Cannabis strains are hybrids of two cannabis plant types that are usually combined to achieve a greater potent cannabis.
Cannabis strains are created using different cannabis plants, which can be broadly classified as below:
Sativa plants have higher levels of THC and lower levels of CBD. The strains derived from these plants are known to increase focus and thinking and are known for their invigorating mental effects. The mental zing enjoyed by many with the sativa high means that it can foster new ideas and creations. Sativas are categorized as daytime strains because they are capable of providing an uplifting and energetic head high.
Indica plants have wider leaves and they are grown much closer together as compared to a Sativa plant. These plants have a higher CBD content with physically stimulating properties. The strains derived from Indica are noted for their calming effect and ability to relieve pain, insomnia and eliminating anxiety. It has been known to produce a heavy and relaxing body high. Indica is good if you want to shut your mind, relax and pass out!
Hybrid plants are a mix (a hybrid) of indica and sativa and can take on characteristics from both strain families. They have the ability to balance the effects of indica and sativa to yield desirable results. Since hybrids are a mix of sativa and indica, they can provide both mind and body effects. Hybrids can be either indica or sativa-dominant, meaning they can possess more of indica characteristics or sativa characteristics, respectively.
Now that we’ve understood the main sources of cannabis strain, let us have a look at some of the most popular cannabis strains among the marijuana community:
1. Blue Dream
Blue Dream is a hybrid strain between DJ Short’s Blueberry (indica) and Santa Cruz Haze (sativa) that is enjoyed by newbies as well as veterans. With a healthy balance of full-body relaxation and mental stimulation, this hybrid calms our mind and increases philosophical thoughts. It is covered with a fine coat of light orange hairs that looks fresh and tastes sweet.
2. Tahoe OG
This indica is a cross between two well-known OG Kush varieties with a little extra Afghani best used at night. It provides an extremely drowsy, heavy body sensation. It is a powerful sedative and pain-fighting Indica hybrid and is known for its quick-hitting and substantial body effects. This strain has an earthy, lemon taste and is a must try for those suffering from insomnia, pain, or suppressed appetite.
Headband is a cross between OG Kush and Sour Diesel and is one of the most popular strains in the world. This Indica-dominant hybrid claimed its name because of an odd pressure it creates around the head. Headband strain has a mix of earthy, lavender, and sweet flavours that tend to produce a full-bodied high that definitely makes fog our mind and promotes drowsiness.
5. Hindu Kush
Hindu Kush is a potent Indica strain and is one of the oldest strains in history. A small puff of this strain can give a brilliant sensation of relaxation. It may take some time for you to experience a high, but once it does, it is extremely hard hitting. It has a sweet, earthy, berry-like flavour that goes hand in hand with the heavy buzz it delivers. The effect usually begins as a sense of relaxation and progresses toward a state of mental fogginess that induces a deep sense of calm.
6. Juicy Fruit
Also known as fruity juice, this strain is a derived from a hybrid cannabis plant. It is a cross between pure Afghani indica and Thai sativa. The smell of this strain is both tangy and sweet like that of a fruit punch, lemon or plum. The strain gives a dizzy, light-headed feeling that can last up to 3-4 hours.
7. Northern Lights
Northern lights a pure Indica strain that has given rise to famous hybrids like Shiva Skunk and Super Silver Haze. It is inarguably, the most popular strains of today. It has an earthy aroma, somewhat pine like and it tastes unique and refreshing. It feels like you’re in a pine forest once it’s smoke is released! It is a medical dispensary favourite and ideal for deep relaxation, sociability, pain relief and inducing happiness focus and creativity.
Growers usually look for top quality marijuana seeds that can produce potent strains. Customers can order weed online from such growers. Strains are growing in popularity as they give a more satisfying and effective form of cannabis consumption and are readily available at all legal dispensary. While one strain might give you a feeling of euphoria, another may produce a calming effect. So, it provides users with the freedom to choose the desired effect according to their preferences.
Source: The Weed Blog