The ever-changing world of legal cannabis involves many choices, which can be exciting as well as daunting. But, not to worry! Our team is committed to helping send you off on your cannabis journey with all the right information you need to get started.
In our previous blog, we introduced our brand and touched on some crucial Fire Island details. Keep following along with this blog as we highlight some conscious cannabis consumption basics that every savvy consumer should know.
What are the differences between Sativa, Indica, & Hybrids?
Firstly, each cannabis strain/cultivar provides a unique effect, but they can be placed in three different categories: sativa, indica, and hybrids.
- Sativa promotes creativity, energy, and euphoria. A sativa strain is perfect for when you want to get into a creative project or see an experience in a new perspective. It is recommended that sativa is used during the day rather than at night because of its stimulating effects.
- Indica promotes relaxation and pain relief. An indica strain is perfect for the end of the day when you want to wind down and alleviate stress or pain. It is recommended that indica is used at nighttime rather than the day because of its sedative effects.
- Pure sativa or indica strains are known as ‘landrace’ strains, and are not crossbred with any other strains. However, due to the growing popularity of modern cannabis cultivation and limited availability of landrace strains, most strains available in stores are hybrids.
Cannabis cultivators are able to target characteristics like taste, THC levels, and desired effects to curate their ideal strain. Each hybrid will be different, but they will be either sativa-dominant or indica-dominant, so you can apply the same knowledge of sativa strains vs. indica strains to sativa-dominant vs. indica-dominant hybrids.
What kinds of cannabis products are available in Michigan Provisioning Centers?
So now that we know about the different marijuana plants/strains, you might be wondering, which products do Michigan Provisioning Centers like Fire Island offer?
Well, perhaps the most popular cannabis product is flower, which can be consumed via various creative and classic ways. If you want more of the good stuff, flower can be formulated into concentrates, which have significantly higher THC levels. If you want a little treat with your cannabis experience, you might want to check out edibles. Edibles can range from assorted candies to tinctures that can be taken alone or mixed in other foods.
Stay “Always Lit” with Fire Island!
Overall, there are many different varieties/forms of cannabis, as well as many ways to consume. We hope this article was helpful in providing some guidance as you embark on (or continue) your personal cannabis journey. Above all else, our most vital suggestion is to really make sure you’re purchasing from trusted brands.
Ensuring the authenticity of each product you purchase, or are looking to purchase, is crucial to ensuring that you have the most optimal experience possible. Understanding and respecting the incredible wellness potential of the cannabis plant is absolutely crucial to responsible consumption, as well as to the efforts regarding the removal of its stigma in the mainstream.
As we mentioned earlier, we realize that all of this information can seem confusing for newcomers or for those looking for a canna-refresher. So, If you are still feeling lost, please do not hesitate to chat with one of our friendly cannabis experts, or contact us here! Fire Island wants to help you stay lit and stay safe.
*Always consult a physician before making any changes to your health or fitness regimen.*