Beginner’s Guide to Marijuana Strains

Beginner’s Guide to Marijuana Strains

In the last decade, Cannabis use has been steadily increasing due to relaxed restrictions, legalization and a higher demand for alternative medicine. With increased legalization, many scientific studies have been published about marijuana and its role in medicine. Marijuana has been shown to be effective in treating health issues like chronic pain, anxiety, nausea, inflammation and epilepsy. Like any other plant, marijuana has hundreds of different varieties or “strains” that have different effects on the user. 

Finding Your Perfect Strain

If you are new to cannabis, it may be overwhelming and difficult to find the right strain for your needs. Most marijuana strains are broken down into three categories; Sativa, Indica or Hybrids. Sativas typically produce more energizing effects and are great for increasing productivity. Indicas, also nicknamed “in-da-couch” , usually produce a relaxing effect and are perfect for sleep aid and anxiety reduction. Hybrids are a combination of the two, so each hybrid strain can have different effects. While many strains fall under these categories, every user experiences the effects differently. 

Sativa Strains

Acapulco Gold

Originating from Mexico, this strain is known for increasing energy and productivity. It’s also known for stress relief, nausea relief and pain reduction. 

Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel is known for mood stabilization and increasing energy levels. If you’re an artist struggling to create, this strain is perfect for you! It’s great for enhancing creativity and productivity.

Super Silver Haze

This strain is perfect for reducing stress and promoting relaxation, without making you sleepy. Super Silver Haze can lift your mood and increase your energy levels. 

Indica Strains

Purple Kush

If you have trouble sleeping or winding down at night, Purple Kush is the perfect strain for you. It can help relieve stress and promote relaxation and euphoria. 

Bubba Kush

Bubba Kush is also a great strain for promoting sleep. If you suffer from insomnia, this strain can help you fall asleep and sleep through the night. 

Afghan Kush

Originating from the mountains of Afghanistan, this strain can help relieve stress and promote healthy sleep habits and overall relaxation. If you’re struggling with your appetite, Afghan Kush can help increase your hunger levels and reduce nausea. 

Hybrid Strains

Blue Dream

Blue Dream is very popular due to its euphoric effects. This strain can be relaxing and uplifting, without making you sleepy. It’s also a great anti-inflammatory and pain reliever. 

White Widow

If you struggle with depression and fatigue, White Widow may be a good option for you. This strain is great for reducing anxiety and increasing energy and alertness. 

Pineapple Express

Just like the 2008 action comedy movie of the same name, Pineapple Express is known for increased productivity and energy. It’s also great for promoting euphoria and increasing creativity. 

If you’re new to cannabis and aren’t sure where to start, it’s always best to talk to a professional. At Medwell Health, we pride ourselves in being experts in the growing medical marijuana healthcare field. If you live in Florida, Massachusetts or Rhode Island, contact us today to learn more about our programs. A specialized MMJ doctor will help guide you to which products will best suit your needs. 

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