A Guide to Different Cannabis Strains and Their Effects

A Guide to Different Cannabis Strains and Their Effects - Meo Marley's Herbal Blends

Cannabis' popularity witnessed a spike with the development of cannabis strains. Today, there are almost 700 different cannabis strains loved around the globe. While the strain diversity caters to a wide audience, visiting a cannabis dispensary and getting the right one might be challenging. 

This cannabis strain guide delves into understanding varieties of multiple strains and their effects. So, before visiting the dispensary now, read this post carefully, and buy the perfect strain for your needs! 

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Cannabis Types: A Guide to Strains and Their Effects

Over 500 varieties of chemicals are produced by cannabis plants. However, it's important to know that terpenes and cannabinoids, including THC, CBD, and CBG, are two of the most prevalent and significant categories regarding effects and behaviors.

The precise chemical composition of a particular cannabis plant determines the feeling and benefits a certain strain provides. 

A combination of its genetic makeup, as well as external variables like moisture, temperature, light, and so on, ensures each strain has a unique chemical profile.

While staying loyal to your favorite strain is common, you may notice slight variations in sensation and effects when purchasing a similar strain from multiple processors or even from the same processor who's derived the strain from another crop. 

Apart from dozens of strains available, the most common three categories are the following:


Indica strains are renowned for providing a calming emotional impact along with giving you a wholesome 'high.' Indica strains give you intense bodily highs covering your entire body, taking you to the next dimension. 

Indica strains are known for their profoundly sedative effects. They might not be ideal for enjoying a night out because they can make you sleepy and distant. When using Indica strains, it's possible to occasionally have a couch lock as physical drowsiness makes it difficult to move around. 

Owing to their ability to help with insomnia and various physical illnesses, these strains are excellent for usage in the evening and at night. Indica strains help you feel less nauseous, eat more, and relax your muscles and joints. 

Indica could be excellent for relaxing and unwinding after a long and tiring day at work. 

Indica species often have strong THC concentrations and little or no CBD. Several renowned Indica variants are:

  • OG Kush
  • Granddaddy Purple
  • Purple Punch


Sativa strains commonly give you a head high that influences your state of mind and is mostly cerebral in nature. You could experience increased vigor, clarity, and even euphoria after using sativa.

Sativa strains are best used during the day or at social gatherings since they make you feel fairly buzzed. Many individuals also find sativa strains beneficial while working on creative endeavors because of their energizing and uplifting qualities. 

Note: Sativas can induce anxiety and paranoia in certain individuals if consumed excessively. Sativa plants have modest quantities of CBD and comparatively high amounts of THC. 

Several popular Sativa strains are:

  • Jack Herer 
  • Super Silver Haze
  • Blue Dream


Crossing indica and sativa seeds results in hybrids. A hybrid strain produces nearly all of the cannabis that is now on the market. When you refer to a cannabis plant as "Indica" or "Sativa" nowadays, you are referring to its effects rather than its origins. 

Parent strains influence a hybrid strain's effects since numerous characteristics are inherited. In order to generate distinct flavors and effects, hybrids are frequently cultivated for precise, balanced ratios of THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids and terpenes.

Hybrid strains can produce sativa-dominant or Indica-dominant effects. Indica-dominant effects include relaxation, tiredness, and a body high. Hybrids created from popular cannabis strains include a couple of the finest and most popular cannabis varieties. 

Following are a few popular hybrid strains:

  • Sundae Driver
  • Gelato
  • Cookies

Final Thoughts

While this post only touches the surface of the 'cannabis strain' ocean, we hope that it proved to be a helpful guide about choosing the right strain for the effects you're looking for. 

Owing to its potential risks, we strongly suggest that you consume cannabis carefully. Remember to read dosage instructions carefully, and always buy from a licensed and insured cannabis business.

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