Part 2: Cannabis Strains Explained

  • , by Ann Gregg Gerstner
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Part 2: Cannabis Strains Explained

Welcome back to our Beginner's Guide! If you haven't visited Part 1 of Cannabis Strains Explained, then pop back and check that particular post out now.

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. Just to refresh your memory, we'll cover the three basic categories first and then dive into more specific strain information. Off we go!

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.


Popular Strains & Their Effects, Part 2

Next, you will find a continuation from our previous post 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.

Grape Octane - (H) 50/50 - Aroused, Creative, Sleepy, Calming

Orange Sherbet - (SH) 70/30 After tasting Orange Sherbet Auto, you will feel her Sativa dominance and potency as she keeps you in orbit for hours on end. Absolutely delicious flavors and an effect described as uplifting, exhilarating, deeply creative, and motivated. This cultivar is perfect for social scenarios, dinner parties, days at the beach, a long hike, getting through a long to-do list or just playing music, gaming, or reading.

Strawberry Banana - (IH) 55/45 Due to the high THC level, this strain offers a strong hybrid effect. Upon smoking, you will feel a mild head buzz that gradually turns into a strong euphoric and uplifted cerebral high that leaves you focused and alert. The Sativa effect comes with a warming corporal buzz that slowly sedates your whole body and can leave you couch-locked with strong munchies if smoked in excess. This strain is seriously recommended for those with a high tolerance, as well as medicinal patients looking for an alternative to alleviate chronic pain, appetite loss, or severe anxiety.

Strawberry Cough - (SH) 80/20 Leaves you feeling energetic, uplifted and talkative and has also been known to help with stress, anxiety, and depression. The Women of BrainForest are always intrigued by strains that are uplifting and energetic, while also noted to help with anxiety.

Super Lemon Haze - (SH) 80/20 This strain is also one that leaves you energetic, uplifted, and creative. It’s noted to help with stress, anxiety, and depression. However, this strain can sometimes affect anxiety in negative ways, so be cautious and careful if this is an element you are looking to address. 

Tropicana Cookies - (IH) 60/40 Thanks to the 27% THC, Tropicana Cookies Auto’s effect starts with an energizing head rush that gets your mind up and running while leaving you in a nice calm state. As the Indica-dominant side kicks in, the powerful cerebral effect gradually moves downwards and hits your whole body with a deep relaxation that leaves you with a joyful stoney sensation that alleviates chronic pain while leaving you in an overall happy and positive state of mind. It’s the perfect daytime and nighttime strain as it can boost your mood and enhance a night out with friends but can also quiet your mind as you get ready for a good night of sleep. No matter the scenario, expect a powerful high that lasts for hours on end.

Wedding Cheesecake - (SH) 65/35 The effects are more cerebral than physical, with an upbeat, energetic, yet deeply relaxed edge. Thanks to her THC levels of 24%, smoking Wedding Cheesecake Auto is best suited for those with a higher tolerance who enjoy a heavily focused, motivated, and creative effect. The fine balance of the relaxing Indica heritage will reveal itself the more you smoke, making her well suited for daytime use.

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At BrainForest, we take pride in connecting with our customers, understanding your unique needs, and making your wishes come true. Whether you're a new or returning cannabis consumer, we're here to help. Our philosophy—Empower, Explore, Elevate—means we aim to empower you to explore and elevate your experience in ways that resonate with you. Your journey is unique, and we're here to support you every step of the way. 

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