There are two types of people in the world—those who think all cannabis strains behave the same, and those who notice key differences in each. At Growers Choice Seeds, we firmly believe that there’s a cannabis strain for everybody, regardless of personal wants, needs, and medical history. Read on to find out how you can choose the right strain for your health needs.
Where the trouble lies, however, is the struggle to find the right cannabis strain catered to your desired experience. With such a personalized journey ahead, allow us to offer some guidance on how to narrow down your choices—because, let’s face it, we have over 100 strains to choose from and it can get a little intimidating. Here are some questions to ask yourself along to way to help with your decision.
What Is Your Preferred Cannabis Experience?
If you could describe your ideal cannabis experience, what would it be? How would you want to feel? What would you want to do? If you deal with chronic stress, anxiety, or pain on a regular basis, the answer could lie in an indica strain. On the opposite end, if you need help getting out of bed in the morning, or you need a little pep in your step without the caffeine jitters, you might want a sativa strain by your side. Here’s another key component—at what time of the day would you like to smoke cannabis? Indicas are typically best-suited for evening or nighttime use, which sativas perform better in the mornings.
Do You Prefer an Indica or Sativa?
Cannabis strains can be divided into two categories: indica and sativa. This differentiation allows consumers to predict the behaviors and characteristics of each. In terms of psychoactive and medical effects, these strains could not be more opposite. As we mentioned earlier, most sativas provide energizing and awakening effects. Indicas are much more laid-back and soothing to the brain and body. Not only that, but the way these strains grow is quite different too. Indica plants typically appear short and wide, similar to a bush rather than a tree. Sativa plants grow taller and skinnier than indicas. Because of this, growers might need a different grow room set-up depending on the strain they choose to harvest at home.
Do You Experience Any Medical Issues?
In some cases, marijuana may be prescribed by a medical professional to their patient. Some consumers turn to a cannabis strain for its health benefits rather than its “fun” side effects. Truth be told, cannabis is a necessity for many, which is why we’re so surprised that medical use remains illegal in some parts of the United States and the rest of the world. You may not even realize you need cannabis until you schedule a doctor’s appointment. If you reside in a state with medical cannabis, we encourage you to take advantage of it! You never know how cannabis can benefit your health until you try it. Here are some reasons patients turn to cannabis…
Do You Enjoy Combining Strains?
Can’t find a strain that does it all? No worries—you can always mix two or more strains to create the perfect cannabis cocktail. Many consumers prefer hybrid strains for that exact reason. A hybrid cannabis strain comes with both indica and sativa properties to give you a mix of energy, relaxation, and pain relief. Growers Choice Seeds has hundreds of hybrids to choose from, which are actually more popular than pure sativas and indicas. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could always create your own hybrid at home with two pure strains of your choice. The beauty of cannabis is that all strains complement each other and blend together perfectly.
Have You Grown Cannabis Before?
All effects aside, the right strain for you also depends on your level of growing experience. Let’s say you want to grow your own plants at home. As a beginner, we recommend choosing one of our many autoflowering seed strains. These seeds are naturally easier to grow, maintain, and harvest over time. Autoflowering seeds provide a low-maintenance, low-key growing experience. For those of you who want more of a challenge, take a look at our medical and clone seeds. We also have regular seeds for sale on our website. All seeds can be purchased directly from our site, but please do not send us your orders through social media. It’s actually illegal to do cannabis-related sales via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
The Decision Is Ultimately Yours, and There Is No Wrong Answer
With these factors in mind, you should (hopefully!) have an easier time finding the right cannabis strain. It may take a few tries but we promise your ideal strain is out there! Cannabis is a bit of a trial and error experience, so don’t expect to find the perfect one right away. Trust the process and trust your gut feeling. You’ll know when the “perfect” strain comes along. It’s kind of like falling in love. Once you know, you know. Oh, and one more thing, all our seeds strains come with a short description to help you get the overall gist before you buy. We tell you the CBD/THC profile of each strain, along with its unique characteristics and how easy it is to grow.