INDICA (compared to Oxycontin, Vicodin, Hydrocodone, Percocet)
Indica has higher levels of CBD, which leads to a drowsy, pleasant body high. Considered a nighttime bud, Indica helps remedy insomnia and is used for pain relief and relaxation.
SATIVA (compared to Adderall, Ritalin, Concerta, Dexedrine)
Sativa has higher levels of THC, which leads to a more energetic, uplifting, cerebral effect. Considered a daytime flower, Sativa helps remedy A.D.D., depression and appetite loss.
HYBRID (compared to Xanax, Valium, Ativan, Klonopin)
Hybrids may be predominantly sativa or Indica, or 50/50. Hybrids are the best of both worlds and can help remedy anxiety.
The most abundant and widely known cannabinoid in marijuana, THC is the cannabinoid responsible for the main psychoactive effects patients are familiar with. The compound is a mild analgesic and cellular research has shown the compound has antioxidant activity. THC is believed to interact with parts of the brain normally controlled by the endogenous cannabinoid neurotransmitter anadamide.
With respect to the medical potential of the cannabis, CBD may hold the most promise for many serious conditions. CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that is believed to reduce the psychoactive effects THC. CBD helps you achieve a natural deep sleep. Cannabis strains with a higher CBD/THC ratio are less likely to cause anxiety. CBD may also inhibit cancer cell growth transmitter anandamide.
A psychoactive cannabinoid that comes about from the degradation of THC, there is usually very little CBN in a fresh plant. CBN potentiates the effects of THC. The degradation of THC into CBN is often described as creating a “couch like” effect.
THCV is found in large quantities in cannabis sativa strains. It is currently being developed as a treatment for metabolic disorders including diabetes. THCV has been shown to block the psychoactive effects of THC.
The major cannabinoid constitutes in raw cannabis come in the form of acids (e.g. THCa, CBDa, etc) research suggests the acidic cannabinoids hold most of the anti-inflammatory properties that cannabis has to offer. Acidic cannabinoids show promise in the treatment of IBS, CROHNS and Leaky-Gut Syndrome. When cannabis is heated the heat causes the acidic cannabinoids to decarboxylate, a process which creates their nonacidic counterparts, such as THC.