There are many different types of cannabis flowers, and each type has a different effect. This blog post will go over the basics of cannabis flower variants and what you can expect from them. Will cover Sativa, Indica, and hybrid strains.
What is a marijuana flower?
Marijuana flowers are the buds of the cannabis plant. They are typically smoked or vaporized, but can also be eaten. The flowers contain the highest concentration of THC, which is the psychoactive compound in marijuana that produces the “high” associated with its use.
The three main types of cannabis flower variants are Sativa, Indica, and hybrids. Each type has a different effect on the user.
Sativas have a more energizing and uplifting effect that is good for daytime use or social activities. Indicas have a relaxing and often sedating effect that is better suited for nighttime use or reducing anxiety. Hybrids fall somewhere in the middle with effects dependant on their ratio of sativa to indica as well as personal preference.
The flowers of the cannabis plant come in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. They are typically harvested when they are still green and have not yet bloomed. Once the flowers have been harvested, they are dried and cured before being packaged for sale.
Types of marijuana flower
Sativa: Sativas produce a more energizing and uplifting effect. This is good for daytime use or social activities, but can also help improve focus and reduce fatigue if used during the day. Common effects include happiness, euphoria, creativity/focus enhancement, increased sociability, energy boost with intense thinking abilities.
Indica: Indicas produce feelings of relaxation as well as sleepiness that are great for reducing anxiety or insomnia at night. They are also useful in fighting pain or inflammation associated with muscle spasms or glaucoma conditions like constant migraines etc. Common effects include drowsiness (couchlock), memory loss/inability to form new memories, sedation (body high), reduced stomach aches, increased appetite (the munchies), and heavy feelings in the extremities.
Hybrids: Hybrids are plants that have been bred with both Sativa and Indica genetics to produce effects somewhere between their parents. The cross can occur in several different ways which will determine how it reacts in your body. Some hybrids are approximately 60% Sativa dominant while others are 80-90% Indica dominant depending on when they were harvested during their life cycle. These strains typically take up residence in your head more than other types of cannabis flower making them good choices for creativity, focus enhancement, energy boost with intense thinking abilities, etc. Common effects include a feeling of relaxation/sleepiness (couchlock), happiness, euphoria, creativity/focus enhancement, increased sociability.
Cannabis ruderalis is a species of cannabis that is low in THC and does not produce the psychoactive effects typically associated with marijuana. It is mostly used for its CBD content, which has medicinal properties. Ruderalis flowers are small and have an earthy taste. They are usually harvested when they are still green and have not yet bloomed.
Industrial hemp is a type of cannabis that is grown for its fiber and seeds. It contains very low levels of THC and does not produce the psychoactive effects typically associated with marijuana. Hemp flowers are small and have an earthy taste. They are usually harvested when they are still green and have not yet bloomed.
Hemp has many industrial uses, including paper, textiles, biodegradable plastics, construction materials, health food, and fuel.
Cannabis Flower: Effects & Storage Method
Effects: The effects of cannabis flowers can vary depending on the type and amount consumed. Generally, flowers will cause a “high” or sense of euphoria, relaxation, and/or sedation.
Storage Method: Cannabis flowers should be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. Properly stored flowers will retain their potency for up to six months.
There are a lot of different types of cannabis flowers on the market today. Each type has its own benefits and drawbacks, so it is important to know what you’re looking for when purchasing marijuana buds. For example, indica strains will produce more of a body effect with less cerebral buzz than Sativa strains. If you want your high to be primarily in your head or mostly focused on creativity and energy.