Marijuana strains are different varieties or cultivars of the cannabis plant. These flowers have distinct characteristics, including different levels of cannabinoids (such as THC and CBD), terpenes, flavors, and effects. Here are some well-known marijuana strains:
Indica strains are known for their relaxing and sedating effects. They are associated with a body high, providing deep relaxation and promoting sleep. Examples include Northern Lights, Purple Kush, and Granddaddy Purple.
Sativa strains are uplifting and energizing. They are known for their cerebral and euphoric effects, promoting creativity and focus. Examples include Sour Diesel, Jack Herer, and Durban Poison.
Hybrid strains are a combination of Indica and Sativa genetics, aiming to capture the best qualities of both types. They have varying effects depending on the specific genetics and cannabinoid profile. Examples include Blue Dream, Girl Scout Cookies, and OG Kush.
These strains are bred to have higher levels of CBD (cannabidiol) and lower levels of THC. CBD is non-intoxicating and is associated with potential therapeutic benefits such as pain relief, relaxation, and reducing anxiety. Examples include Charlotte’s Web, ACDC, and Harlequin.
High-THC: These strains are bred to have higher levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive compound responsible for the “high” associated with cannabis. They provide potent euphoric and psychoactive effects. Examples include Gorilla Glue and Bruce Banner.