Cannabis strains vary in their effects. The main factor that accounts for the potency and effects of cannabis is the concentration of THC. What strains should you look for to make the experience as deep as possible? Where do the strongest strains come from and what should you know about them? What's the difference between a sativa and an indica variety? If you're new to cannabis and want to know more about the most common types, check out this article.
What are the different strains of cannabis?
Cannabis indica - full relaxation - BODY
Cannabis indica is one of the most popular types of the popular stimulant. The genus originates from the mountainous areas of India, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Indica varieties are squat and stocky and their buds are enticingly aromatic. The indica type flowers faster than the sativa (around 45 to 60 days) and offers a different experience.
Map of Sativa Indica Cannabis Origins
Indica cannabis provides a feeling of blissful relaxation due to the increased dose of CBD. In addition, cannabis increases sensations such as taste, touch and sound. In larger quantities, they have a sleep-inducing effect. The correspondingly high concentration of CBD has been noted by scientists involved in the use of marijuana in medicine.
The indica strain forms the basis of some marijuana-based medicines. Like sativa, indica also has special strains. Among the most popular are Kushs, which originated in mountainous Afghanistan. The classic Kush is divided into the following types:
- OG Kush - one of the most popular "indica" strains. It has a stimulating effect on the body and mind. THC concentration high up to 15-20%. Bubba Kush - pleasant and intense aroma, characterized by a relaxing effect. It is characterized by a short flowering period and easy cultivation. It is one of the most popular species in America. It is characterized by 8% THC concentration and long lasting effect. Critical Kush - is a combination of O.G Kush and Critical mass. It has pain relieving properties and a high THC concentration (around 20%). The taste is distinct, slightly citrusy and notes of acidity are noticeable. Tahoe is an interesting combination of 60% indica and 40% sativa. Thanks to the high THC dosage, it is suitable for those who suffer from chronic insomnia. Depending on how it is grown Tahoe offers 10-20% THC. Lemon Kush - a strain in which the composition is dominated by the indica strain (more than 50%). It has an average THC concentration of 5% to 15%. Helps fight depression, pain and insomnia. It provides a feeling of relief and relaxation. The taste is noticeable notes of citrus.
Images of Cannabis Sativa, Indica and Ruderalis
Cannabis sativa - stimulation and fun - MIND
Cannabis sativa, the Polish equivalent of its Latin name, can be found in most countries where the climate remains warm and the growing season is long. Sativa can be found in distant regions of Asia, such as Thailand or Cambodia, as well as North America, such as Mexico. It's worth knowing that in Poland varieties of the above mentioned species were obtained and then used for industrial purposes. Of course, the resulting strain contained a negligible concentration of the psychoactive compound THC (<0.2%).
What properties and peculiarities does the original seed hemp have? First of all, the flowering time is relatively long but the sensations that cannabis sative offers are especially appreciated by users. To speed up the flowering process and also to increase the sensation a popular Haze strain was developed. Today it is one of the strongest cannabis subspecies offering a deep psychedelic experience with a sweet, pleasant taste and euphoric feeling. Very productive strain growing to 80-210 cm. THC content is high, oscillating around 22%. The downside of Haze is that it needs a warm climate to grow. The classic cannabis strain remains a little weaker, but has a pleasant sensation.