What types of marijuana in Barcelona: guide how to choose your strains?

How to understand which effects of different types of cannabis you can get and how to choose what do you need according to your mood? Read our article to understand what is indica. sativa and hybrid strains, what is THC and CBD and which kinds of cannabis are better.

The first thing that needs to be said is that the main question of any person who wants to smoke in the association is what kind of cannabis to choose. There are a lot of different variants so sometimes it is pretty difficult to understand which one is better for you. In this article we want to explain the types of marijuana and show different ways of classification:

  1. male or female,
  2. what is THC and CBD
  3. how to choose in the club where are a lot of variants, how to become a “guru” user and how not to get lost and understand what do you need depending from your mood.

There is a weed types list where it is possible to see how to find the cannabis that you need, with the effects that you want to feel.

Indica, Sativa or Hybrid?

The most common way how to describe weed types Sativa and Indica or Hybrid. Let’s see what is the variation between different types of weed strains. In general, usually, people use these types of marijuana when they want to explain which effects they want to get. It is the most typical division of weed and most well-known.

It depends from the numbers of cannabinoids such as THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD (Cannabidiol) and terpenes which are organic compounds that are responsible for the aroma and flavors of cannabis, and its weed terpene effects influence by interacting with cannabinoids when they are absorbed into the bloodstream and impact on a person’s physical, mental, and emotional state of mind. Let’s see which kinds of weed are exist.
They are Indica, Sativa and Hybrid strains.

Sativa

Mood: active, social, creative.
It has uplifting effects, a positive mindset and Sativas are great for treating stress, depression, and anxiety.

Indica

Mood: relaxed, calm. It has pain-reducing effects, appetite-increasing effects and perfect for the person with insomnia just to relax.

Hybrid

Mood: balance of Indica and Sativa effects, depends on the lawn weed types identify which are used for each specific variety.

Hybrids are a primary marijuana strain type that stays between indicas and sativas. Hybrids can be both energizing and relaxing, depending on the % of Indica and Sativa.

Also somewhere you can meet the word “ruderalis” which is a wild variety of cannabis without any THC so in general, it is just a plant.

So that is a good, easy and most popular way how to classificate weed types for beginners, but also it is better to understand how it works according to chemical reaction because you will know how it works with THC, CBD, and terpenes to get the sort which exactly your body and brain need.

Also, the effects of different types of cannabis depend a lot from the dose, method of consumption, from individual factors such as tolerance. The best option of having the right and good experience is to know all about characteristics and with a small amount try to find the best way of using weed for yourself.

Is synthetic cannabis safe?

Speaking about cannabis it is better to mention what is synthetic cannabis and if it is safe or not. Synthetic cannabinoids can indeed 2 to 100 times more potent than THC, so it could have stronger side effects that people do not expect like vomiting, high blood pressure and chest pain, vision blackouts, headaches, and psychosis. It was created in the laboratory of the USA for medical researchers but it also at the same time appeared in Germany and it was released for sale with the name “Spice”.

“Spice” is not legal and it is clandestine manufacture with unpredictable effects. It could not be compared with weed effects because it is a different thing and very dangerous.
Nowadays when it is not difficult to join the club to have a membership and premium weed all those experiences with “Spice” seem really crazy. It is like taking poison instead of a normal dinner.

Male or female?

The answer is pretty clear: all the chemical elements that make cannabis suitable for smoking stay at the female plants. But males are used for the reproductions but never for smoking. There are different types of cannabis plants. not only male or female but also a hermaphrodite.

Male plants have thicker, stronger stems with fewer leaves. This is because they grow taller than female plants, and they need a stronger stem to support their weight.

There are flowers at the male plants which spread pollen so it is not difficult to identify them. Female also has flowers but they are with long translucent hairs, that you can see.

There are also exist hermaphrodite plants (both sexes), and if the male flowers will be cut this plant becomes a female.

 

What is sensimilla?

Sensimilla (from Spanish “sin semilla”, without seeds) is a female non-pollinated plant. The inflorescences of sensimilla contain the maximum concentration of terpenes, essential oils and psychoactive substances (cannabinoids).

If to protect female plants from pollination, the flowers fall off and ovaries are formed, from which false fruits develop-green buds (“heads”). The amount of THC possible for these parts of the plant can reach an average of 11 to 22 %. Growing “heads” with this level of THC requires a lot of knowledge about the light-color mode of lighting at the stages of growth and flowering, working with fertilizers, etc.

