Weed is a term for Marijuana, and Perceptions of it are Changing
Some of you may live in a State where marijuana has been legalized, and you’re free to purchase it for either recreational or medicinal use. Others may be in a State where marijuana – or ‘weed’ as it’s more commonly referred to – is only available for medical marijuana users. There is no debating that the cannabis plant and the marijuana that comes from it has therapeutic properties and the ability to help people improve their health.
When it comes to weed, however, it’s not the cannabis plant itself that’s responsible for these benefits. Case in point is the fact that male cannabis plants are known as hemp, and while they have a large number of uses themselves – fuels, fabrics, textiles, rope, etc. – hemp plants have no derivative use as drugs. Female cannabis plants, on the other hands, are blessed with the flowers that grown on them and it’s on these ‘buds’ that you’ll find the cannabinoids that are responsible for the notoriety of weed for getting users high AND also providing natural relief for all sort of different unfortunate health conditions.
Cannabinoids are Key
There are different types of weed, and in some States it is possible to buy weed online. Generally speaking, what makes one strain of marijuana different from another is the cannabinoid ratio. There are over 100 different types of cannabinoids found in weed, but the ones that factor into whether a strain will work for you most of the time will be THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol).
Weed that is heavy with THC is the type that is preferred by recreational users who want those psychoactive, mind-altering effects. The types of weed with more CBD or a different cannabinoid than THC will be the ones that are chosen for medicinal purposes rather than recreational ones.
When you buy weed online, you will want to have an understanding of what you’re looking for. Fortunately, most retailers will let you know the type of strain (Sativa / Indica / Hybrid) as well as the THC-to-CBD ratio for each. If you’re buying weed from a dispensary then you’re always able to ask questions and gain buyer insights from the staff, but when you buy weed online it’s much more necessary to have more of an idea of what you’re looking for.
We’ll focus on types of weed known for medicinal usage exclusively.
CBD-Rich Types of Weed for Medical Marijuana Use
These days more and more CBD-dominant strains of weed are being developed to meet the increasing demand from the medicinal marijuana-user community. This trend can be expected to continue, despite the fact that recreational weed users will likely always outnumber medical users.
Some common and well-regarded weed strains that are CBD-dominant include:
- Harlequin – one of the most popular CBD strains of weed out there
- Ringo’s Gift - Super CBD-heavy with a CBD/THC ratio that’s usually around 24:1
- ACDC – similar to Ringo’s gift in that it’s very CBD-dominant, and excellent for relieving pain and anxiety
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The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.