Cannabis is starting to break through all over the world as more and more countries are starting to accept to plant – mainly for medical purposes. A lot of researches has proven that cannabis can help people suffering from a variety of illnesses such as anxiety, epilepsy and chronic pain.
Forbes estimates the global cannabis industry to be worth around $7.7 billion and it is anticipated to hit $31.4 by 2021. You are right.. this is becoming a serious business worldwide.
In this booming industry a lot of people get confused by the fact, that there is thousands of different strains to pick from. Many strains have different effects and purposes. What strain should I use? What is best for my condition? Should i choose indica (link til indlæg med indica) og sativa (link til indlæg med sativa)?
It can truly be confusing when trying to find your first strain, so here’s a little beginners guide on how to pick your first cannabis strain. If you need help finding a strain that suit your needs, don’t worry – we got you covered.
What is a cannabis strain?
Indica, sativa and hybrid. Does that ring a bell? These are the three categories into which cannabis is normally divided.
Indica originates from India as the name suggests – from the Hindu Kush mountains to be more specific. Indica is believed to have that relaxing and chilling effect on the consumers, which is the reason for it being quite popular for stress-relief and people suffering from insomnia.
On the other hand we’ve got Sativa, which is known for its energizing and uplifting effects. Hybrids are a combination of the two.
However, you should really be careful when choosing a strain. Head of data science at Confident Cannabis, Amon Elberg, claims that the terms indica, sativa and hybrid are more or less useless terms. This statement is built upon his researches showing that there are no identifiable characteristics that are consistent within each category.
Nevertheless, the terms might be useless but there are still consistencies between strain names.
“Not all seeds that are sold under the same name are genetically identical, or even necessarily related. Some producers may choose to create a strain name essentially as a branding exercise, or to identify their product with an existing name because they believe the products matches characteristics the market expects from products sold under that name”
“.. In general, for the less common names, products sold by different vendors tend to be pretty consistent. For the most common strain names, however, a wider variety of different products are sold”, Elberg claims.
In other words. Do some research upon your strain before buying it. We strongly recommend you to watch reviews from previous customers and see their results.
And please remember that every person reacts differently to cannabis. So take it easy and start with small steps.
How to choose a strain
When choosing a strain you’ve got to decide which effects you desire – do you want to be uplifted or laid back? As mentioned above, there is a wide range of different cannabis strains, so it can really be a challenge to pick.
We strongly recommend that you do some research. On our website you can see the claimed effects of the different strains, watch reviews from customers and also read about the side effects. Most common side effects are dry mouth, dry eyes or dizziness – it can also interact with other medications, so please do not mix it.