Let’s say you’re in the mood for a trip to your local dispensary to purchase some cannabis. But there are so many options! How could you possibly know what’s the right strain to choose?

If you’re in that situation, here are six tips for picking the right marijuana strain for you:

Know the Different Types

There are two main types of marijuana strains: Indica and sativa. Indica strains are known more for relaxing and laziness, while sativa will give energy and make you want to go out and do something.

Research Strains

Every strain does something different. Some boost focus, others give bursts of energy. Others make you sleepy, while others stimulate appetite.

Know Your Tolerance

If you’re new to cannabis, you may want to find a strain that’s low in THC and high in CBD so you can get all the benefits without losing your mind.

What Smells Do You Like?

If you’re planning on smoking cannabis, you’re going to want to find a strain that smells pleasant. Every strain has a different smell. Some will be fruity and sweet, while others will be earthy.

Explore Availability

Not every strain you find online is going to be readily available in your local dispensary. Researching your local cannabis growers is a good idea. That way you know both what strains are available.

Examine It

Make sure you examine your product closely. Good marijuana will be a vibrant green, and there should be visible trichome crystals covering it. If the strain you want looks brown and doesn’t seem to have any crystals, then then cannabis is likely not fresh. Old marijuana can result in lessened effects.

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