Understanding the four kinds of Cannabis

If you’re new to the world of cannabis or want to learn more about how to choose the best marijuana strain for you, you’ve stumbled upon the right article. The cannabis plant is typically classified into four groups: CBD-Rich, Sativa, Indica and Hybrid, all used for a number of recreational and medicinal purposes. Choosing which kind to partake in all depends on what your plans are for the day or intended activity.

Here’s some information that can help you decide:


Known for its non-psychoactive qualities, CBD has been reported to be beneficial

for its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties and also decreases the psychoactivity of THC when combined with it. It is often consumed to help with pain relief.


These strains are known to be energizing, offering uplifting cerebral effects. They are reported

to have therapeutic results like mood elevation, increased sense of well-being and focus, and increased appetite. Sativa strains pair well with social gatherings or exercise.


Frequently used in the evening, Indica strains have been known to provide a more relaxed body experience. These strains have calming effects and are a great option to help with sleep.


Hybrid strains traditionally contain traits of both Indica and Sativa plants. Hybrid strains are produced when two or more strains are cross-bred. Strains are often tailored through cross-breeding plants, with one variety typically dominant, to create desired therapeutic effects.

While these are all good indicators of side effects, individual cannabis plants produce varying effects on the body based on their own cannabinoid and terpene content (natural compounds). When considering which strain to experiment with, it’s important to read our menu descriptions to understand the specific strain effects.

If you’re interested in digging deeper into the differences between cannabis strains, check out this helpful Leafly article.

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