, muscle relaxation, and an increase in appetite. They can help to relieve insomnia as well as depression or anxiety issues. Indica usually has a higher CBD content than Sativa so the psychoactive effects of THC will be milder should you decide that's what you're looking for.


That said, if your goal is to achieve sleep then an Indica strain may not be right for you since they can cause alertness which could keep you up at night instead of putting you into a deep slumber as one might expect from taking this type of cannabis strain before bedtime!


  • Sativa

Sativa strains are known for their uplifting, invigorating effects. They provide more mental stimulation and focus than THC-heavy Indica strains do. This makes them great choices for daytime use, when you need to be alert and focused on the task at hand!


These cannabis varieties are also popular among patients who suffer from depression because they can have mood-boosting qualities that elevate spirits. Great examples are Strawberry Cough or Super Lemon Haze.


  • Hybrid

Hybrid cannabis strains are created by crossing two or more different types of cannabis together. When the genetic makeup of these plants is combined, it creates a unique plant with its own characteristics and effects. Some hybrids will be Indica-dominant while others could lean toward Sativa or Ruderalis.

They can also fall into their own category that does not exactly fit in either category because they have been hybridized so many times over generations to create something new entirely. It’s up to you to try them out for yourself if you'd want to know what kind of experience each one might offer!


  • Indica-dominant

Indica-dominant strains are those cannabis plants with a high percentage of Indica genes. Indicas have been used for thousands of years as a sleep aid, and they also do well in treating pain relief ailments such as migraines or arthritis. Popularity is growing among patients who suffer from PTSD because it can be very effective at preventing nightmares and flashbacks.

Also, the body buzz provided by this strain type makes it an appropriate choice for people with anxiety disorders that need help relaxing their muscles but don't want to feel excessively tired afterward.


  • Sativa-dominant strains

Generations of cannabis cultivators have bred strains to emphasize certain traits above others, and Sativa-dominant strains are a product of this. These plants tend to grow slower than their Indica counterparts, but they can grow incredibly tall when allowed enough space.


In general, Sativas will also flower for longer periods of time than the shorter flowering times associated with Indicas. One last notable difference between these two types of marijuana is that Sativa dominant hybrids often have higher CBD content while Indicas typically have more THC.


How Will I Know Which Cannabis Strain Is Right For Me?

There are several factors to think about when trying to determine which cannabis strain is right for you.

First, what kind of high do you want? Do you prefer a more energetic effect or something that provides relaxation and pain relief? How much do you want the effects to last? Some strains will provide an immediate impact while others can take up to 30 minutes before their full effects are felt. This varies depending on how it's consumed. No matter your preference, there's probably a perfect cannabis strain out there for you!


Every cannabis strain is different. Some are more energizing, while others will make you feel sleepy or relaxed! You can try to research using Google to find a particular type of cannabis and see if it has the effects that you want before purchasing it from a dispensary. When trying something new at a dispensary, ask for assistance to ensure you get the right product for your needs.


If you're looking to experiment with the different types of cannabis, but don't know which strains are best for your needs, it can be difficult to decide where to start. We have a team of experts that will work with you one-on-one or in groups to help find what type of strain is right for you and set up an individualized plan so that you’re able to get relief from symptoms without any side effects. Give us a call today!

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