One of the best ways to describe the effects of a new strain of cannabis to someone is to compare it to something they’ve tried. To liken the pure sativa strain Golden Goat to a cup of coffee then is almost accurate – it’s more like a cup of espresso.
The holiday season is upon us and that means the search for the perfect gift is on. With the first year of recreational cannabis sales in Michigan topping $450 million you can be sure that people will be giving the gift of ganja this year. While many people will love unwrapping the most potent strains from the top shelf there are several factors to consider before purchasing cannabis for someone else as a gift. What is their tolerance like? Do they like indica or sativa? How do they imbibe?
Throughout human history and across the globe, people have and continue to use cannabis to reach a heightened spiritual state. From South Asia to the West Indies, cannabis has been used all over the world in sacred ceremonies, rituals, magic and medicine. This likely is a result of the plant’s incredible ability to alter a person’s consciousness. Meditation can be used to create a similar altered state, and the use of cannabis during meditation can have expanding results.
Meditation can help center the mind, release tension throughout the body, and refocus energy in a positive direction. Many people find their meditation enhanced with the addition of smoked, vaped, or eaten cannabis. Because meditation is a very personal experience, people tend to look for a wide variety of effects from cannabis to guide their mental journey. The following strains have numerous traits that can be used together or independently to achieve a variety of desirable results:
When you begin to explore the world of medical marijuana, some of the first terms you’ll come across are Indica and Sativa. Generally speaking, these terms refer to the two major classifications of the cannabis plant that have their own particular attributes and effects. However, these are not set-in-stone classifications but general guidelines that signal what patients can anticipate when using a strain of cannabis, including medicinal effect, bud structure, smell, taste, etc.