Hybrid Cannabis Strains
Hybrid strains contain a mix of sativa and indica genetics and, depending on their lineage, can take on characteristics from both strain families.
Things you didn’t know about Hybrid Marijuana
With more than 750 strains available and new ones being introduced all the time, it’s safe to say there are plenty of options when it comes to finding the right medical marijuana treatment for your needs. In fact, the variety can be overwhelming.
So, let’s start slowly. First, marijuana flower buds can typically be split into three main categories:
Think of it this way: Honeycrisp, Macintosh, and Gala are all types of apples, yet each is vastly different from the other. This analogy falls a bit short, however, as the flower buds’ differences go beyond flavor — rather, the greatest difference between each “breed” is their produced effect.
What is hybrid weed? And how is it different from other strains?
Simply stated, a hybrid weed is a combination of sativa and indica plants — specifically bred to provide certain qualities.
Each hybrid strain has different levels of THC and CBD, which produce a variety of effects on the brain.
Since hybrid weed combines some of the most favorable characteristics of both strains, it typically offers a balance between the sativas and indicas.
However, depending on traits they inherit from each strain, there are differences among hybrids as well.
Generally speaking, sativa-dominant hybrids provide a relaxing feeling that allows patients to unwind both physically and mentally.
They are known to have more of an uplifting effect on your brain and are therefore better suited for daytime use.
Indica-dominant hybrids offer a more intense experience, making them ideal for pain relief and help falling asleep at night.
They can also be helpful in reducing seizures, and alleviating headaches.
Balanced hybrids, meaning a true 50/50 combination of indicas and sativas, generally help with finding the most harmony between mind and body.
Additionally, some hybrids are excellent for improving your mood, increasing your appetite, or stimulating creativity.