The main difference between sensimilla and pollinated cannabis varieties is that instead of flowers that fall, there are appear false fruits, thoroughly impregnated with odorous resin. As a result, the “heads” of sensimilla are larger and resinous than the inflorescences of pollinated hemp variety. You can identify the inflorescences of sensimilla by a large number of “empty” seeds.

For the first time, Sensimilla was cultivated in India. This development of the culture of marijuana is because the use of cannabis in India is of a ritual and religious nature. The cultivation of sensimilla in general spread around the world only after it became known to Jamaican breeders.

THC and CBD: what makes your experience with smoking high, active, relaxed or stoned?

First and foremost, let us try to understand the chemical composition of the weed and how it reacted with your body and brain. Cannabis contains different amount of cannabinoids but we start with THC and CBD.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is another psychoactive substance that you can find in cannabis Sativa types. The CBD having an influential effect on the THC, so they could strengthen or weaken certain effects of THC. CBD is a non-intoxicating compound known to relieve anxiety, pain, inflammation. CBD-dominant strains contain a small amounts of THC and are usually used by those who highly sensitive to THC. THC/CBD strains which are balanced, contain similar levels of THC and CBD, offering mild euphoria alongside symptom relief. These tend to be a good choice for beginners.

What is Terpenes?

Terpenes are nothing but aromatic oils that contain in cannabis and other vegetables and plants.  But it also has a connection with THC that’s why the unique effect of each such variety of cannabis is due to the presence of certain terpenes. Some of them are particularly good at helping with stressful situations, while others help to focus and improve your vision.

What is THC?

The abbreviation “THC” means Tetrahydrocannabinol. It provides some psychoactive effects of marijuana, affecting the brain more than the body. It is important to say that there are also several of naturally produced cannabinoids in our bodies, and THC is not different from them. It makes us feel hungry and high. THC naturally causes brain cells to begin releasing dopamine. And people begin to feel a euphoric sensation. It also can lead to negative feelings including anxiety, issues with short-term memory. The positive side effects include relaxation, elation, pain relief.

 

Top 5 kinds of cannabis: how to understand the structure and effects?

Experts say that there is a big cannabis variety list and people always try to cultivate the new ones. Let’s see the best ones in 2020.

Gelato weed type

There are some variants with this type but the main characteristic is that it is hybrid, with a high level of THC which is 25%. (normally it is around 13% at other types of weed). It has a unique Sweet and Citrus taste. Gelato is a 50/50 balanced hybrid, it is great for stress and depression. Gelato is an Indica-dominant strain that includes helping with mental and physical relaxation, treating pain, easing nausea and increasing appetite, its effects range from relaxed to euphoric and causing paranoia and dizziness.

Cheese

It was named for its strong sour aroma of cheddar, it is an Indica-dominant hybrid from the U.K. The Cheese is well-known for its relaxed, happy effects and also it increases appetite. It is often used by people dealing with stress and anxiety disorders. It will help with insomnia and Cheese is also often used by people who need to increase appetite.

OG Kush

One of the most striking distinctive features of the OG kush variety is its unique, strong aroma with a citrus tint. OG Kush was first cultivated in Florida. The level of THC is high, around  20-23%. This fragrance is perfectly combined with the sedative effect of smoking OG kush. It is an Indica-dominant – 75%.

Amnesia Haze

The uplifting, energetic effect with flavors of lemons and citrus. It is a Sativa-dominant – 80%. Most people who use this for medicinal purposes claim that it is best suited for reducing stress and pain, improves mood and creates a sense of euphoria throughout the exposure.

Blue Zaffir

That strain was developed at one of the Barcelona cannabis clubs. It is a strong Indica-heavy hybrid with purple color and unique characteristics of taste and smell, including chocolate and spice. This is one of the stoniest types of weed in Barcelona, and also one of the most unique.

There are a lot of types of strain and variants on how to grow marijuana, including hydroponic which does not involve the use of the earth. We tried to describe all about cannabis in our weed strains guide to understanding how strong is shatter weed and how to choose the right one. The easiest legal way to enjoy your joint is to apply for an invite to the association and spend as much time at a club as you want. We would like to remind you that it is not possible to get weed at the store in Barcelona and you need to have a membership at the club.

 

AUTHOR

Carla Gallego

Cannabis enthusiast, researcher and editor of cannabisguidebarcelona.com

 


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