After finding your preferred medical marijuana dispensary, your next step is to browse marijuana products and make your first purchase. When browsing at the dispensary, you may notice marijuana strains are typically divided into three categories: sativa, indica, and hybrids. Each strain offers its own range of effects on the body and mind resulting in a wide range of medicinal benefits. Learn the strains of marijuana to help better understand your product options.
Learn the Strains of Marijuana
Sativas are known for their invigorating mental effects, promoting an uplift in mood and energy. The increased focus and creativity comes from raising your serotonin levels, which regulate mood, appetite, learning, and anxiety. This strain is used for treating a wide variety of ailments, such as relieving depression, treating migraines, and even attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In most cases, those who consume sativa feel a stronger sense of physical and mental relaxation in addition to pain reduction. Compared to indica, sativa brings a simulating head high while providing patients with an energized, thought provoking mood.
Compared to sativa, indica tends to have the opposite effects. Often known as the “In-Da-Couch” strain, indica offers extreme body and muscle relaxation, and is suited for those looking to wind down, often used to treat sleeping disorders and relieve stress. Generally speaking, indica is best used for treating physical ailments such as bodily pain and inflammation, while sativas are best for mental conditions such as depression and ADHD. Patients struggling with conditions such as multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, chronic pain, Crohn’s disease and sleeping disorders are more likely to use indica as a treatment option.
Hybrids are a cross bred strain of cannabis, containing genetics from both indica and sativa. Crossbreeding was introduced to cannabis cultivation to bring a balance between the two strains, offering a product that is used to mellow-out a sativa string that tends to cause paranoia, or decrease the tiredness that comes with indica. The wide variety of hybrid strains offer a plethora of combination effects, each one unique, making hybrids perfect for those seeking a middle road between the two paths while reaping the benefits of both.
Mary & Main is an accredited and fully licensed medical marijuana dispensary in Maryland promising high quality product and a relaxing, informative atmosphere in our store. If you’d like to reach out to Mary & Main with any question, concerns, or comments, please feel free to contact us at 855-922-6626.
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