Cannabis strains differ in composition and quality. Some strains have more THC, while others have higher CBD content. Different strains also have different aromas, flavors, and effects on the body.
Find out what each type of cannabis strain is used for and how to identify them.
How do cannabis strains work?
Cannabis strains work by interacting with the body to produce a number of effects. Cannabinoids, which are in cannabis, are the compounds that interact with our bodies and produce these effects.
Each strain has its own mix of cannabinoids. These include tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). THC is what produces the psychoactive effects that give you a high feeling or make you feel “stoned.” CBD does not have psychoactive effects but is known for its medicinal benefits.
There are also other compounds in cannabis, like terpenes, which can offer different aromas and flavors to each strain. For example, some strains of cannabis have an earthy flavor because of terpenes like myrcene; others have a more fruity flavor because they contain terpenes such as limonene.
The different types of cannabis strains
Anatomy of a cannabis strain
There are three main types of cannabis strains: Sativa, Indica, and hybrid. Each type has its own set of effects, flavor, and aroma.
Sativas are known for their cerebral high. On the other hand, Indica strains tend to provide a more mellow, body-heavy effect. Hybrids offer the best of both worlds and typically have a balanced content of THC to CBD.
How do you know what type you’re using?
It can be difficult at times to identify the type of cannabis you are using due to the wide variety currently available on the market. The easiest way to tell is by looking for key identifiers in the strain name or by examining certain characteristics of the plant itself. For example, Sativa plants have a thin leaf structure with long oval-shaped leaves, while Indica plants have broad leaves with round edges. If you’re unsure about what type you’ve purchased, ask your dispensary or try researching online!
Cannabis strains are the different types of cannabis that are available. Though there are many different types of cannabis strains, it is important to remember that there is not one strain that is better than the other. The type of cannabis you choose is entirely up to you and what you are looking for in your cannabis experience.