Cannabis & Me
A cannabis strain is a genetic variant of a cannabis plant. Most cannabis strains can be classified as either sativa or indica. Today, we also see many strains classified as hybrid due to the genetic combination of both indica and sativa strains in a singular plant.
Sativa strains are thought to be more “uplifting” when consumed and result in a more euphoric/cerebral effect. Sativas are said to be best utilized during daytime.
Hybrids are a combination of sativa and indica strains. Hybrids may lean more toward an indica or sativa classification, resulting in a sativa-dominant hybrid or an indica-dominant hybrid.
Indica strains are thought to be more “relaxing” when consumed and result in more of a calming/whole-body effect. Indicas are said to be best utilized at nighttime.
Terpenes play a major role in determining the effects of a specific strain on the body and mind. The more we learn about the cannabis plant, the better we understand how terpene profiles are critically important to an individual’s cannabis experience.
Terpenes, much like cannabinoids, are secreted by the cannabis plant’s glands during the growing process. Terpenes can be found in any strong-smelling plant or flower, not just cannabis and contribute to the aroma, flavor/taste, and effect when the plant is consumed. Terpenes bind to the endocannabinoid system in the body and brain to produce unique and potentially beneficial effects.
Note: Individual results may vary.