Which Strain Should I Use? A Medical Marijuana Guide

Marijuana strains or cannabis strains are types of cannabis which are cultivated by cannabis growers to have some specific effects and characteristics in a person’s body.

From a high-THC level to a low-CBD level and a hybrid between these two, cannabis cultivators have created with the help of genetics and cultivation techniques a wide variety of marijuana strains to fit everyone’s needs specifically.

These marijuana strains go through an entire process during their cultivation which is highly controlled in order to have all the effects wanted by the creator of the strain. If anything goes wrong in the cultivation, these cannabis strain may become useless to cultivators and cannabis producers.

Like these cannabis strains have different effects and are cultivated for different purposes, this article will be your help in guiding you while choosing the best marijuana strain for you.

Which Strain Should I Use?

A medical marijuana guide is not always easily comprehended by beginners, especially because of the variety of marijuana slangs that there are out there. However, thinking of you we are going to explain the main marijuana strains so that there aren’t any doubts left when choosing your cannabis strain.

Medical marijuana strains can be either divided into Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica, and Hybrid or they can be divided by their amounts of compounds content, such as THC and CBD.

To start off, let’s explain two of the most important cannabis compounds. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD) are substances found on the cannabis plant, and they are responsible for a wide variety of marijuana effects. THC is the most known marijuana compound, which holds the psychoactive effects of the plant and makes people high.

CBD is the compound mostly known for helping children with epilepsy going seizure free and treating several other medical conditions such as insomnia and nausea, and the best news for those who are not really into getting high is that it lacks any psychoactive effects.

High-CBD strains are appropriate to treat anxiety disorders, insomnia, nausea and vomiting, inflammation, cancer, seizures including those related to epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, headaches, pain, Parkinson’s disease, Crohn’s disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, muscle spasms, and eating disorders.

High-THC strains are known to help with chronic pain, depression, glaucoma symptoms, migraines, fatigue and sleepiness, nausea, ADHD, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s disease, and also increasing the patients mood, creativity, focus, and overall mood.

Why did I explain the concept of THC and CBD first? There are some marijuana experts who don’t believe that Cannabis Sativa and Cannabis Indica makes any difference in how marijuana is going to affect you since they are just two different types of the cannabis plant which are grown and cultivated differently.

So, what makes Cannabis Sativa strains different from Cannabis Indica strains? Cannabis Sativa strain is said to have a higher THC content than Cannabis Indica, which often has a higher CBD or Cannabinol (CBN) content than Cannabis Sativa.

Both of them are grown and cultivated differently, and they also have different characteristics like their smell, flavor, size, and harvest time. And what’s a hybrid cannabis? The explanation is as simple as its name induces. A hybrid cannabis is a mixture of Cannabis Sativa and Cannabis Indica, which is designed to attend patients’ who need different levels of THC, CBD, and CBN for treating their medical conditions.

An example of a hybrid cannabis strain is Bubba Kush, which has a high- THC content even if it’s a hybrid of Cannabis Indica, the marijuana strain known for having low-THC levels. This marijuana strain is appropriate for treating insomnia, stress, pain, lack of appetite and even depression. Since the most common parameter used to differentiate Cannabis Sativa and Cannabis Indica from each other is the THC and CBD content, you only need to know which of these cannabis compounds is more appropriate for treating your medical condition.

The marijuana strain AC/DC is a high-CBD strain and it has almost a non- existent amount of THC content. This cannabis strain is perfect for patients who are worried about side effects since high-CBD strains such as AC/DC has little to no side-effects. This cannabis strain provides patients with anti-anxiety and relaxing effects.

Sweet and Sour Widow is a marijuana strain that contains similar levels of THC and CBD, and because of that, this strain is fairly stronger than the others. This strain gives the patient more energy, helping with fatigue and depression.

All things considered, you’ll be able to find the perfect marijuana strain for your medical condition at a medical marijuana dispensary. Just pay attention to the labels carefully or ask for help to a budtender to properly pick your medical marijuana strain.

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