The Many Types of Cannabis
Welcome to The Golden State, aka California, the land of legal recreational cannabis as of January 1, 2018. Now that you’re here, let’s educate you on the huge variety of options that come from this beautiful plant, such as; edibles, concentrates, lotions, and of course, BUD!
As soon as you arrive to a dispensary you’ll see a wide array of flowers, or buds. There’s a whole story around female flowers and male flowers, but we’ll let you check out Leafly’s article titled Cannabis Anatomy: the Parts of the Plant after you get through here. For this article we’ll focus on the two main types of cannabis, Indicas and Sativas, armed with their own personalities.
- Indicas – On average, Indica strains have higher levels of THC compared to CBD, are known for being physically sedating, and are a popular choice for those suffering from pain, anxiety or insomnia.
- Sativas – Sativa strains have lower levels of THC to CBD, providing more of an uplifting experience that pairs well with physical activity, social gatherings, and creative projects.
- Hybrids – Indica and Sativa strains that have been crossed into new strains, ranging in effects.
So depending on whether you have a big project planned, have the desire to sit back and watch Netflix, or maybe something in between, there are a wide variety of buds to choose from.
Cannabis Infused Edibles
Whether you’re looking for brownies, gummies, chocolates, ice cream or even wine infused cannabis, the list is endless. However, it’s important that you understand the dosages before you start digging into a tray of delicious weed cookies. The recommended dosage for the average person is 10mg, but depending on tolerance, metabolism and other factors this dosage could be increased if kept in check. It’s smart to wait a couple of hours before determining whether or not the original dosage took effect.
Concentrates are made by extracting potent cannabinoids from the cannabis plant and provide a quick, intense high without the chlorophyll or extra plant matter. The most common concentrates you’ll find are Butane Hash Oil (BOH), Tinctures and Cannabis Oils which are extracted using alcohol, and CO2 Oil. Check out Rick Simpson Oil for some insight into the benefits of Cannabis Oils.
You may have heard the term “a little dab will do ya” and we can vouch for that statement. This statement refers to taking a concentrateed dose of cannabis by the extraction methods mentioned above, namely using a solvent like butane or CO2. While it’s virtually impossible to die from a cannabis overdose, these “dabs” are extremely potent and can be 65 percent to 95 percent THC which means it’s smart to begin with a small dab to ensure a positive experience.
This is a great way to get the relief from cannabis without feeling the “high” associated with consuming edibles or inhaling it. There are a number of creams and lotions that can be extremely beneficial for those suffering from skin infections, anti-inflammation, burns, and even cancer. Learn more about how topical Cannabis can help.
So now you have a full understanding of the options available in the world of cannabis consumption, inhalation and topical application. Its clear marijuana-based products like concentrates, edibles and topical ointments are here to stay!