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Decoding Your First Cannabis Order

Decoding Your First Cannabis Order

As you get ready to order marijuana flowers for the first time, you’ll quickly see that there are several things to consider. What are the differences in cannabis strains? Are there reasons to choose hybrids over pure strains? Why are there more choices within each strain? What do all of the As mean?

Sativa, Indica, or Hybrid

Medicinal cannabis is generally available in two strains, Indica and Sativa, and a hybrid of the two. (There’s a third strain called Ruderalis that is typically used to strengthen crops rather than being used for consumption.) Whether you’re making your purchase in a brick and mortar store or online, you’ll need to decide which strain you want:

  • Sativa is generally chosen when the user wants to experience a sense of euphoria with a boost of energy. It can be used to increase your enjoyment of daily activities (even mundane chores.) If you suffer from anxiety, it’s best to stay away from Sativas.
  • Indica cannabis delivers a relaxed feeling. It is often used by medical patients for pain management. This strain is helpful for people undergoing chemotherapy because it boosts the user’s appetite.
  • Hybrid strains tend to be the most popular. Hybrids are available in Sativa or Indica-dominant configurations and are sometimes available in an even 50/50 split. Some users, especially medical users, start their days with Sativa dominant strains and transition to Indica at night.

The best way to determine which option you prefer is experimentation. However, it’s a good idea to review what you want to experience with a professional at a dispensary. If you plan to order online, talk to others who have ordered from the site and get recommendations.

THC and CBD Percentages

Most of the flowers available for purchase are hybrids. As you browse through your options, you can compare THC and CBD percentages. Cannabis products tend to be THC-Dominant, BCD-Dominant, or offer a balanced experience. The percentages naturally indicate how potent marijuana is, but it’s more important that you look at how the percentages relate to each other. THC and CBD lead to different experiences. Again, you should discuss these differences with a professional.

AAAA Is for Quality

Cannabis flowers are ranked by quality, and As are used to rate the quality. Four As is the highest rating for quality; don’t settle for anything less than AA+. These ratings are easy to find and use at, an online vendor with many options for your cannabis purchase.

Know Before You Buy

The first time you buy cannabis flowers, it’s helpful to have an idea of what type of options are available. Understanding the differences between strains and the importance of THC and CBD percentages is a good first step. Fortunately, there are plenty of reputable sources of information, both at your local dispensary and online.

About Emma Gilbert

Working in the marketing industry since 2002. This blog is one of my hobbies.

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