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Strain Types

Updated: Jan 12

There are four categories of cannabis strains. They are: sativa, indica, hybrid and High CBD. Strains are bred to maximize/minimize specific traits and effects, and hybrid strains are created when genetics from both sativas and indicas are joined together.

Sativa & indica strains originate from different geographic locations. They have distinct characteristics in appearance and growth cycle. More importantly, the two types of cannabis can have very different effects on the human body.

Sativa Strain

Patients seeking medicine that offers pain relief and encourages physical activity, increased energy, and creativity may prefer sativa strains. They provide energizing effects and an uplifting feeling. Sativas can also help alleviate anxiety and depression, promoting a sense of well-being.

Indica Strain

Indica strains are known for relaxing the mind and body. The full-body sedating effects of indicas are best for those with chronic pain and issues with sleep.These strains are also effective in stimulating appetite, reducing nausea, and relieving intra-ocular pressure.

Patients that are looking to manage pain, insomnia, anxiety, and stress, Indica strains are the way to go.

Hybrid Strain

Hybrid strains are generally categorized as sativa-dominant, indica-dominant, or balanced (50/50) hybrid.

Hybrid strains are crossbred strains of cannabis that have genetics from both sativa and indica strains. Their traits depend on what is inherited from parent strains.

CBD-rich Strains

These strains are specifically bred for high CBD content, therefore maximizing medicinal benefits. CBD-rich strains can be an indica, sativa, or hybrid.

High-CBD strains are reported to be helpful in treating a number of conditions while producing little to no psychoactive effects. CBD may be helpful in treating pain, inflammation, and anxiety.

We highly recommend you schedule a consultation with Sanctuary Medicinals of Gardner so that you can learn more and find the right strain for your needs.


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