What Kind of Marijuana Should I Get?
“cannabinoids relieve symptoms of illness by attaching to receptors in the brain that look for similar compounds that occur in the human body, such as dopamine”.
Sativa and Indica are the two kinds of medicinal marijuana and Hybrids are a cross between both strains of Indica and Sativa.
Sativas - Have higher levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and are not as strong as Indica. Many people find it increases serotonin levels, increasing mood as well as helping with relief from their condition. It is considered to increase focus and creativity and elevate energy levels, giving a ‘head’ or ‘mind’ high. They are good for relaxation and conditions that affect the mind. They also effect the eye and are ideal for ailments such as glaucoma.
Indica - Indicas can be highly effective at relieving physical body pains and helping with migraines and sleep disorders and insomnia.
Hybrids - Indica- Sativa and Sativa-Indica. Hybrids try to capture the best of both these strains. Each hybrid strain is developed to treat different conditions and have different effects. The goal of hybrids is to minimize some of the unwanted effects of one while adding the desired effects of the other. Indica-dominanted hybrids are effective for pain relief and the sativa component allows for the maintenance of energy and activity levels. Sativa-dominanted strains help stimulate appetite, with the Indica component helping to reduce body pain and increase relaxation.
Choosing the best medical marijuana strain for your specific condition can take some trial and error. Being aware of the difference between the two main strains can help shorten the search. Here are some of popular medical marijuana strains and the conditions they can help: