Strains are different varieties of the cannabis plant and are differentiated by their appearance, smell, effects felt when consumed, growing time, yield, geographic and genetic lineage as well as other factors. The terpenes that are associated with each strain largely dictate where they fall on the spectrum.
Indica dominant - Patients dealing with conditions that give them pain tend to benefit from indica’s full-bodied, muscle relaxing effects. Indicas can also be used to treat anxiety, while many find that sativas can exacerbate anxiety or create paranoia. Some common effects from indica strains are increased mental relaxation, muscle relaxation, decreased nausea decreased acute pain, increased appetite, increased dopamine (a neurotransmitter that helps control the brain’s reward and pleasure centers), and enhanced sleep.
Indica-dominant hybrid - These strains may have the properties of an indica, but with a reduced emphasis on those properties.
Hybrid - A hybrid occurs when you crossbreed a sativa with an indica. Nowadays, hybrids are bred with other hybrids, and they are called “multi-poly-hybrids.”
Sativa - dominant hybrid - These strains may have the properties of a sativa, but with a reduced emphasis on those properties.
Sativa dominant - Due to its uplifting and energizing effects on the mind, sativas are a great choice when treating mental ailments. Sativa strains are often used to treat conditions like anxiety, ADD/ADHD, depression, and other mood disorders. However, some people may find that certain sativa strains increase their anxiety, so it is always important to test out a new strain before committing to it as a medication.
CBD - THC strains come in many different ratios of CBD to THC. These ratios often define the strain because some patients find that they need a specific ratio of CBD to THC. Common ratios are 1:1, 2:1, 4:1, and very low THC concentrations like 20:1.
Strains that TerraVida will carry beginning in February:
Northern Lights #5
Northern Lights is among the most influentials strains of all time. The #5 strain was first entered into competition in 1989. The strain quickly dominated the Cannabis Cup, winning in '89, '90, and '92.
Joliet Jake by Cresco Labs brings back-to-back Bubba Kush genetics together with potent results. The funky undertones of Pre-98 Bubba Kush are enriched by the floral aromas of Katsu Bubba’s phenotype mother. Its generous trichome density and hues of purple foliage give the strain an appetizing appearance alongside pain mitigating effects that relax the mind and body without being excessively sedative. Enjoy this 90% indica later in the day to maximize this strain’s deep physical relaxation.
Lime Sorbet by Cresco Labs is the descendent of the storied Katsu cultivar of Bubba Kush and Lime Skunk. Blending these distinct strains produced a remarkable phenotype that is exceptional in flavor and versatile in effect. This indica has a pungent earthy aroma intermixed with the tart, fresh flavor of lime that lingers on the exhale. Lime Sorbet’s Kush parentage lends this strain pleasant physical relaxation while subduing both anxiety and stress.