As the popularity of cannabis grows, so does the number of products you can purchase at your local dispensary and/or an online cannabis shop.
Before you spend your hard-earned money to buy your cannabis products, it’s important to know exactly what you’re buying and how it will affect you—or anyone else using it!
The easiest way to make sure you get the most bang for your buck is to research some of the top cannabis strains available today, which we’ve listed below in no particular order.
Before we start, here is a quick reference guide as to what Indica and Sativa strains mean along with Hybrids.
Indicas are best known for its intensely relaxing effects. It may also help reduce nausea and pain and increase appetite.
Daytime or nighttime use because of its deep relaxation effects, indica is better consumed at night.
Sativas are best known for its energizing, anxiety-reducing effects. If you use sativa-dominant strains, you may feel productive and creative, not relaxed and lethargic.
Daytime or nighttime use because of its stimulating impact, you can use sativa in the daytime.
Hybrids are best known for containing both indica and sativa genetics, allowing them to produce both types of effects. Hybrid are generally regarded by patients as enjoyable and can be both energizing and relaxing, depending on specific strain lineage.
Common types of hybrid strains are categorized as being indica-dominant hybrid or sativa-dominant hybrid.
1. Critical Kush
Critical Kush, which was developed by Barney’s Farm in Amsterdam, is a Sativa-dominant strain.
This strain is best known for making you feel happy and uplifted after consuming it. It can also help alleviate anxiety and depression.
2. Orange Bud
If you’re looking for a Sativa-dominant strain that won’t knock you out but still gives you an uplifting, clear-headed feeling, try Orange Bud.
The buds are light and fluffy and give off a nice citrusy scent, which also shares the benefits of terpenes with its effects lasting around two hours.
3. Super Silver Haze
Super Silver Haze is a Sativa-dominant hybrid strain with an uplifting and clear-headed high that’s said to help with depression, stress, and ADD/ADHD.
Haze strains, in general, tend to produce powerful cerebral effects and Super Silver Haze has been described as one of the most potent of its kind.
It takes after its parents, Northern Lights #5 and Haze, by producing a mix of orange and lemon smells that mellow into an earthy fragrance.
Super Silver Haze won first place at the High Times Cannabis Cup in 1997 in Amsterdam. This is an excellent strain for stimulating creative thought and promoting a positive mood.
Some say it also gives them increased energy levels, making it a great choice if you need to be productive or want to socialize.
A balanced blend of both Indicas and Sativas makes Super Silver Haze extremely potent. It’s not uncommon for users to report getting intoxicated after smoking just one bowl.
This Sativa-dominant hybrid (40% Sativa/60% Indica) is a potent, fast-acting strain that has earned its reputation as one of California’s finest medical cannabis varieties.
Users report feelings of euphoria followed by an almost immediate sense of complete relaxation that can last for hours. AK-47 is sometimes used to treat anxiety, chronic pain, and muscle spasms.
5. Master Kush
A hybrid of two strains, Master Kush is a potent Indica with strong body effects. Its buds have an earthy pine aroma and come in dark purple hues.
Like most Indicas, it’s great for relaxation and pain relief—and like most indicas, it won’t make you drowsy or couch-locked, but you may feel as if your limbs are as heavy as sandbags after a few puffs.
6. Sensi Star
Sensi Star is a highly-rated Sativa-dominant hybrid. In part, it owes its popularity to its ability to produce a very relaxing body sensation.
If you need some help unwinding after a long day of work, then Sensi Star might be just what you’re looking for. Its genetics come from Super Skunk and Original Haze, making it a hardy and fast-flowering hybrid.
Sensi Star provides users with a functional and cerebral high. Patients report feeling uplifted and happy after using Sensi Star, which makes it one of the popular and sought after cannabis strains for treating depression, stress, and anxiety.
Its uplifting effects make it a great option for patients who need help staying focused or energized throughout their day.
It’s also ideal for treating conditions such as chronic pain, fatigue, migraines, headaches, nausea, and more.
When buying cannabis in any form, it’s always a good idea to keep track of what you’re purchasing and using.
The best way to do that is by creating a log or journaling in which you record your purchases, time of consumption, what you’ve eaten, what medications you may be on as well as noting how much THC, CBD and other cannabinoids it may contain and what kind of effect they have on you.
This helps ensure that over time, you create a library of all your preferred strains and can shop with confidence and precision.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us and/or set up a consultation with one of our medical professionals.