Hybrid weeds sound something out of a science fiction pothead film. But trust me, it is real and way better than what they told you. In this article, we will be taking it from the top. We will discuss lineages, effects, benefits, and some amazing strains that will help you combat those mid-week blues. Without further ado, let us drop right in!
Overview Of Types Of Weed
Before we even start discussing what hybrid weed does, we need to understand what it is. And for that, we need to go back to the very start. Understanding the fundamentals of cannabis is what we advocate over here.
Cannabis classes of plants can be broadly divided into two distinct subclasses. The names of these classes are Cannabis Sativa and Cannabis Indica, respectively. Here are all the details about the following.
Sativa strains primarily grow in warm climates like that in Africa and Central America. Sativa strains have higher THC content but have a lower CBD content. Maximum users claim that sativa strains primarily produce cerebral high with traces of sedation. Therefore, these strains make you more active mentally. These strains also help in creative processes. Sativa strains are preferably used during the day. Many people agreed that they felt more productive if they consumed sativa strain in a wake-and-bake session.
Cannabis Indica is native to Central Asian countries like India. Pakistan, Turkey, and Afghanistan. Unlike the former, these strains have lower levels of THC and higher levels of CBD. Experiences differ, but users have reported that the strains have a heavy sedative quality. This can result in semi or full couch lock situations. These strains are known to have potent analgesic qualities like painkilling and pain relieving. Because of its characteristics, people tend to use these strains at the end of the day.
What Is Hybrid Weed?
Hybrid weeds or strains are strains that share equal lineages. In either words, these strains possess sativa as well as indica qualities. These strains are usually house grown. Manufacturers grow these strains in their grow houses. As a result, you will hear cannabis enthusiasts throwing around terms like ‘Sativa dominant’ and ‘Indica dominant.’ Benefits and risks of overindulging in hybrid weed include.
Decreased anxiety and depression (relative)
Can cure insomnia
Analgesic (chronic as well as acute)
Risks & Side Effects.
- Decreased Blood pressure
- Heart rate shooting up
- Dry eyes (redness)
- Dry mouth (cottonmouth)
- Extreme paranoia
- Anxiety attacks
- Cannabinoid Hyper Emesis Syndrome (nauseous)
- Impaired cognitive responses
- Addiction (rare but not negligible)
- Psychosis (If the user has any history of mental illness)
- Arrested development of the child if the mother consumes cannabis regularly.
Best Hybrid Strains
Now that we are clear about the fundamentals of what a hybrid strain is, along with its different characteristics, I think we are ready to proceed to the final stage of the discussion. Here in this section of ‘Question Of The Hour: What Does Hybrid Weed Do & More?’ we will look at some of the best hybrid strains that you must try at least once in your lifetime.
Ocean Beach is primarily an Indica dominant strain. The effects of this strain are a cross between couch lock and reinvigorating high. This makes the strain a unique one to try for people. Apart from an amazing aroma and a unique sweet tarty flavor profile, this is an amazing strain that has some great analgesic properties. Experts claim that this strain is primarily an outgoing strain. Even though it is an Indica strain and has a soothing quality, it is potent enough to keep you and your mind alert. The strain has a THC content of around 25.9% THC. But be careful not to overdose or reach a greenout stage.
The Ya Hemi strain is primarily a Melonatta, and the Project 4516 strain is. This is a good beginner strain that contains around 20% THC. But the strain can be suitable for veteran pot connoisseurs as well. Customers reported that the strain has helped them calm their anxiety and even helped them sleep. The analgesic, mood-altering, and sedative qualities of the strain have helped it become a great choice for medical usage. Still, this is a popular strain for recreational usage as well.
This is a product of GMO strain being crossed with the equally famous Slurricane. The product of this hybridisation is a rare sort of Indica-dominant strain known as the Garlicane. Scientists claim this strain is 80% Indica and around 20% Sativa. Therefore, the Indica effects are strong in this train. The flavor profile of the strain is close to what the name suggests. This makes one of the strangest cannabis strains when it comes to flavor profile. The primary terpene profile of this strain includes limonene, caryophyllene, pinene, and humulene. However, this is a very mild strain with only 16% to 19% THC content.
This is a very famous offspring of Northern Lights #5 and Haze strains. This strain is a legendary strain that can make even the most veteran potheads cough at least once. Hence, this strain is not for the faint-hearted. The strain has a legendary earthy undertone with a sharp taste like hash oil as the smoke dissipates the harshness is usually replaced with a citrusy undertone. The THC concentration of this strain usually ranges from around 15% to 22%. Therefore, this strain is perfect for every group of pot connoisseurs.
In summation, hybrid weed is a good option if you would like to experiment with your cannabis. However, do not let the habit develop into addiction. That will not only be detrimental physically but will also affect you mentally. Keep following us for more information on cannabis and the way it is helpful or detrimental.
Barsha Bhattacharya is a senior content writing executive. As a marketing enthusiast and professional for the past 4 years, writing is new to Barsha. And she is loving every bit of it. Her niches are marketing, lifestyle, wellness, travel and entertainment. Apart from writing, Barsha loves to travel, binge-watch, research conspiracy theories, Instagram and overthink.