Choosing A Strain

To determine the best medical marijuana strain for you, it is important to understand the differences between the two main strains: Sativa and Indica

Indica

The effects of Indica predominate strains are generally described as a sense of calm or serenity. Indica dominant strains are used to relieve stress and to relax. This strain can help reduce nausea for cancer patients, stimulates the appetite, and reduced intraocular pressure. Due to the sedative nature of indica is is best used during non-active times during the day or in the evening.

  • Sedating
  • Relaxing
  • Muscle relaxant
  • Decreases nausea
  • Treats acute pain
  • Increases appetite
  • Increases Dopamine

Sativa

The effects of Sativa predominate strains are generally described by a sense of energy, well-being and confidence. Sativa’s stimulate the neurotransmitter serotonin which acts in the central nervous system and is responsible for mood, appetite, and sexual function. Those with heightened anxiety or certain mental health concerns may need to use caution. Sativa is generally used during the day.

  • Activating
  • Anti-Depressant
  • Chronic Pain
  • Increases Focus
  • Increases Creativity
  • Increases Seratonin

 

Additional Strain Information

The Cannabis Strain Guide

iDispensaries Strain Guide