People have been growing cannabis for more than eight centuries. This valuable plant crop has found its application in many areas of life. Light and heavy industry, shipbuilding and engineering, medicine and food industry, as well as recreation and many other important aspects of modern life draw resources from this green plant.

Even the UN Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961 could not stop the cultivation of cannabis and 60 years later cannabis is once again gaining its former popularity. And all this is due to the incredible benefits of cannabis for humans.

There are so many varieties of weed available today, and each has unique properties. Some kinds of weed instantly lift our spirits and make us happy, and some are very relaxing and help us sleep. Let’s find out how to choose the right kind. 

Indica strains

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What does indica mean? Why such a name? Because at the time Lamarck traveled to the area where he discovered indica, the area was part of India. Hence the simple and succinct name of the cannabis species. This is exactly the kind that will allow you to calm down and relax after a long and stressful day at work.

What’s more, it can ease headaches, help cope with anxiety, and even beat insomnia.  Some of our most popular indica varieties are Kush, Northern Lights and Bubba Kush. By the way, these varieties are usually available to order when you’re looking for cannabis delivery in Richmond Hill or any other city in Ontario, so we recommend ordering at

Sativa strains

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The sativa strain has an invigorating and even energizing effect. It is most often chosen by people who want to feel energetic or work productively. Incidentally, this strain is also chosen to treat depression, anxiety, and chronic fatigue. Sativa varieties have been proven to have a positive effect on brain activity. They awaken creative thinking, creativity, and an abstract view of the situation. At the same time, the person retains capacity and purity of mind. This means that marijuana is good for creative people. Another feature of sativa is the structure of its inflorescences.

Unlike indica, they are not as dense and large. If you consider the yield per square metre of sativa, the result can be significantly lower compared to indica. However, in this case, this is compensated for by the powerful energetic effect of the sativa. It affects the mind and perception of reality more than the body. A sativa has the power to awaken your mind and body, to unleash your creativity, and to give you an impressive charge of vivacity and good spirits. Popular sativas include Sour Diesel, Jack Herer, and Pineapple Express.

Hybrid strains

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Let’s understand what a hybrid variety is. It is a mixture of indica and sativa strains. It is a fusion of energy and tranquility that gives the effect of total harmony. It can even help improve conditions such as ADHD. The most popular hybrid varieties are Blue Dream, OG Kush and White Widow.

How do I know which variety is right for me?

Let’s be honest: it’s hard to choose a strain that suits you personally, because it all depends on your preferences and needs: do you want to lift your spirits or get rid of insomnia? Do you want to work productively or just relax after a hard day’s work? If you prefer the former, you should choose Indica Kush or Bubba Kush. If the second option, it is better to choose Sativa Sour Diesel or Jack Herer. I

f you can’t decide and are looking for something in between the two, it is best to try a hybrid strain with a bit of each, like Blue Dream or OG Kush. By the way, you can always ask a trained professional to help you choose the right variety. 

What other benefits do the different strains offer?

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The fact is that the cannabinoids in psychoactive varieties of cannabis act on brain receptors, which helps in the fight against many diseases known to man. They act as a pain reliever and tonic as well as being a natural antidepressant. At the same time, varieties with high CBD content are the most valuable from a medical point of view.

They have anti-inflammatory properties, combat nausea and weight loss after chemotherapy, help treat sleep problems, relax muscles after strenuous exercise, reduce nervous tension, and stimulate self-rejuvenation processes in tissues. Cannabis is also often used by athletes. It helps maintain muscle tone, relieves muscle pain after workouts, and is generally considered a mild doping, although it does not in itself affect muscle growth or physical performance.

Which weed strain is most popular?

It is very difficult to answer this question because there are no official statistics. Moreover, the popularity of one or another strain depends on the region. That is, somewhere the indica variety is more popular, in some area the sativa variety is more popular, somewhere hybrid varieties are more popular. 

What other strains are there and how many of them are there?

Of course, there are many different strains, so everyone can find something suitable for themselves. By far the most popular strains of weed are: 

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  • Kush 
  • Northern Lights 
  • Bubba Kush 
  • Sour Diesel 
  • Jack Herer 
  • Ainaple Express 
  • Blue Dream 
  • OG Kush 
  • White Widow

What are the health benefits of strains?

Of course, it all depends on the amount and variety. Some strains are known worldwide for their therapeutic effects. Some strains cause a mild relaxing effect that relieves pain, stress, insomnia and nervous tension. Other varieties help with glaucoma, arthritis, depression, and cancer. 

Which is better to choose: indica or sativa?

That’s not really a question anyone can answer. Again, each person chooses their variety based on their preferences. Someone needs to sleep, to calm down, to relieve stress, so he will choose one variety. But someone who wants to lift his spirits, socialize a lot and feel joyful, he will choose a different sort. So each variety has its positive aspects, and to separate from them.