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What the fork is a Hybrid Anyway? Choosing the Right Cannabis Strains for the Right Vibe.

Updated: Jun 20, 2023

Cannabis sativa, or cannabis, is popular in many parts of the world for its variety of use, and now it's in Thailand! This herbaceous flowering plant is the primary source of compounds called cannabinoids such as the now omnipresent words THC and CBD. These chemicals are responsible for psychoactive or therapeutic effects.


So, if you are interested in getting a piece of the Thailand Green Rush, it's important to get comfortable and familiar with these two acronyms. Knowing what you are consuming is a standard way of making some good vibing sessions very likely.


Indica and Sativa leaves on a table
Sativa and Indica experiences vary on a lot of factors

Understanding the differences between these strains is essential for anyone looking to explore the world of cannabis, whether for recreational or medicinal purposes. But what are the differences between these varieties, and how do you choose the best one for you? In this article, we will explain the basics of the three main cannabis strains: Sativa, Indica, and Hybrid, and help you choose the best one you need.


THC and CBD


Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are two substances found in the Cannabis plant. Although both chemical compounds interact with our body and brain cannabinoid receptors, these essences can have different effects.


THC is responsible for hallucinogenic effects when consumed. Depending on the strain and dose, the effect of THC may help with enhancing creativity, mood elevation, alleviating pain, or reducing anxiety.


On the other hand, CBD is a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant that does not produce a high. It interacts with the human body’s endocannabinoid system, an important biological system in the body that helps regulate and balance key bodily functions. Studies suggest that CBD offers several health benefits such as dealing with anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain.


However, and this is very important, it is worth noting that several factors can affect the impact of THC and CBD content of cannabis strains, including the source, cultivation methods, and processing techniques. More so, the age, environment, and genetics of a person also play a role. This is why every strain may have different effects on everyone.

Types of cannabis strains and their differences


Strains are varieties of cannabis plants that have different and unique properties. Think green and red apples. These strains may differ in characteristics such as appearance, aroma, taste, and its effects on the body. These strains are grouped into 3 main categories based on their general effects when consumed.


A group of Sativa astronauts having fun around a table
When thinking Sativa, think energy and socializing

Sativa - It's all in the mind


Sativa strains are favored for their energizing and uplifting effects and are commonly used as a hallucinogenic, sedative, and anti-inflammatory agent. These strains work best when boosting creativity, focus, mood, or enjoying social or physical activity. Sativa strains tend to have more THC than Indica, but less CBD.


Some Activity Recommendations:

  • Creative writing. But remember to be your own sober editor later!

  • Socializing... Ideally with cannabis-friendly people

  • Meditating. The cerebral buzz is noted to help with one's focus which is also great for yoga and breathing exercises

  • Cleaning that junk drawer. You'd be surprised how this mundane task can be entertaining and fun

  • Really listening to a full album from start to finish - As the Universe intended

Astronaut chilling by the beach on a hammock after smoking an Indica
Indica Strains are Great for Mellow and Relaxing Vibes


Indica - Hello Body High!


Indica strains are known for their relaxing and calming effects because of higher levels of CBD, compared to THC. It is even known within the community for its couch-locking effect, which is to be enjoyed and could be high-ly beneficial in the right context. These are ideal for people who want to unwind after a long day, relieve stress, pain, or insomnia, or enjoy a cozy night.


Some Activity Recommendations:

  • Watch a movie- put down your phone, unwind, relax, and immerse yourself in a story

  • Get a massage - if you are in Thailand, this is a must. Need we say more?

  • A nice shower or a bath - a great choice if the massage place seems farther than usual

  • Nap. That's it, just give your body a good rejuvenating rest.

  • Again, as the universe intended listen to a full album from start to finish

Hybrid Strains


Finally, Hybrids are varying combinations of specific Sativas and Indicas that are cultivated together based on the strains' known effects. These strains combine the best of both worlds and offer a balanced effect with varying levels of THC and CBD depending on its genetics. Some hybrids may have an equal balance of THC and CBD, while others may lean more toward one cannabinoid or the other. The effects of hybrids strain vary depending on whether it's Sativa or Indica dominant. If you are new to the weed community, (first of all, welcome we are happy to have you here) it is recommended that you stick to either Sativa or Indica strains for higher predictability. Also, read our short and sweet tips on finding the right strain for you.


 

With this basic information, BetterStoned hopes that your experience with this great healing plant would be improved. Go and consume responsibly!

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