The Three Main Groups of Cannabis

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Entering the world of cannabis can sometimes feel overwhelming for someone new. We’re here to help make it easy for you to navigate the choices and choose the best type for you. 

To start, there are three main types of cannabis: Indica, Sativa and Hybrid. How do you choose what's right for you? 

First, you need to ask yourself: What am I trying to achieve with cannabis? Am I trying to relax, gain energy, or a bit of both? Based on the answer, you'll be able to gauge what group is best for you. 

Let's investigate these three main groups, and what kind of high they are more likely to produce. 


The strains that belong to the Indica group are physically sedating, providing you with a body high. It's perfect for relaxing with a good movie or book. Think of this group as "in-da-couch" in that, once you're high, all you want to do is chill on the couch. These strains are commonly used as a sleep aid for those who have trouble falling asleep.


Sativa strains provide a boost in energy and a mind high, which is great if you're heading to a party or taking part in a physical activity. You may feel more alert, more cerebral and more social. Sativa is also great for tackling projects, allowing your creativity to kick in in new ways.


If you'd like a bit of a body high and a mind high, then a Hybrid is probably best for you. Depending on your preference, you can lean towards an Indica-dominant or Sativa-dominant hybrid, which will take on attributes of both of their parent strains and let you experience the benefits of an Indica or Sativa with a bit of balance.

As you're discovering what's best for you, you might want to ask your friends for their favourite strains. We also love visiting our local dispensary to seek information from Budtenders. They're there to help guide you in the right direction and find a strain that meets your needs. Remember, there are no dumb questions!


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