How to Choose a Cannabis Strain from a Marijuana Store Online
If you’re a long time weed smoker, you might remember a time when someone asked what strain you were smoking, and your response would be, “no idea, I’m smoking whatever my dealer had.” Since then weed has been legalized. Over a year into legalization and some physical stores have converted their marijuana store online. Stoners can access a wide variety of weed and cannabis products, allowing us to really explore the wide world of cannabis.
The caveat is that if you don’t know what you were smoking before, how do you know the difference between the wide array of cannabis strains you’ll come across. More importantly, how do you choose the best one for you?
When looking to buy weed from a marijuana store online, you’ll see cannabis strains classified into 3 categories:
Here’s a quick guide to identifying the difference between these cannabis strains and some of our favourites from Terra Tonic’s marijuana store online.
Indica cannabis strains are most well-known for their soothing bodily effects. This is due to their higher concentration of the therapeutic CBD cannabinoid than the cerebral psychoactive THC cannabinoid. The body high provided by indica strains is often prescribed for users who experience physical conditions including nausea, chronic pain, insomnia. Recreational users enjoy the sedative effects that make indica strains perfect for nighttime use and lazy days off. Stoners joke that indica strains put you “in-da-couch.”
Their broad leaves and stocky stems can identify cannabis indica plants. They grow and mature faster than Sativa plants. However, they don’t grow quite as tall. Nevertheless, these plants overcompensate with bushy leaves and dense buds.
Death Tuna is a classic indica strain featured in Terra Tonic’s marijuana store online that is famous for its stereotypical stoner effects. Users experience happiness, euphoria, and sleepiness, along with a strong case of the munchies and pasties.
Sativa cannabis strains provide a much more energetic high than their indica counterparts, with a heavy head high that can send minds soaring. Stoners who use Sativa strains typically enjoy them during the day, and at work, due to the higher THC to CBD ratio that is more psychoactive than a sedative. The cerebral rush that comes with smoking Sativa provides the mental stimulation that can contribute to heightened focus, creativity, and productivity, without feeling burnt out as you come down.
Some introverts even credit Sativa strains with helping them come out of their shell for work presentations, networking and social situations. However, if you suffer from an anxiety disorder, you may want to steer clear of Sativa strains, as the buzzy high can be overwhelming for you.
You’ll know a cannabis plant is of the Sativa variety if it grows tall, with a thin stem and slender leaves. Sativa plants take a longer time to grow and mature when they are as tall as 12ft; thus, their levels will be more sparse, and the plant itself will appear less bushy than indica plants.
Organic Bruce Banner is another cult classic in Terra Tonic’s online marijuana store that provides a powerful boost of energy reminiscent of its comic book namesake. Its high sets in quickly tapers off to euphoric creativity, and is slightly soothing to the body, allowing you to buckle down for hours of productivity.
Hybrid cannabis strains are those that have been engineered by cannabis farmers to combine the effects of a Sativa strain with an indica for a more balanced high. This unique high is mentally stimulating without being anxiety-inducing and calming to the body without putting you to sleep. As a result, hybrid strains are most preferred for daily and medicinal use for mental and mood disorders. The combined effects allow users to remain functional and productive while mitigating the physical symptoms that accompany these disorders.
While hybrids have quickly become the most commonly available strains due to craft farming, few strains are pure hybrids, with a 50/50 ratio of Indica to Sativa properties. Most hybrid cannabis strains are either Sativa-dominant or indica-dominant. Sativa-dominant hybrids will be more mentally stimulating while offering mild relaxation to the body. In contrast, an indica-dominant hybrid will yield more lethargy and less of a buzzy head high.
Terra Tonic’s online marijuana store is fortunate enough to feature a pure hybrid strain known as Chocolate Chip Cookies. This strain is highly recommended for social gatherings and parties, as it’s relaxing yet energetic high causes users to be extremely extroverted and chatty. Its indica properties offer mild pain relief that is not sedative, while its Sativa properties will make you thirsty and hungry.
Find Your Perfect Strain with Terra Tonic
Terra Tonic is one of the fastest growing online marijuana stores serving Toronto and the GTA, offering a wide variety of the most popular and potent cannabis flower, oils, distillates and tinctures. Our strains are carefully sourced from craft farms in Canadian cannabis communities in Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia to provide our clients with the most vibrant Sativas, mellow Indicas, and soothing hybrid strains.
Each strain in our marijuana store online is carefully curated to describe the flavour profile, aroma, and high provided. It is accompanied by a handy visual guide that allows you to quickly reference the feelings, benefits and side effects each strain may become illicit. Our goal at Terra Tonic is to provide you with the most information possible on the products available so that you can elevate your high according to your specific needs and preferences.