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Choosing the right marijuana strain can be tricky. However, you must understand the type of effects you want from the strain. It is crucial because the buds usually vary in smell, effects, and look.
What should you do? First, think of what you aspire to achieve as this will to a great extent, determine the kind of marijuana strain you will be using.
Through the following three steps, this post helps you choose the right marijuana strain for your use.
Marijuana comes in distinct varieties. They are:
It is a popular strain for social gatherings or parties as it helps evoke conversations. However, high doses of these strains, mainly those having over 18% THC levels might encourage paranoia or anxiety is some people.
On the other hand, athletes and bodybuilders use steroids to improve performance and build lean body muscles. The most popular sativa strains are Sour Diesel, Casey Jones, Golden Goat, and Lemon Skunk.
Therefore, these strains help treat sleep apnea and insomnia. Also, it has cannabinoid (cannabinol CBN), which helps encourage sleep. Cannabinol CBN is a product that you can achieve by cannabis degeneration and therefore, you may create it by allowing your strain to dry out for some time in the sun.
Lab test might help you know if the product has CBN and if yes, to what degree. Therefore, the results will help you choose the right product for your use. As well, you can rely on the traditional go-to indica strains for sleep such as Bubba Kush, BC God Bud, White Rhino, and Granddaddy Purple.
Marijuana has 400+ compounds and having a look at them help you understand their effects. Therefore, depending on what you want, you will choose a strain that provides the same effects. The components are:
On the other hand, CBD is a non-psychoactive compound of the cannabis plant that offers you medicinal effects like pain relief, anti-inflammatory, and anti-anxiety. You can choose CBD-dominant, THC-dominant, or better find a strain with a balance of the two components.
Apart from the primary compounds (THC and CBD), other vital marijuana compounds that you may consider while choosing your strain includes:
They are the aromatic constituents of marijuana plants and fruits. Therefore, terpenes contribute to the strain’s flavor, smell, as well as produce cannabis effects. Terpenes are the critical factors in determining if the marijuana strain feels uplifted, sleepy, or somewhere between the two.
Below are some of terpenes compounds with their medicinal effects:
Even with the many medicinal benefits that marijuana strain offers, you must be cautious while using it. The strains may cause some risks and therefore, understand these risks and their benefits ensure that you choose your strain wisely.