By BIG ED the Budtender
C.C. RELEAF’S Lead Budtender

Have you ever wondered what the big deal is with all the different names and types of marijuana? Well, let’s see if I can’t help you weed through the different strains of Marijuana and why there are so many.  

Indica strains are known for being physically sedating, perfect for relaxing with a movie or as a nightcap before bed.

Sativas typically provide more invigorating, uplifting cerebral effects that pair well with physical activity, social gatherings, and creative projects.


Hybrids tend to fall somewhere in between the Indica-Sativa spectrum, depending on the traits they inherit from their parent strains.

Because of these perceived differences, Patients using Medical Marijuana to treat their symptoms and conditions may also consider a strains classification. A patient suffering from fatigue or depression may want to use a Sativa during the day, and another treating pain and insomnia will likely choose an Indica strain at nighttime. High-CBD strains, which are preferred by Patients treating seizures, anxiety, pain, and other conditions – may be of either category, Indica or Sativa, but offer little to no psychoactive effects.

High CBD Strains like AC/DC, 8 Ball Kush and Charlotte’s Web can be smoked and or processed into many different and wonderful concentrates, edibles or just smoked and enjoyed like any other flower. Strains that are high in CBD are very low in THC. They have very little psychoactive effect but are great for getting your daily dose of CBD!

A diet of CBD and THC can help with many, MANY issues, here’s a few:

Acne, ADHD, aging, alcohol or drug dependency, alcohol withdrawal, allergies (prevention/treatment), Alzheimer’s disease, angioedema (swelling under the skin), ankylosing spondylitis (inflammation of spine joints), anti-aging (including skin), antioxidant, anxiety, arthritis (caused by psoriasis), asthma, autoimmune diseases, bipolar disorder, blood pressure control, blood thinner, burns, cancer, chest pain, childbirth, claudication (leg pain from clogged arteries), constipation, cough, dandruff, depression, detoxification (narcotic), diabetes, digestion, drug withdrawal, dry skin, energy, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, fever, food uses, fungal infections, general health maintenance, hair growth, heart disease, hemorrhoids, high cholesterol, hormone regulation, immune system problems, improving blood flow, improving breathing, improving urine flow, increased muscle mass, increasing breast milk, inflammation, inflammatory bowel disease, inflammatory conditions, interstitial cystitis (chronic bladder inflammation), irregular heartbeat, leprosy, leukemia, lichen planus (itchy mouth rash), liver protection, lymph flow enhancement, menopause, menstrual pain, migraine, mood, movement disorders, muscle relaxation, nausea, nervous system disorders, nervous system function, neural tube defects, neuroprotection (protect the nervous system), osteoporosis (weakening of the bones), pain from nerve disorders, paralysis after stroke, pregnancy and labor, promoting flow of breast milk, psoriasis (skin redness and irritation), Raynaud’s disease (blood vessel disorder), saliva production control, sedative, sexual performance, shortness of breath, skin conditions (cracked skin and nails), spinal cord injury… the list goes on.

It’s just a matter of what works best for you. That’s why there are so many strains out there, not 1 single strain is the cure all for everything. We are all different and have different problems and issues. So, the next time you are at your favorite dispensary, ask your budtender what they think would be the best fit for you and the proper way to medicate yourself to get you the Releaf you are looking for! If you can’t find it, then come and see me at C.C. Releaf and I can definitely help you get on the right track to a better quality of life! Enjoy!