Part 1: Cannabis Strains Explained

  • , by Ann Gregg Gerstner
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Part 1: Cannabis Strains Explained

Welcome back to our Beginner's Guide! If you're new to the world of cannabis, you've come to the right place. In this post, we'll introduce you to some of the most popular cannabis strains and their effects. Whether you're curious about Sativa's energizing qualities, Indica's relaxing benefits, or the balanced nature of Hybrids, we've got you covered. Let's explore the diverse and fascinating world of cannabis together!

The Basics

To start with, the first definitions you will want to learn about are the three main categories cannabis strains are divided into. These categories are: Sativa, Indica, and Hybrid. Read on to learn the basics of each of these. 


Sativa is a type of cannabis plant known for its tall, thin structure and narrow leaves. It typically grows in warm climates and is associated with uplifting and energizing effects, making it popular for daytime use. Sativa strains are often used to enhance creativity, focus, and social activities.


Indica is a type of cannabis plant characterized by its short, bushy stature and broad leaves. It generally grows in cooler climates and is known for its relaxing and sedative effects. Indica strains are commonly used for nighttime use to aid in sleep, reduce anxiety, and relieve pain.


Hybrid refers to a cannabis plant that is a crossbreed of both Sativa and Indica strains. Hybrids can exhibit characteristics of both parent strains, resulting in a wide range of effects. They are bred to combine the best traits of Sativa and Indica, offering a balanced experience that can be tailored to specific needs and preferences.


Cannabis Strains, Definitions, & Effects


Popular Strains & Their Effects, Part 1

Next, you will find some of the most popular strains, their category (abbreviated in parentheses), and some of the strains' most common effects.

Note, the information provided here is for educational and informational purposes only. We do not provide medical, legal, or professional advice, and nothing on this site should be construed as such. Always consult with a qualified healthcare professional before making any decisions based on this information. The use of cannabis products should be done in accordance with local laws and regulations. We are not responsible for any actions taken based on the information provided here.

Amnesia Haze-(SH)70/30 The high that Amnesia Haze Auto creates will be a soaring, cerebral roller coaster that stimulates all the senses. Upon smoking, users will feel focused and highly motivated, however that energized feeling will later switch to a more lethargic, relaxed mindset that is perfect for promoting the inner philosopher. Great for musicians, writers, reading, gaming or just hanging out at home with friends.

Apple Fritter - (H) 50/50 - Relaxed, Talkative, Giggle, Creative, Euphoric

Banana Purple Punch - (IH) 75/25 At first, you’ll experience a joyful high that allows you to focus and clears your mind, but don’t rush. Banana Purple Punch Auto is a creeper strain and the full-on effect may creep up on you all at once when you least expect it. After a couple of hits, the pleasant head high slowly turns into a powerful long-lasting sedative effect that feels like it's melting your whole body, relieving pain, stress, and symptoms associated with appetite loss while leaving you happy and relaxed. This nightcap strain definitely puts you to sleep, so take it easy.

Cherry Pie -  (IH) 80/20 Euphoric, Happy, Relaxed

Chocolope- (S) 90/10 Leaves you feeling energetic, uplifted and creative, which makes it a good daytime strain. It has been noted to help with stress, depression and anxiety….which is why Christine wanted to try growing it.

GG4 Sherbet - (IH)70/30 THC up to 27% delivers a potency that evokes joy, euphoria, and plenty of mood-boosting bliss.

Gorilla Cookies - (IH) 55/45 Being a perfectly balanced hybrid, this strain delivers an intense head rush that will leave you euphoric and giggling. It will slowly transform into a potent body high that you can feel on your eyes and face and will have you relaxed anywhere you are. It has a synergetic high, perfect for the end of the day, especially after a long day of work.

Grand Daddy Purp - (I)100% The effect of this sweet, grape and berry flavored, powerful strain are both euphoric and soothing In addition to feeling soothed, consumers described feeling tired, happy, and hungry.


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