VARAVO STRAIN INFORMATION
Indica strains are known for being physically sedating, perfect for relaxing with a movie or as a nightcap before bed. Sativas typically provide more invigorating, uplifting cerebral effects that pair well with physical activity, social gatherings, and creative projects. Hybrids tend to fall somewhere in between the indica-sativa spectrum, depending on the traits they inherit from their parent strains. Because of these perceived differences, medical patients using cannabis to treat their symptoms and conditions may also consider a strain’s classification. A patient suffering from fatigue or depression may use a sativa during the day, and another treating pain and insomnia will likely choose an indica strain at nighttime.
High-CBD strains, which are preferred by patients treating seizures, anxiety, pain, and a few other conditions can be indica, hybrid or sativa so its calcification as CBD should not be regarded as its own category but depending on the specific CBD : THC ratio and its calcification as an indica, hybrid or sativa. CBD on its own is not psychoactive but depending on the specific strains CBD to THC ratio can provide psychoactive effect in which its classification of indica, hybrid or sativa will play a larger role.
These classifications have been around longer than you might think: early taxonomic distinctions between Cannabis indica and Cannabis sativa began in the 18th century when differences between their structure and resin production were first noted. The hybrid category was adopted later on, as growers began mixing genetics from different geographic locations. Our expectations certainly play a role in how we experience any given strain, but this consistency is not insignificant. However, these expectations are sometimes over-generalized. Two types of cannabis compounds – cannabinoids and terpenes – hold most of the influence when it comes to effects. Cannabinoids like THC and CBD are molecular structures with their own unique properties and medical benefits. Terpenes are the aromatic oils secreted in cannabis resin that modulate the effects of cannabinoids, and these too have their own set of effects. In this way, cannabis strains are the sum of smaller parts that may be passed on genetically. This helps explain the undeniable consistency in strain types, but there is still room for variation. Let’s take Blue Dream as an example. Due to its sativa-dominant genetics, we expect Blue Dream to make us feel uplifted and energized. Sometimes, however, you’ll find a more indica-like phenotype, or a strain that expresses characteristics we associate with indicas, such as relaxing effects. How the plant is grown can also affect the strain’s terpene and cannabinoid contents, and more or less of either compound type may give rise to different physical sensations. As more research is conducted, our understanding of cannabis classification is bound to evolve as we learn what chemical configurations will produce these so-called “sativa” and “indica” effects.
Blue Dream a go to sativa-dominant strain with level headed effects. With a sweet berry aroma, Blue Dream delivers swift symptom relief without heavy sedative effects. This makes Blue Dream a popular daytime medicine for patients treating pain, depression, nausea, and other ailments requiring elevated levels of THC.
Jack is a sativa-dominant cannabis strain that has gained as much renown as its namesake, the marijuana activist and author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes. Jack captures both the cerebral elevation associated with sativas and the potency associated with indicas. Consumers typically describe this 55% sativa hybrid as blissful, clear-headed, and creative.
Sour Diesel, sometimes called Sour D, is an invigorating sativa-dominant hybrid strain named after its pungent, diesel-like aroma. This fast-acting strain delivers energizing, dreamy cerebral effects that have pushed Sour Diesel to its legendary status. Stress, pain, and depression fade away in long-lasting relief that makes Sour Diesel a top choice among medical patients.
Gorilla is a potent hybrid strain that delivers heavy-handed euphoria and relaxation, leaving you feeling “glued” to the couch. Overall, the Gorilla vibe is happy, relaxed, and sleepy. This pungent earthy and sour strain provides a true head-to-toe experience, stimulating the mind and sending the body into a dreamy, blissful calmness best used by patients for pain management.
OG Kush is cherished for its ability to crush stress under the weight of its heavy euphoria. It carries an earthy pine and sour lemon scent with woody undertones, an aroma that has become the signature of OG Kush varieties and descendants. With OG Kush, patients most commonly cite improvements in migraines, ADD/ADHD, and stress disorders
Skywalker is a well-rounded Indica-dominant hybrid that helps patients knock out pain and relax into sleep after a long day of battling the Dark Side. The sativa side of this strain allows for a nice head high as well, but it isn’t overly hazy or unfocused. Skywalker combines the sweet fruity aroma of Blueberry with the growing strengths of the hardy, high-yielding Mazar.
GSC is a hybrid with a sweet and earthy aroma. GSC launches you to euphoria where a full-body relaxation meets a time-bending cerebral space. A little goes a long way with this hybrid, whose THC heights have created a cult following for patients needing a strong dose of relief for severe pain, nausea, and appetite loss.
Grand Daddy Purple
Granddaddy Purple (or GDP) is a famous Indica dominant strain with complex grape and berry aroma. Its potent psychoactive effects are clearly detectable in both mind and body, delivering a fusion of cerebral euphoria and physical relaxation. While your thoughts may float in a dreamy buzz, your body is more likely to find itself fixed in one spot for the duration of GDP’s effects. Like most heavy Indica varieties, Granddaddy Purple is typically pulled off the shelf to treat pain, stress, insomnia, appetite loss, and muscle spasms.
Bubba Kush is an indica strain that has gained and beyond for its heavy tranquilizing effects. Sweet hashish flavors with subtle notes of chocolate and coffee come through on the exhale, delighting the palate as powerful relaxation takes over. From head to toe, muscles ease with heaviness as dreamy euphoria blankets the mind, crushing stress while coercing happy moods.