Choosing the right marijuana strain is important to have the best experience possible. There are more than 1000 different strains that range from pure sativas to pure indicas and in between. A hybrid strain is exactly what it sounds like—it’s a combination of sativa and indica plants and can be bread to provide specific qualities giving consumers the best of both worlds.
Hybrids can be dominant to either sativa or indica. If you choose a hybrid strain that is dominant to one way or the other, expect to experience more of the effects associated with the dominant strain.
Hybrid strains fall in to one of three categories:
- Sativa dominant Hybrids These hybrids typically provide a heady high that pairs well with a relaxing body feeling. Sativa dominant hybrids are typically used to relax and unwind both physically and mentally.
- Balanced Hybrids (50/50) These are typically a true balance of indica and sativa plants. These strains are ideal for those looking to balance mind and body highs.
- Indica dominant Hybrids Indica dominant hybrids generally provide a strong body high which makes them ideal for moderate pain relief or relaxation and sleep in the evening.
When choosing the right strain for you, make sure you find a dispensary and talk to your budtender and understand if the cannabis you are choosing is dominant one way or the other. Also, don’t forget to look for great deals at whichever dispensary you find!