Choosing a cannabis strain should be based on how you feel after smoking it. The most important consideration is how you feel. Do you feel uplifted? Calm? Moody? Happy? Tired? Lazy? Etc.? Different strains affect people in different ways. Some strains make you happy and energetic, while others put you down and make you sleepy. The key is to find the strain that works for you. There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to choosing a cannabis strain. Cannabis affects everyone differently. It’s like a super powerful drug (in a good way) that is custom-designed just for you. So the first step in making an intelligent choice about which strain to use is to decide how you want to be affected. In other words: How do you want to feel after smoking this amazing plant? Once you have decided on that, the next step is to learn all about the different types of cannabis plants (strains) that have been developed by man and nature over thousands of years and find the one that works best for you.
There are several criteria to consider when choosing a strain.
1. Evaluate the effects of the strains on your mind and body:
A good way to do this is to hold an informal focus group. Invite a small, unbiased sample of your friends and associates who use cannabis to evaluate the strains with you. Tell them to focus on the physical, mental, and general “feel” of the high. You might find it helpful to have each person rank the strains in order from 1 to 5 (with 5 being the highest) on a scale that includes factors like:
The most common ranking system is 1-to-10, where 1 is the lowest rating (like a “1”) and 10 is the highest (like a “10”). However, you could also use a scale from 0 to 100, where 0 is no effect, and 100 is the most intense high imaginable.
Evaluate how likely each strain is to get you high. In other words, how psychoactive is the strain? If you don’t believe my claim that a true psychoactive high is the most important factor to consider when choosing a cannabis strain, ask your friends and associates to rank the strains based on how much fun they think they’re going to have to get high on them.
2. Choosing Your Cannabis Strain by its Effectiveness as a Medicine
First, you should choose a cannabis strain effective as a medicine for your particular condition. If you’re looking for a “party” or a “Euphoria” strain, you may be disappointed. These are not the kinds of strains you should focus on if you are looking for a sedative or pain-reducing effect.
3. Choose a Strain That Is Easy to Treat
It would be best to consider choosing a strain that is easy to treat. If your cannabis-using patient needs medication, it’s a good idea to pick a strain that won’t create a physical dependence. Some patients (like cancer patients) experience unpleasant side effects when they stop using cannabis. If this is a concern for you, you should look for a cannabis strain that produces only a mild high, which is not as physically sedating as other strains.
4. A Strain With Low Potential for Abuse
People who use cannabis recreationally are often “stoned zoners.” It means they use a certain amount of cannabis (and then stop using it), but they never get “high” again. On the other hand, “chronic users” (people who use cannabis every day for medical or recreational reasons) often develop a tolerance to the effects of cannabis.
5. Taste and aroma:
The strain’s terpene profile can produce subtle or intense flavors and aromas. Depending on your taste, you can choose a strain that gives its taste and aroma strength to appeal to you.
6. Desirable effect:
Responses to cannabis vary from person to person, and there is no guarantee that any strain will have a particular effect. However, you can try cannabinoid and terpene profile strains that are likely to produce the desired effect. For example, if you want to experience intoxicating effects, choosing one with high THC content makes sense. If you’re looking for a more relaxing experience, you can try strains containing linalool, a terpene known to be stress-relieving.
Depending on the concentration of cannabinoids, especially THC, some strains are more potent than others, and the level of potency you are looking for will help you decide which strain to try—looking for a strong high price? Try something more powerful. Are you looking for such an intense experience? Use something that is not very powerful.
8. Cultivation method:
Some people prefer weeds grown indoors or outdoors. If you are one of those people, you will, of course, want to try a stock that suits your taste.
9. Possible medical benefits:
Depending on the cannabinoid ratio of the strain or the terpene profile, there may be various potential benefits. If you’re considering using cannabis to treat your condition, talk to your health care professional to find out which strains are useful.
There are varieties in all price ranges, from wallet-friendly to high-end. If you have a particular budget in mind, it can certainly consider the cannabis stocks you decide to try.