There’s a lot more to Cannabis than most people realize. Like all plants, there are different strains and types of Cannabis. Some produce a more intense high, and others a more subtle one. If you intend on using Cannabis, recreationally or medicinally, you need to find the strain that’s right for you.
Rather than delving into specific strains and naming them, this post will tell you how you can choose a strain. When you know how to choose one, you can then begin searching, and even ask your local dispensary clerk for help.
Here is how to choose a Cannabis strain.
What do you want to use Cannabis for? There are literally thousands of Cannabis strains available for purchase. Some are grown for a specific purpose, i.e., to treat anxiety. If you have a health condition and want to use the Cannabis plant to treat the symptoms, then you should try to find a strain that has been grown solely for the purpose of treating it. As long as your condition is treatable by Cannabis, this should not be hard to do. There are online directories of Cannabis strains, where you can learn about which strains are used for treating what. Also, if you just want to get high, then try to find a strain that’s high in THC, and popular among smokers. Always read a strain’s reviews before using it.
Cannabinoid content is always something you need to consider when you are shopping around for Cannabis. Cannabinoids are the chemicals that make up the Cannabis plant. The two most well-known ones are THC and CBD (tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol, respectively). THC is Cannabis’ chief psychoactive component, and therefore, if you want to get really high, you need to find a strain that’s high in THC. CBD is more therapeutic and non-psychoactive, which means if you have health problems you want to treat, it’s good to find a strain that is high in THC. You can find out about a strain’s cannabinoid content by asking the dispensary selling it, or by using a directory.
Environmental variables are another consideration to make, too. However, you cannot use a directory to help you to learn about environmental variables, because they depend on the dispensary that has been growing the Cannabis that you are buying. Some dispensaries grow the same strains as others ones. However, the way that they grow them is different. Some use chemical pesticides, and others natural ones. Some dispensaries grow organically, and others don’t. Ideally, try to find a dispensary selling organic Cannabis. Organic Cannabis is more expensive but is better for your body.
Cost of Strain
How much is the strain that you want to buy going to cost? Some strains are more expensive than others, because of their high cannabinoid content. If you are on a budget, then you will want to avoid expensive strains. Another factor that can bump up a strain’s price is the way that it was grown, as mentioned previously. Organically grown Cannabis is usually sold for significantly more than non-organic Cannabis, mainly because it is better for people’s health, and also because it is more expensive to grow. You have to invest a lot more time and money into growing anything organic than you do non-organic stuff.
Some strains are harder to find than others. Just because you can find a strain on a directory does not necessarily mean that you will be able to find it in person. The good thing about Cannabis is that you can always grow it yourself. If the strain that you want to buy is available in seed form, then you can grow it at home (provided that it is legal for you to do so in your state or country). Cannabis seeds can be found all over the web, meaning it’s possible for you to grow your own if you want to.
Lastly, consider potency. Some strains are a lot more powerful than others. If you are new to smoking Cannabis, then you should try to avoid highly potent strains. After all, smoking very potent Cannabis could lead to you having a bad experience. Cannabis is a drug you should stagger. Start off smoking small amounts of weak strains and familiarise yourself with the high. If you smoke too much of a potent strain you could get higher than you have ever been in your life before, which could be an uncomfortable experience.
Cannabis is a very popular drug and is used in most of the world’s countries, even in ones where it is not legal. If you want to use it, and if it is legal where you live, then research strains and find ones that interest you. Then, either buy these strains from your local dispensary or grow them yourself.