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Which Strains of Cannabis Best Suite Your Medical Needs?


Cannabis strains range from pure sativas to pure indicas and hybrid strains consisting of both indica and sativa (30% indica – 70% sativa, 50% – 50% combinations, 80% indica – 20% sativa).

 Because sativa and indica buds have very different medicinal benefits and effects, certain strains can better treat specific illnesses.
Night time use
 Day time use
 Body high
 Cerebral high
 Relieves anxiety
 Causes sleepiness
 Enhances creativity
 Relieves pain
 Relieves depression
 High CBD level
 Higher THC level
What is indica and how can it help me?
 How can sativa help me?
Indica dominant cannabis strains tend to have a strong sweet or sour odor (ex. Kush, OG Kush, Northern Lights) and provide a very relaxing and strong body high that can help relieve general anxiety, body pain, and sleeping disorders (to name a few).
Indicas are very effective for overall pain relief and are often used to treat insomnia for many people. Medical marijuana patients most commonly consume indica buds in the late evening before bed. Many of people in our community have found that it makes them feel sleepy and tired - great for a good night's sleep!
Benefits of Indica:

1. Relieves body pain
2. Relaxes muscles
3. Relieves spasms, reduces seizures
4. Relieves headaches and migraines
5. Relieves anxiety or stress
Popular indica strains include Kush, Northern Lights and White Widow.
Sativa dominant strains tend to have a more grassy type odor. Most of our patients report an uplifting, energetic and "cerebral" high that is best suited for daytime consumption.
A sativa high is one filled with creativity and energy. If you're looking for your next breakthrough idea sativa is for you. It is known to spark genius ideas and creations! Many artists take advantage of the creative powers of sativa bud to create paintings
Benefits of Sativa:

1. Feelings of well-being and at-ease
2. Up-lifting and cerebral thoughts
3. Stimulates and energizes
4. Increases focus and creativity
5. Fights depression

Purple Haze, Sour Diesel and Jack Herer. are popular sativa strains.