Indicas– Indica strains are more “body” focused and tend to increased relaxation, pain relief and appetite.
Sativas – Sativa strains tend to be more focused on the “mind” and give the added benefits of increased energy, creativity and focus.
Hybrids & High CBD Flower – As the name implies, hybrids include medical properties from both the sativa and the indica lineage of the plant. High CBD Strains contain high levels of CBD; the other, lesser known active cannabinoid found in Cannabis. CBD offers pain relief, anti-anxiety and depression, and is shown in studies to reduce tumor size and kill cancer cells.
Concentrates, Topicals & Other
A cannabis extract is any oil that concentrates the plant’s chemical compounds like THC and CBD. This is achieved through a variety of extraction processes and solvents, the most common being butane and CO2. Advancements in extraction technology have enabled the use of other solvents like carbon dioxide and pure hydrocarbons in a process that utilizes pressure in a safe closed-loop system. The end product is a highly potent oil of varying consistencies most popularly used for vaporization,dabbing, and orally ingested.
Topicals are a great way to sooth arthritis pain, or help with skin issues such as psoriasis.
Cannabis concentrates are extracted from the flower in one of several processes including cooking with a fat base, or Co2 or butane extraction. These concentrates then are used in making everything from Gummies to Chocolates and everything in between. Consumption of Cannabis infused foods can be extremely therapeutic and medicating for patients.
Patients who do not like or cannot smoke may want to explore edibles as an alternative way of consuming cannabis. Keep in mind that, unlike smoking, edibles can take up to 2 hours to take effect. Caution should be exercised specially when trying a new product or using edibles for the first time.