Cannabis is used as a prescription drug to treat health problems such as anxiety, Alzheimer’s, cancer, and insomnia among others, the medicinal benefits of cannabis are known well. However, recreational cannabis is newer to the market. Although it is one of the fastest-growing markets in the world and is already an established niche in 17 states of the United States.
How much do you know about using cannabis for recreational purposes? If you don’t know about the variety of cannabis aromas and potency, keep reading!
Cannabis Aromas and Flavors of the Strain
A lot of effort is put into creating interesting hybrid strains of marijuana. There are experts who understand their genealogy and play with the dominance of Sativa or Indica to create the perfect strain with optimal levels of THC, a unique aroma, an unforgettable flavor, and its effects upon consumption.
While the levels of THC and the effects are tied together, the cannabis aromas and flavors are recreational factors that can have fascinating blends. While some strains can taste and smell fruity, floral, woody, or even metallic, others are peculiar with aromas like diesel, skunk, gas, sweet desserts, and more.
As interesting as these flavors and aromas sound, they certainly enhance your experience while smoking, which is why there are people with preferences of Sativa or Indica, depending on how it makes them feel.
Cannabis aromas come from the terpenes. Terpenes are the smell and flavor components of the plant’s essential oils. Cannabis plants have over 1,000 different terpenes. Each one affecting the smell and taste differently.
Each strain has its own unique combination of terpenes, giving it its own flavor.
Be Mindful About Strain Potency
Strains today are much stronger than they were 40 or 50 years ago. The average THC percentage in strains today ranges around 24 percent. Being mindful of the level in your cannabis is important to achieving an optimal cannabis consumption experience.
There are strains that increase in their strength and can have a variety of heavy effects. Some strains are super breezy and leave you feeling calm, happy, and blissful, whereas others are meant to keep you glued to your couch. Depending on what you prefer there are options for every level.
The Gorilla Glue strains are one such breed with high THC content. The GG2 strain is heavy-handed and meant to give you a feeling of deep relaxation and euphoria but also immobile. This strain is Indica dominant and has won multiple awards in the Cannabis Cups. It is a favorite among consumers due to the impact it has on dissolving stress, chronic pain, fatigue, migraines along with increased mental faculties. The GG2 will leave you feeling physically relaxed, which will make it hard for you to move, so if that’s the desired effect for those who want some time to unwind and relax this is the strain for you.
On the other hand, you have a strain like Strawberry Diesel which gives you a boost of energy and also helps you focus better. It carries a moderate THC level around 20 percent. It is a hybrid that won't leave you glued to the couch.
The strain you choose decides whether you are able to move around and go about your day or stay immobilized due to the buzz! Choose wisely.
Research Your Strain Before Consumption
You need to research about the strain you’re interested in and understand its ancestry, whether it is Sativa or Indica dominant to gauge the effects it will have on you. The description of the strain effects is a general experience of the collective but can vary from person to person. This means that there are chances of you feeling anxious or morose if a strain does not agree with you. Start off slow when you’re trying a new variant to check how it works on you.