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How To Find the Best Cannabis Strain for You

However, even just a little knowledge about the different strains that exist and what properties they have can help you make informed decisions. We walk you through what is meant by “cannabis strains” and how to pick the one(s) that best suit your lifestyle and individual needs.

The same way you can get different types of squash, apples, or roses, cannabis comes in different varieties, known as “strains,” depending on where and how the plant has been grown. Crossbreeding creates many different strains as well. For simplicity, these unique strains can be classified under three categories: indica, which is generally more relaxing; sativa, which is more energizing; and hybrid, which combines strains for a more balancing effect. These classifications are useful, but it’s important to note that they don’t necessarily paint the full picture. We recommend that you read up on the specific strain you’re considering to see if it’s the one for you, based on what you’re looking to get out of it. 
Also, note that different strains will have different effects from individual to individual. On a more practical level, you should also consider your budget and — if you’re shopping in person — whether you like a specific product’s aroma.

Indica strains are typically indicated for nighttime use to help you fall and stay asleep or for when you’re looking to relax and de-stress. Other cannabis products are known to help improve your mood and can act as effective appetite stimulants.

Sativa strains are typically indicated for daytime use and are known to energize the user and boost creativity; but as with indica, that doesn’t tell the full story. Many sativa cannabis products promote energy, creativity and improve productivity while also providing relaxation similar to indica. Therefore, sativa strains are both energizing and relaxing.

Hybrid strains are exactly what they sound like: a cross between existing strains. There is a vast range of hybrid strains because the combinations are endless. Hybrid cannabis can be “sativa-dominant, indica-dominant, or equally balanced,” according to Weedmaps. Hybrid strains can help manage sleep issues and can make you feel relaxed and happy. 
White Widow is popular among users looking to support their mental health. It’s a great mood booster and can help with pain and stress as well. We also like Wedding Cake, which has hints of vanilla frosting and can induce a euphoric state.

In short, picking the best cannabis strain for you is a personal decision that will likely take some trial and error until you find the right one. Your desired effects should be your priority while making your choice, but the taste and price are also important considerations. Shop our menu of various cannabis products to find what works for you!