When it comes to cannabis varieties, there are two primary strains: indica and sativa. On a general level, each of these has its own effects. Cannabis growers over the years, however, have come to find by marrying certain strains, new forms can be born, each of which has a different effect on a various ailment one may be experiencing. With a little research, and a little testing, it’s easy to find something which can work for any problem you may be experiencing.
Indica and Sativa
Indica and sativa, your two basic strains of cannabis, provide effects on opposite sides of the spectrum. Indica gives you a calming effect. This is the kind of cannabis you want if you’re experiencing anxiety or insomnia. It will help you relax and, if you’d like, fall asleep.
Sativa, on the other hand, is full of energy. It can help you focus on whatever you’ve got going on. It will get you in the mood to get things done. Sativa is what you want if you just need something help get your head straight, but still keep you going throughout the day.
Within each of the two primary strains are various substrains. For instance, there is a Blueberry variant of indica which hails back to the 1970s. It has a flavor akin to blueberries and relaxes while easing pain and relieving stress.
On the opposite end is the Haze variant of sativa. Haze was first cultivated in the 1960s. It gives a lot of energy and makes people feel creative, to some extent.
By blending marrying these two strains and growing a new one, you get what is called Blue Dream, one of the more popular strains out there right now. Blue dream is a hybrid form of cannabis, which means it features elements of both indica and sativa.
Specifically, Blue Dream tastes and smells great, while providing an overall mellow feeling, but still making your mind feel active. It’s strains like this which help cannabis users find an experience which best suits them.
For those looking for a more active experience, a strain called Green Crack could be of more use. It’s got a dominant sativa gene, so it provides a lot of energy. It’s the kind which would be suitable for people who can’t seem to focus, but need to keep their energy up. In this way, it has been compared to something like Adderall, but without the unsavory effects the drug brings along.