The Different Types of Marijuana Explained

Carrie Bono
May 18, 2017
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It may come as a shock to many that are not used to smoking marijuana that there are actually a few different types. Each of these brings their own unique benefit to the smoking process for its user. Let’s take a look at the three different types of cannabis you can get.

Indicas

This is the most popular among the forms of medicinal marijuana. It has been attributed to helping ease pain, insomnia, and anxiety. The Indica buds provide a relaxing sensation for the entire body and are what most people think of as the ‘couch lock’. On a more technical level, this flower contains higher levels of cannabinoid (CBD).

Sativas

This flower is also another bud that has high levels of CBD. This is more popular for recreational use as it provides the user with an energetic and uplifting feel. In some rare cases, this kind has been known to induce anxiety or paranoia in some users.

Hybrids

These are a combination of the Indicas and Sativas. They are crossbred through self-pollination. The hybrid can land anywhere on the scale of Sativas and Indicas. This is why hybrids are so popular to be perfected for many users.

Growers are trying to get the ideal combination for many of their consumers. This includes the desire to relax, get things done, or somewhere in between those two on the spectrum. You can smoke all of these blends with equipment from https://www.smokecartel.com/collections/glass-water-pipes-and-bongs.

Edible Marijuana

These various types of marijuana can be infused into edibles that can make consumption more pleasurable for those who don’t enjoy smoking. Edible marijuana can make it a bit tough to understand your total consumption level. The recommended dosage is 10 milligrams.

Realize that when you consume marijuana in its edible format, it can take a while to kick in. In some cases, it could take up to six full hours before you feel the effects. In addition, the effects will last much longer than when you smoke marijuana. This could be longer than six full hours. This is why it’s very important that you monitor your consumption of edible marijuana as it can be very easy to consume way too much.

Marijuana Concentrates

This is another consumption alternative for those who do not like smoking their cannabis. Let’s take a closer look at each kind of concentrate that you can purchase at your local pot store.

Butane Hash Oil – Also referred to as BHO for short, this cannabis extract has its cannabinoids separated via butane when it is in plant form. This comes out in three different forms. You can get shatter, which is a very pure extract. There is wax, which still has some plant matter in it. And then there is budder, which is a whipped form of the extract.

Tinctures – These are soaked cannabis trim alcohol that are administered under the tongue. These can also be added to a drink if you prefer to consume it that way. The longer the cannabis trim sits in the alcohol the more potent it becomes.

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