There are two types of people in the world—those who think all marijuana strains behave the same, and those who notice key differences in each. At Pacific Seed Bank, we firmly believe that there’s a marijuana strain for everybody, regardless of personal wants, needs, and medical history. But with so many choices at your disposal at Pacific Seed Bank, how are you supposed to know which is the right marijuana strain? Where to begin? We’re here to help.
Where the trouble lies, however, is the struggle to find the right strain catered to your desired experience. With such a personalized journey ahead, allow us to offer some guidance on how to narrow down your choices—because, let’s face it, we have over 100 strains to choose from and it can get a little intimidating.
What Is Your Preferred Marijuana Experience?
If you could describe your ideal marijuana experience, what would it be? How would you want to feel? What would you want to do? If you deal with chronic stress, or anxiety, on a regular basis, the answer could lie in an indica strain. On the opposite end, if you need help getting out of bed in the morning, or you need a little pep in your step without the caffeine jitters, you might want a sativa strain by your side. Here’s another key component—at what time of the day would you like to smoke marijuana? Indicas are typically best-suited for evening or nighttime use, which sativas perform better in the mornings.
Key Differences In Sativa & Indica Strains
Marijuana strains can be divided into two categories: indica and sativa. This differentiation allows consumers to predict the behaviors and characteristics of each. In terms of psychoactive and medical effects, these strains could not be more opposite. As we mentioned earlier, most sativas provide energizing and awakening effects. Indicas are much more laid-back and soothing to the brain and body. Not only that, but the way these strains grow is quite different too. Indica plants typically appear short and wide, similar to a bush rather than a tree. Sativa plants grow taller and skinnier than indicas. Because of this, growers might need a different grow room set-up depending on the strain they choose to harvest at home.
Marijuana For Medical Use
In some cases, marijuana may be prescribed by a medical professional to their patient. Some consumers turn to marijuana for its health benefits rather than its “fun” side effects. Truth be told, marijuana is a necessity for many, which is why we’re so surprised that medical use remains illegal in some parts of the United States and the rest of the world. You may not even realize you need marijuana until you schedule a doctor’s appointment. If you reside in a state with medical marijuana, we encourage you to take advantage of it! You never know how marijuana can benefit your health until you try it. Here are some reasons patients turn to weed…
Based on your medical background, you can narrow down your choices and find the right marijuana strain without a doctor’s prescription or recommendation.
Mixing Marijuana Strains
Can’t find a strain that does it all? No worries—you can always mix two or more strains to create the perfect cannabis cocktail. Many consumers prefer hybrid strains for that exact reason. Hybrid strains come with both indica and sativa properties to give you a mix of energy, and relaxation. Pacific Seed Bank has hundreds of hybrids to choose from, which are actually more popular than pure sativas and indicas. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could always create your own hybrid at home with two pure strains of your choice. The beauty of marijuana is that all strains complement each other and blend together perfectly.
Have You Grown Marijuana Before?
All effects aside, the right strain for you also depends on your level of growing experience. Let’s say you want to grow your own plants at home. As a beginner, we recommend choosing one of our many autoflowering seed strains. These seeds are naturally easier to grow, maintain, and harvest over time. Autoflowering seeds provide a low-maintenance, low-key growing experience. For those of you who want more of a challenge, take a look at our medical and clone seeds. We also have regular seeds for sale on our website. All seeds can be purchased directly from our site, but please do not send us your orders through social media. It’s actually illegal to do marijuana-related sales via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
With these factors in mind, you should (hopefully!) have an easier time finding the right marijuana strain. It may take a few tries but we promise your ideal strain is out there! Marijuana is a bit of a trial and error experience, so don’t expect to find the perfect one right away. Trust the process and trust your gut feeling. You’ll know when the “perfect” strain comes along. It’s kind of like falling in love. Once you know, you know. Oh, and one more thing, all our seeds strains come with a short description to help you get the overall gist before you buy. We tell you the CBD/THC profile of each strain, along with its unique characteristics and how easy it is to grow.