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HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST STRAINS OF CANNABIS FROM FUNJUICE
There are so many different strains of cannabis that it can be difficult to know which one to smoke. They come from different breeders and growers, and the result is a whole world of cannabis strains, each with its own unique aroma, taste, and effects.
This guide will help you learn how to choose your favorite cannabis strain from Funjuice.
CHEMICAL COMPOSITIONS OF THE CANNABIS FLOWERS, HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST STRAINS OF CANNABIS FROM FUNJUICE
Before we talk about the best cannabis strains and flowers, let's talk about their compounds and how they affect our bodies.
The cannabis plant contains many different chemical compounds that contribute to the effects we feel after smoking, vaping, eating, and absorbing cannabis products. Compounds include cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, etc.
Cannabinoids and terpenes are the biggest impacts on cannabis consumers today, as we continue to research and learn about the vast array of other plant molecules. That's due to research around the outliers.
WHAT ARE CANNABINOIDS?
Cannabinoids are active compounds in cannabis and hemp that interact with our endocannabinoid system. They bind to our body's cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2), which are responsible for how much of a therapeutic effect we feel when consumed.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD) are the most common cannabinoids. THC is the active cannabinoid that produces the highs we feel.
It is the only known intoxicating compound, at this time. CBD is not psychoactive but on its own it offers some therapeutic qualities and clarity of mind. CBD is also said to help regulate high levels from THC.
Other cannabinoids include CBN, CBG, THCA, THCV, CBDA, CBDV, and THCV. Each of these cannabinoids has their own respective functions and potential benefits.
WHAT ARE TERPENES?
Terpenes are the aromatic oils in cannabis that are responsible for their smell, taste, and potency. There are many classes of terpenes, including monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes.
Monoterpenes are lighter than sesquiterpenes, so that means they burn faster when consumed. When the terpenes burn out, they change the taste and experience of your cannabis.
Examples of monoterpenes include Myrcene, Limonene, Linalool, and Pinene. Examples of sesquiterpenes include Caryophyllene and Humulene.
Cannabis-derived terpenes are different from man-made and synthetic terpenes. Cannabis terpenes are derived from real plants, thus contributing to a more complete profile and experience than lab-generated terpene profiles.
THE EFFECT OF CANNABINOIDS AND TERPENES ON EACH OTHER
The binding effect, also known as the fusion effect, is the belief that cannabinoids and terpenes work better together, as a full chemical profile, than individually with targeted effects. This is why so much emphasis is placed on well-informed and complete products.
INDICA, SATIVA VÀ HYBRID: DIFFERENT TYPES OF CANNABIS
Cannabis flowers are classified as indica, sativa and hybrid. Here's what to know about each type.
Indicas are cannabis strains derived from Afghan genes. Indica genetics promote short and bushy cannabis plants that prefer cold/temperate environments.
They produce tight and dense shoots. Historically, indica cannabis products were sold as “weight loss” products to help you feel relaxed and/or drowsy.
However, we have learned to pay more attention to specific terpenes, such as linalool and myrcene, and take more responsibility for these effects.
Examples of indica cannabis strains include Black Truffle, Grape Sorbet, and White Raspberry.
Sativa cannabis plants grow tall. They are known to live best in warm, Mediterranean climates.
Sativas have always been considered to have a “superior” effect, i.e. uplifting and energizing. Terpenes such as limonene and pinene are more applicable for these types of effects.
Examples of sativas include Push Pop and Sunshine.
Hybrid cannabis strains are created from crossing two different Sativa or Indica strains, in the hope of maximizing the desired attributes of both parents.
Examples of hybrids include Blue Burst, Ghost Face Mintz, and Rainbow Sherbet.
BEST STRAIN FOR YOU
To choose the best cannabis strains for you, it's best to try a bunch of different cannabis strains from different companies and record your experience.
It is important to understand that marijuana affects each person differently; so if you're looking to reduce sleepiness and a friend suggests Peach Gelato, it could very well leave you feeling energized and creative.
Consuming cannabis is a very subjective experience. For one, everyone has different tolerance levels. That means if I smoke daily, I'm probably better equipped to handle the heavy Pink Acai effects than someone who only smokes on weekends.
Also, someone might have a completely different color scheme than mine. That means I can smoke some Pink Rosay and enjoy the fruity taste, your taste buds can smoke the Pink Rosay and detect the diesel flavor.
This is why it's important to try a bunch of different cannabis flowers and level up your experience. No professional can tell you what's best for your mind and body.