Today, we should consider ourselves lucky to have so much information available in just a simple click. The internet provides fun and education, and when it comes to important topics, it could be essential and helpful.
It is like that for cannabis too. Whether you are a regular user, you use it only occasionally, or you have never tried, but you are considering it, you should always want to know more, as knowledge is power, especially in times when some helpful things, such as the cannabis plant, are still illegal in so many countries.
We all know that cannabis has shown excellent results in treating medical issues, and it’s also loved by people who want to relax or have fun.
But, how much do you know about cannabis strains, their differences, their effects, and the hybrids?
One common misconception is that cannabis has similar effects to alcohol. But that’s not true. We should keep in mind with cannabis that THC and CBD aren’t the only active ingredients. The way the human body processes the popular cannabinoids depends on other organic compounds in cannabis. Those are the terpenes, flavonoids, etc. This process, known as the entourage effect, is why some people prefer one strain over another, depending on the effect they want to feel.
Every strain is different, but they are usually put into three broad categories: Indica (known as calm strains), Sativa (known as energy strains) and Hybrid (known as a harmony of both).
Hybrids can be Indica-dominant, Sativa-dominant, or balanced.
If you want to relax and chill, especially at nighttime, when you need something to calm you down and ensure better sleep, then Indica strains are the ones you need. The effect people usually describe with Indica is getting a “body high,” which is perfect for a relaxing night on the couch before going to bed.
If you want to feel opposite effects, like being more energetic, more active, focused, and creative, then Sativa strains are those that will help you reach your goals. Sativa causes people to feel a “head high,” contrary to the “body high” Indica causes, which is why people prefer to use it during the day when they need to be more alert.
Knowing all this, we can guess that the name of the Hybrid strains itself means they cause a mixture of both Indica and Sativa effects.
Did you know that most strains fall somewhere on the hybrid cannabis spectrum?
Depending on the exact mixture of effects, they are usually described as either Indica-dominant, Sativa-dominant, or balanced. Hybrids can offer a nice combination of effects that isn’t too overpowering one way or the other and offer a more balanced experience.
Some hybrid strain examples: Biohaze (Sativa dominant), White Widow (balanced Hybrid), Ice wiet (Indica dominant), Cheese wiet (Indica dominant), Diesel wiet (Sativa-dominant), Amnesia Haze (Sativa dominant), the Jack Herer strain (Sativa dominant) etc.
We hope our article was helpful to you and that you learned something new from it about hybrid strains!