Understanding the Different Effects of Different Cannabis Strains

, 02/03/2021

Purple Dream. Pineapple Express. Sour Diesel. Starfighter.

These aren’t movie titles or band names or types of candy, these are just a few examples of some of the cannabis strains you may find at your local dispensary, and ones we also feature on our menu at Tweedleaf. We’ve cultivated and curated premium cannabis products for our customers that promise varying flavors, effects, and different levels of CBD and THC. If it’s your first time shopping at a dispensary, or you’ve decided to branch outside of your usual go-to strain, deciding on what to purchase may be a little overwhelming.

Should you get flower or a concentrate? Edibles or tinctures? What will make you feel more energetic and what will leave you sinking into your couch? Most people don’t even realize that so many factors play into what kind of strain they should buy. It’s important to know the different effects of various cannabis strains so you can have the experience you were looking forward to when you purchased it.

Below are a few of the things you should know about cannabis strains so you can choose the product that will best complement your lifestyle. Keep in mind, however, that the physical and mental effects may vary as cannabis reacts with the receptors in our bodies in different ways.

Indica: A heavy body high
Indica strains typically produce a more physical high than a mental one. People use indica strains as a sleep aid, for increased appetite, and as a pain reliever. You’ve had that ‘melting into the couch’ feeling after a long day at work, and this is exactly how an indica strain will make you feel (likely with more intensity). If you’ve planned a day full of activities or want to be productive, an indica strain wouldn’t be the best choice. This is the strain you should smoke during a night-in when you’re going to sit around, listen to music, or watch movies.

Some of our most popular indica strains include Peyote Cookies, 9 lb Hammer, and UK Cheese.

Sativa: A head high
If the indica experience is all about the body high, the sativa experience is mostly in your head. These flowers actually encourage creativity, stimulate your mind, and are known to give users a burst of focus and energy. Maybe you want to paint, read, or just walk around outside. A sativa strain would make the perfect addition to these plans. You’ll feel a head high, but it’s not going to prevent you from being active.

Some of our most popular sativa strains include Blue Dream, Cherry Lime Haze, and Sour Lemons.

Have it both ways
If you’re looking for the best of both worlds, you can purchase a hybrid strain. These strains are a perfect combination of indica and sativa and will allow you to feel characteristics of both at the same time. One of the biggest perks of hybrid flowers is that you can select a product that is more dominantly indica or sativa, so you can still have control over your experience. Indica-dominant hybrid strains will leave you feeling a little more stoned, but it won’t put you right to sleep. On the other hand, a sativa-dominant hybrid strain will still allow you to be creative and alert, but you’ll also feel a body high.

Some of our most popular hybrid strains include Pineapple Express, Afghani, and Star Rocks Infused Cones, which are our infused pre-rolls.

Once you have a better idea of what strain you want to buy, you can begin looking for your next favorite strand. You can check out our full menu of products online to see if any grab your attention. Or feel free to contact our Tweedleaf staff with any more questions you may have.

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