Whether you’ve smoked or partaken of cannabis products for years or you are a relative newcomer to the culture, you are likely aware that each cannabis product is derived from a different strain of cannabis. Knowing the details of various types of plants and understanding the differences between their effects can help you make a more informed selection for yourself.
Plus, strain knowledge is just interesting information to know — and to impress your friends with! Below is a listing of various strains that we offer here at our Lakewood and Eaglewood, Colorado Locations. Take a look, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you would like more information.
What Is a Cannabis Strain?
A cannabis strain is simply a type or “breed” of cannabis. Cannabis plants as a whole have been proposed to alter mood, relieve chronic pain, and simply add good vibes to a person’s day, and now research is backing up these claims. It’s important to note, however, that different marijuana strains may affect consumers in different ways.
Overall, cannabis plants here in Colorado, as well as throughout the world, are mainly classified as “indica” and “sativa”: These differences refer to their structure and leaf shape. Indica plants are thought to be more sedating, while cannabis sativa are known for their invigorating or energizing effects. To make things more complicated, “hybrid” plants are a mix of indica and sativa characteristics and deliver a blend of these qualities. Are these effects true for everyone, or is it in the perception of the consumer? The answer is perhaps a little bit of both. It’s also important to remember that it’s nearly impossible to predict someone’s unique response to cannabis products.
To break things down further, cannabis cultivators have selectively bred cannabis over the years to create unique plants that all contain a specific blend of characteristics as well as THC and CBD levels. These two compounds are the dominant cannabinoids in marijuana plants, with THC being known for psychoactive effects (like the trademark “high” of cannabis) and CBD mostly being used for more medical ailments like chronic pain and anxiety.
Get To Know Our Strains
Here’s a brief overview of popular strains that we have the privilege of providing our customers. You can additionally search here for indica, sativa, or hybrid, and you can also filter the content by grams, predicted THC content, and price!
1. Irene OG Flower
This sweet-named sativa strain flower derived from the OG Kush plant is perfect for smoking and contains up to 18.56% THC. Customers report feeling creative, energetic, and happy effects.
2. GG #4 Flower
Boasting up to 19.6% THC content and leading our customers to report feelings of great relaxation and calm, this option is a hybrid related to the GG flower. It’s best smoked or vaped.
3. Sour Nightmare Flower
Don’t let the scary name fool you: This sativa provides up to 19.18% THC content and may lead you to feel inspired and energetic. Like the first two on the list, it’s ideal for smoking or vaporizing.
4. Commerce City Kush #5 Flower
Do you remember that indica plants are generally known for their sedating effects? This indica strain can deliver up to 29.51% THC content — wow! If you want to relax or take a nap after smoking your favorite cannabis indica strain, this may be the perfect choice for you.
5. White Super Skunk Flower
This oddly-named sativa option that’s the offspring of the The White and Super Skunk strains can provide up to 18.4% THC content, and it’s reported by our customers to lead to feelings of inspiration and better focus. It originates in Afghanistan and Mexico.
Questions To Ask Before Choosing a Strain
Now that you know that each strain you encounter will have a different classification, you can ask yourself a few important questions before purchasing your cannabis. These may include:
- What effect am I looking for? Do I want to feel “high,” or am I seeking treatment for a physical issue?
- Am I looking for indica, sativa, or hybrid flowers, or do I need help choosing?
- Do I desire a strain that will be more easily smoked or consumed as an edible, or does it not matter?
If you’re hesitant to try a new strain, know that there’s likely no reason to fear the change. For example, if you had a rough experience with an indica strain, you may have eaten or taken a larger dose than you needed, or perhaps sativa would be a better option for you. For those concerned about the dosage, remember that it’s always better to start small and work your way up to a larger dose. Microdosing is another popular option for sensitive folks or those new to cannabis products in general.
Connect With Us
Hopefully, by now, you understand that there is great diversity within the cannabis world. Your perfect strain may be out there, waiting to be discovered by you. Experiment with different strains to better understand how they interact with your unique physiology, or ask us for a recommendation.
It’s important to ask questions sooner rather than later if you have them, and we welcome your comments. Get in touch with us at Good Meds to discuss these options further or chat about cannabis in general. We look forward to serving you at our Lakewood and Eaglewood, Colorado locations and through our online store!