I remember my first time—the first time I smoked weed, that is. I fumbled joints and blunts in high school but didn’t get the full experience until I started dating a Southern California stoner dude in college. With my low tolerance, I mostly “greened out” on the couch while he played video games with his roommates. It was fun, crazy, and overwhelming all at the same time. This is education for the marijuana newbie. In this blog, you’ll learn which strains Pacific Seed Bank has to offer that are either easy to grow, easy to consume, or both.
It Starts With A Single Seed
What makes a strain easy to grow? This may be a trick question as it’s not so much about the plant but more about the seeds themselves. At Pacific Seed Bank, we offer five varieties of weed seeds: autoflowering, clone, feminized, medical, and regular. We recommend autoflowering marijuana seeds to all beginners and newbies, simply because they’re the easiest to germinate. Without successful germination, you cannot grow or harvest marijuana plants. And guess what? Our seeds come with a 90% germination rate across all levels of growers.
Better yet, we’re with you every step of the way during your growing process. We help you out, especially in the beginning, with our handy germination guide, which can be found online whenever you need it. All seed packs also come with their own mini germination guide.
Easy-To-Grow Marijuana Strains
Relating back to our first question—what makes a strain easy to grow?—the answer comes down to a few factors. Firstly, beginners should pick a strain that’s low-maintenance and more resilient to uncontrollable influences, such as temperature, weather, and humidity.
On our website, you’ll find a link to all of our high-quality autoflowering seed strains. From there, it’s really up to personal choice since most auto strains perform in a similar manner. Would you prefer an indica, or a sativa? What about flavor and aroma? What about the desired effects? These are some of my favorite strains for marijuana newbies.
Choose A Low-THC, High-CBD Strain
When it comes to consumption, my best and biggest tip is to find a strain with a low-THC, high-CBD profile. Remember when I mentioned my “green out?” This happens when you smoke too much too fast or indulge in a strain that’s overly potent for your tolerance. Luckily for you, Pacific Seed Bank has hundreds of high-CBD marijuana seeds for purchase.
A low-THC, high-CBD profile means you can enjoy the calming and chilled-out sensations of marijuana without an overload of psychoactive effects. THC, one of the main chemical compounds found in mature marijuana plants, is typically responsible for a change in a person’s behavior or thought process. As a marijuana newbie, you may not want to feel out-of-control during your first high. You want something relaxing and grounding.
Easy-To-Smoke Marijuana Strains
Keep in mind that all levels of smokers may experience an adverse reaction to marijuana. This most often includes red eyes, cottonmouth, and coughing. Some marijuana strains are harder to consume than others. But with the strains mentioned below, you’ll notice a lightness and smoothness to them that won’t lead to coughing as you inhale.
Why Newbies Love CBD…
CBD, the other prominent chemical compound in marijuana plants, comes with countless medical benefits. It can be used to alleviate chronic stress, anxiety, inflammation, nausea, and pain. In short, it feels like a vacation for the brain and body. Watch as all your worries and stressors melt away. As the mind lets go of negative thoughts, the body comfortably sinks into the couch for a peaceful overall experience.
And, if marijuana consumption is not your cup of tea, you could always go for CBD gummies and other products. These days, you can find CBD in practically everything — bottled water, coffee, tea, chocolate, beauty products, bath bombs, dog treats, etc. Since most CBD products contain only trace amounts of THC, you should be able to purchase it in all 50 states as well as Canada and internationally.
Our Best Advice For Newbies
Most importantly, pick a strain that’s within your range of growing and smoking expertise. Otherwise, you may find yourself overwhelmed by the process of germination, re-potting, harvesting, trimming, and so on. Take things step by step, learn to walk before you can run, and seek out further knowledge wherever you can! Pacific Seed Bank features a blog that discusses the best/worst strains for anxiety, the weed seed laws around the world, and how to introduce the parents to marijuana (just to name a few topics). Besides that, Happy Growing, marijuana newbie!