The Right Medical Cannabis Strain for You

Over time, Cannabis has been demonstrated to possess significant effects for pain relief and the alleviation of the symptoms presented by several other medical conditions.  However, discovering the right Cannabis strain is a crucial topic for consideration, especially if you are looking for an alternative form of symptom treatment other than the conventional or traditional pharmaceuticals.  Here are the different medical Cannabis strain options, and tips on choosing the best one.


Sativa, Indica, and Hybrids

Though there are two primary classifications of Cannabis, hybrids, most times, fall somewhere in-between these two broad categories.  The differences in cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in each strain modifies the effects felt by the users.  Furthermore, terpenes, the tastes, and smells of each can alter the impacts of either THC or CBD.


Sativas usually produce an energetic effect, while giving a “cerebral” or what is called a head high.  They are ideal for use during the day, and they serve as excellent promoters of appetite.  The Sativa strains, which is the psychoactive compound in Cannabis, are more pronounced in THC,


Indicas offers a calming effect instead, and are usually considered as more of a body high.  Indicas are commonly recommended for use during the night time and are used in treating tremors, chronic pain, and anxiety.


Hybrids are specially used in the treatment of certain conditions or symptoms.  These are characteristically divided into Indica Dominant Hybrids-Sativas and Sativa Dominant Hybrids.


What are Cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are the compounds responsible for the properties possessed by Cannabis.  There are several cannabinoids, which are of great importance when it comes to choosing the right strain of Cannabis for you.  THC and CBD are the most popular cannabinoids.  They both can work together to affect you and can exist alongside many other cannabinoids which are less represented.



Effects of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)

  • Psychoactive “cerebral” high
  • Enhances creativity and stimulation
  • Encourages stimulation and creativity
  • May lead to paranoia and anxiety in certain individuals
  • Employed in treating depression, enhancing appetite and pain relief


Effects of Cannabidiol (CBD)

  • Felt more in the body, providing a high calming effect
  • Lessen the effect of anxiousness and paranoid feelings
  • Antipsychotic effects
  • Employed in anti-inflammatory, anti-psychotic, anti-spasm treatments and pain relief


Choosing the Right Strain

The best strain for you is a factor of many things, including the effects you are trying to experience and the conditions or symptoms for which you are seeking treatment.  A competent dispensary can help you with the best choice of the potential strains that are suitable for symptoms like yours.  However, discovering the best strain for you may likely take some experimentations.

To achieve the best results, it is advisable that you consult a reputable dispensary with the right competency and experience to carry out and show you the lab results for each product.  The results should indicate the cannabinoid content, which will help you understand the differences between the strains.

At The Roots Dispensary, we are dedicated to helping you find the right products for your needs. Whether you are seeking a more natural treatment for anxiety, or are seeking a more effective pain relief option than pharmaceuticals, we can help.  Contact us today! -- -