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WTF are THC and CBD?
Sativas and Indica, and Hybrids oh my
How to navigate cannabis in our stores
These two super common abbreviations stand for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), two of cannabis’ main active compounds. The first is the psychoactive part of the plant and the other is not. It’s THC that produces those ‘high’ effects – sometimes stimulating, sometimes calming – while CBD eases anxiety and promotes relaxation without any psychoactive effects.
A greener road to the Wizard of Oz. Strains are usually categorized with one of three terms: Indica, Sativa or Hybrid. To generalize: Indicas produce heavier highs with more sedative effects, and Sativas are noted for generating uplifting feelings that lead to creativity and socialization. Hybrids, which represent the vast majority of strains on the market, come from a cross breeding between the groups.
Cannabis is a sticky subject and it can get wonderfully complicated in a heartbeat. So, for those who like to keep things simple, we’ve put together a ‘choose your own adventure’ style decision-tree. It’s roughly based on levels of THC versus CBD, factoring in high-energy giving elements like Sativa strains and low-energy like Indica. Consider it a slider bar for energy or intent. So slide on and bon voyage. 🚀
|Move: Sativa varietals with plenty of THC and less CBD for a hit of energy that'll make you wanna move.|
|Lift: Sativa leaning varietals with more THC than CBD for an energized lift to creative or social affairs.|
|Balance: Hybrid varietals with an even'ish ratio of THC and CBD for seeking balance and harmony.|
|Calm: Mostly or all CBD with little to no THC to help reach a subtly relaxing or restorative place.|
|Rest: Indica varietals with plenty of THC and less CBD to gear down for some serious rest and relaxation.|