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Understanding Different Cannabis Strains and Their Effects, Part 3

By March 24, 2018April 27th, 2022No Comments

In our previous two articles, we tackled a few fundamentals about marijuana strains and their differences. The more you realize the properties of this intriguing plant, the more you will understand its potency and benefits. After you know the effects, as well as the basics described in the installment of this mini guide, all you need to do is visit cannabis shops in California and consult with their friendly and knowledgeable staff. Then you’ll be able to find the products that suit your needs best.

Your #1 marijuana dispensary in Orange County will help you reach a decision. Read on to find out more about indica and sativa strains and their effects!

Understanding the effects

These two main varieties of cannabis come with a different set of benefits and can be used to treat a vast range of medical conditions. While sativas are appreciated for the uplifting and energetic experience they provide, indica strains tend to produce a sense of mental and body relaxation. Sativa strains are, therefore, appropriate for daytime use and indica strains are better suited for night time use.

Sativa strains

Sativa strains tend to produce more of a head high. They are also helpful for treating behavioral and mental issues and mood disorders. Many people use sativa strains for fatigue, depression, ADD and ADHD.

Sativa strains are also effective in treating chronic pain due to their analgesic characteristics. Sativas tend to raise creativity and focus because they increase serotonin, a neurotransmitter which is believed to be involved in the regulation of sleep, mood, appetite, digestion, and memory.

Indica strains

Indica strains generally affect the body, providing a full-body high and pain relief. They can also be used to relieve anxiety, provide muscle and mental relaxation, aid sleep, stimulate appetite, reduce inflammation, and decrease nausea and acute pain.

People suffering from multiple sclerosis, lupus, insomnia, sleep apnea, and fibromyalgia tend to benefit the most from the effects of indica strains. Indicas also activate the brain’s pleasure and reward centers by increasing dopamine levels.

Cannabis affects different people differently

It doesn’t necessarily mean that all indicas will sedate you and all sativas will energize you. For example, anxiety can also be a side-effect of high levels of THC. Some people find sativas too energizing so they turn to hybrid or indica strains, which won’t cause them to feel overstimulated.

In this case, a better way to determine the right strain would be to focus on the terpene and cannabinoid content rather than the type of strain. The effects of a certain strain will also depend on the individual’s body chemistry and tolerance.

You can observe and document your own experiences with each strain and see which combination of all the cannabis compounds works best. Consult with personnel at cannabis shops in California about different strains and usage, methods of delivery and dosage.

Best among cannabis shops in California

People’s OC is the largest of all cannabis shops in California and can provide you with the industry’s top-quality products and accessories. Our team is comprised of knowledgeable and experienced professionals who are passionate about helping people manage their health condition with marijuana. Regardless of whether you want to purchase marijuana for recreational or medical purposes, we will give you advice on the dosage and different methods of cannabis consumption.

Check out our selection of cannabis strains, concentrates, topicals, extracts, edibles, and more. Call our delivery service line at (714)-660-2521 or stop by our store in Santa Ana, CA. See for yourself why we are people’s favorite weed store in Orange County!