In DC, cannabis has become increasingly popular over recent years, with the number of weed strains in dispensaries rapidly inclining just as quick.
Fortunately, Washington DC has legalized the beautiful Mary Jane for recreational use as of 2014. In other words, more bud, more variety, and of course, more decisions.
I myself have been an avid smoker for over 15 years, and have grown a strong love for indicas despite it being heavy on the sleepy side. It's just what always worked for me, though that Sativa does wonders for that early tip wake and bake.
Having options to a variety of selections in the city can make it quite overwhelmingly challenging to come to a settlement.
So what do you do when you don't know which is best for you? Or better yet, what if you've tried all three types and can't seem to make up your mind?
Let's break it down to the nitty-gritty details to make it a little easier to understand.
For starters, there are over 1000 different types of weed strains. But only 779 strains have been recognized by the Leafly community. DC carries around 200+ of these. Today, we’re only using examples from a new high-end storefront on U st.
Let's begin with some of the essential characteristics of the three classifications:
SATIVA :VIPER OG
INDICA :ICE CREAM CAKE
HYBRID :TROPICANA COOKIES
From the combination of the first two groups, you then have your hybrids which result in the enormous amount of variations that we have today. So something to keep in mind is the majority of buds you get in the area are highly likely to be hybrid, regardless of the label.*NOTE*This is because if a strain is sativa dominant, then it will generally be classified under SATIVA. The same is for the opposite, if the strain is Indica dominant, then it will pass as INDICA. *This does NOT mean it is a purebred.*
However, that isn't such a bad thing considering hybrids can contain some of the highest THC content. A DC pop up or storefront will typically have a few gift options to choose from. Often times, they aren’t even the legitimate strain and there’s nothing worse than opening your present just to find out the product is mediocre. But I will say, there was one place that stood out in particular in terms of the unique strains they owned.
If you're ever in the neighborhood, I would strongly suggest you pay a visit toCloud 9 on U st.
Hands down some of the most top-notch greenery in the area, featuring their best selling nitrogen canned dry flower. Quality is FIRE every time and unlike some stores, their products are spectacular in terms of THC content and presentation. All in all, the experience was exceedingly satisfying. Definitely check them out if you’re looking to spice up your reefer collection with Cloud 9 selections!
Cannabis strains are known in the following three categories:
SATIVA INDICA HYBRID
Sativais known through its characteristic of having thin leaves and a tall, lanky shape. They also take on the form of pointier leaves.
Indicasare much shorter, have a higher ratio of CBD to THC content, and fatter leafed plants that are broad, short, and stocky.
dominant)are a crossbreed of both Sativa and Indica parent plants. With some leaning more heavily toward Indica or Sativa. Because of this, their characteristics can be seen as a merge of having both traits. Hybrids can also be bred from other hybrids, bringing much more complex diversity.
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Hybrids are special because they can deliver a warm body high yet have a much stronger effect of a functional head buzz, or vice versa. This allows people to get the best of both worlds. It is also worth noting that over 95% of weed strains are hybrids, as it is rare to find a genuine and authentic Sativa or Indica. The ratio of pure strains to hybrids in dispensaries is around 10/90.
It all boils down to what strain you're using to get your desired effect for the current moment. I always tell people to go for the impact or influence of the herb rather than going for the words Indica, Sativa, or Hybrid, for reasons listed above.
After having a better foundation to base your preference on, I hope you find the perfect herb strain for you!
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