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What Are the Different Varieties of Marijuana Strains?

There are different marijuana strains in the market available for marijuana users. The differentiation is due to the improved technologies leading to cross-breeding to create hybrid strains and technologies that support genetic modifications and growth conditions. The strains vary based on the effects on the body; hence you need to know the ideal strains before you begin using marijuana.

Only a few people know the significant differences between the existing strains. Many buy them randomly hence the lack of satisfaction or failure to meet their needs. Here are some marijuana strains you should know to avoid such challenges as lack of satisfaction and failure to address your needs.

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Different marijuana strains. 

Not all marijuana is the same; they vary based on their effects on the body, appearance, chemical composition, growth condition, and other effects such as scents and flavors. These differences can help you define and identify varieties of marijuana strains. There are three main marijuana strains in the market: sativa, indica, and hybrid; however, other less known strains such as ruderalis and more are yet to be discovered. 

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  • Indica strains

The features and composition

The indica plants tend to be shorter and bushier than other marijuana plants. They can grow indoors since they do not require extensive sunlight or a lot of water. You need to regulate the growth conditions when grown indoors to boost the yield and the desired effects.

Indica has a unique scent with a stronger and pungent aroma and gas floral and fruity taste when smoked. Indica plants have high levels of THC, which can lead to high effects. They are a good source of Delta 8 THC extracts. 

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Impacts on the body

The indica strains are ideal for those who need marijuana for relaxation. It is known for its sedating effects, making it one of the best marijuana strains for dealing with mental and emotional issues. Due to the impact on the brain and mental health, it can boost focus and concentration by helping you deal with issues such as stress, anxiety, and depression.

It can be an excellent medical product for other needs, such as insomnia. You can use them to boost your moods since they interact with the endocannabinoid receptors in the body to produce hormones such as endorphins and dopamine that restore the body’s energy levels. These hormones will also suppress the effects of serotonin, the stress hormone that contributes to significantly low body energy triggering negative emotions and moodiness.

  • Sativa strains

Features and composition

They grow narrower, thinner, and taller, hence suitable for outdoor environments. They must have plenty of natural light to facilitate their growth and quality harvest. Unlike indica, they may have lower yields due to their structural appearance. 

During harvest, they produce a floral and fruity scent or sweet smell, signaling they are ready for harvest. However, when smoking them, you will notice an earthy aroma. Moreover, they contain a higher CBD concentration than THC. You can also extract other CBD elements, such as CBN and CBG, to help you deal with various conditions.

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Effects on the body

Sativa marijuana strains have higher levels of CBD than THC; hence, you can use them without worrying about getting high. They have more physical effects but can also be suitable for mental needs. 

They are suitable for dealing with pains and injuries from soreness, inflammation, muscle aches, headaches, back pains, and other pains. This makes them an ideal remedy for people with intense pains such as chronic cancer and arthritis.

They are good appetite stimulants and can suppress nausea and vomiting, which will likely affect your appetite. Sativa strains can also be suitable for those dealing with ADHD and depression. CBD has feel-good effects on the body and is ideal for dealing with depression and other severe conditions.

  • Hybrid strains

Features and composition

These strains are a blend of sativa and indica strains; hence they tend to exhibit traits from the two significant breeds. They also have both CBD and THC; however, the concentration varies based on the plant breed mixed. If you have more sativa genes, the CBD ratio tends to be higher than THC and vice versa. They also have medium to high levels of terpenes contributed by the two mixed breeds.

They are suitable for farmers growing marihuana in environments with challenging weather conditions. They can withstand high heat and grow in varying temperature ranges and light concentrations; hence you can grow them indoors or outdoors. 

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Effects on the body

If you smoke or vape hybrid strains, you should anticipate various effects. They can deal with conditions suited for sativa or indica. If you are uncertain about the strains to buy, settle on the hybrid, especially if you are unsure about the strain that best addresses your current medical condition. 

  • Cannabis Ruderalis

Commonly found in Russia, this strain grows wildly and is not preferred by many hence not actively exploited and grown by farmers. Breeders can use its genetic features to boost production in sativa and indica plants. It is low in THC; however, the CBD levels are slightly higher and can be used for different health conditions, such as pain relief. 

They are short and mature faster than indica, hybrids, and sativa strains. They are suitable for creating hybrids with shorter maturity periods. 


There are three main marijuana strains, namely sativa, indica, and hybrid, but you can also get other rare versions, such as ruderalis. When selecting the best strain for you, consider the needs you plan to address, their effect on the body, and CBD Vs. THC levels.



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