Best Strains for the Brain: Choosing the Right Cannabis Strain
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The cannabis industry has definitely evolved since back in the day when “weed was grass” and still illegal. These days, cannabis is a lot less taboo and people can legally smoke marijuana for both recreational and medicinal purposes. The right strain to use is best determined by what the smoker is using marijuana for. There are three main categories of cannabis: sativa, indica, and hybrid. Sativa is used as a stimulant and makes the smoker energetic. Indica has more of a relaxing effect and calms the smoker down. Hybrid strains are a combination of indica and sativa strains. Certain strains are designed for certain occasions and ailments, so be sure to consider that when making a choice.
If high-energy and productivity is the goal, it is better to use a sativa strain. These have higher tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) levels and also help with creativity. If attending social events or entertaining a crowd, sativa strains like Sour Diesel, Maui Wowie, or White Widow are for you. Keep in mind that sativa has higher levels of THC, therefore overindulging can create anxiety or paranoia.
For people with insomnia or sleep apnea, indica strains are a great choice. Indica strains have higher levels of cannabinol (CBN), which occurs when the cannabis strain is left in the sun or heated and the THC is converted into CBN. These strains create relaxation and induce sleep. Strains like Blue Dream, LA Confidential, and Pineapple Express are a great choice to guarantee a good night’s rest.
Cannabis has gained popularity in pain management. Cancer survivors and people with arthritis can find relief in strains high in THC. THC binds with pain receptors and helps soothe ailments associated with cramps, inflammation, and also help with mood. The best strains for pain relief are Northern Lights, Bubba Kush, and Acapulco Gold. Another pain relief option is CBD, which is a cannabinoid that has the same medicinal benefits of THC without the high. Some recommended CBD hybrid strains include White Widow, Chemdawg, and Godberry.
Depending on what the person is trying to get done, from a mellow high that helps them fall asleep to something that raises mood and allows them to be creative, it is best to research which strains are the best fit. It is important to pay attention to the dosage and try not to overindulge. Overindulgence in cannabis will reduce the cannabinoid receptor quality and become counterproductive.
When used correctly, cannabis is a great and natural way to help with lots of physical and emotional ailments and help the person to be more productive or relaxed when necessary. Speak with medical professionals and the dispensary employees for a better understanding and get some necessary herbal relief. So, grab the best fitting