There are a variety of cannabis strain dominants that produce different effects on the mind and body when used. These dominants include sativa, indica, hybrid, CBD and harmony 1:1.
Let’s Start with Sativa
Sativa plants can grow upwards of 25 feet tall but most stay under 12 feet. The leaves are light green, long and thin. Sativa strains are often described as uplifting and energetic. They produce a “cerebral buzz”. Sativa strains are great for daytime use and are a favorite for medicinal users because of the pain relieving properties.
There are numerous sativa strains out there. We’ve highlighted the strains that really stood out to us.
Green crack is one of the most popular sativa Strains. It was originally called Green Cush (with a c) but got renamed Green Crack by Snoop Dogg to emphasize the strong energizing properties of this weed.
Green Crack gives off the aromas of lemon, pine, citrus, tropical and fruity. It’s extremely potent. You’ll get a strong sensation just by taking a sniff!
Users report high levels of energy without creating the couch lock effect and provide a boost in creativity. Instead of drinking a coffee in the morning, some users smoke green crack instead.
This strain is great for depression, ADHD, anxiety, fibromyalgia, muscle spasms, migraines and neck pain. It can also treat nausea.
One negative about green crack is it can cause dry mouth/dry eyes due to it’s anticholinergic effects.
Durban poison originated in a city known as Durban, in South Africa. It is a pure sativa strain with high THC content.
Durban poison scent/flavor consists of pine, earthy, sweet, spicy and citrus. If grown appropriately, durban is usually coated with trichomes, so it’s smell comes off strong.
Users report this strain gives an energy boost, uplift in mood and focusing abilities. It boosts creativity, so it would pair well with doing a project or artwork. (I love smoking durban poison for painting and drawing!) It can give a person the munchies.
Medically, this strain can help alleviate adhd/add symptoms. But unlike stimulants, this straon won’t induce insomnia. It can help alleviate nausea, helping those with conditions like Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome keep their food down and their nutrition up. It is great for depression because of its euphoric effects. It also can help with eating disorders like anorexia, providing the user an appetite.
Chocolate OG is a chocolatey genetic cross from THC clones. This strain was created through the union of pungent parent strains, True OG and Chocolate Rain.
Users have reported that this strain produces relaxing, euphoric effects. It comes with a boost in mood and creativity. It heightens focus and motivation.
Some conditions this strain can help with include chronic pain,migraines ,depression , and loss of appetite. (Yes, this one gives you the munchies!)
The flavors are a mix of sweet, earthy and pungent.