To Indica or Sativa, that is the question. This time, it is no longer a matter what you are trying to cure, but only about how want to feel. Jack Durango here and this is the Dope Facts. I remember when the red card first came out, and was reading about what the state considered to be legitimate reasons for a Colorado resident to get a medical marijuana card. The interview process was describing what ailments you thought the use of marijuana would help.
Budtenders were trained to know that this strain helped pain, and that strain helped blood pressure. It wasn’t about the plain ole great feeling of a nice ganja buzz. Now, you can walk in, grab something that looks nice, and give it a go. There are some places that do require the medical marijuana card, if you are interested in learning more, you may want to visit somewhere like mmjherb.com to find out more information.
So, for you folks who may be taking a venture into realms unknown, here is what you need to know before going in. There are two types of marijuana: Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Sativa. For you scientific folks, both are part of the Cannabaceae family, a small family of flowering plants.
While there are other chemical components in Cannabis, both C. sativa and indica contain two basic chemicals that give us that feeling we love. You can find some indica online at places similar to a Canadian cannabis dispensary, but I digress. First is Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive chemical in the plant that makes you feel oh so high. Good kind bud can have anywhere between 15%-25% THC.
The second most abundant agent in Cannabis is Cannabidiol (CBD). You can just get CBD products from sites like Buy CBD Online and they don’t give you the “high” effect you get with cannabis. CBD has an anti-psychotic effect and gives you the nice mellow body feeling that makes you stay on the couch all day. Those of us that don’t care much for smoking but are still interested in the idea of CBD may want to have a look at some THC Free CBD that can give them the best of both worlds.
Cannabis Sativa, or simply sativa, will generally contain a significant amount of THC, and a low percentage, 1% or less of CBD. This gives you a more coherent bubbly head high. Most commonly recommended for the daytime smoker. Sativa is typically a taller plant with leafier airy buds.
Now, in the case of an Indica, there will be a comparative amount of THC, but Indicas will have a larger percentage of CBD; I have seen up to 10% on specialty strains. If you are looking for a good bud to help you fall and stay asleep, then an Indica is the way to go. Careful though, some Indicas can have quite a strong body affect. It gets the nickname of “indacouch” for a good reason. The plant is usually shorter and contains dense buds.
The best part of ganja being retail is you get a try a little of this or that, and if you don’t like it, try something else next time. So get out there, give it a try, and let us know what you think.