It’s a beautiful, HOT, sunny day at Humboldt Growers.  This season at Humboldt Growers we have planted GSC (Girl Scout Cookie, “Cookie”), Headband and Jack Herer.

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GSC: A popular hybrid, it’s a cross between OG Kush and Durban Poison, giving a sweet/earthy scent. The effects of the this particular strain according to Leafly are: happy, relaxed, euphoric, uplifted and creative.  The medicinal aspect of the strain helps with stress, pain, depression, lack of appetite and headaches.  Cookie has an earthy sweet scent that is also pungent.

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Headband:  Also a hybrid is a cross between OG Kush and Sour Diesel, she has a smooth, creamy smoke with hints of lemons and a bit of diesel.  Headband’s effects will include: happy, relaxed, uplifted, euphoric, and creative.  Medicinally Headband will target stress, depression, pain, nausea and fatigue.  Headband has an earthy, diesel scent that is quite pungent, she’s delicious!

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Jack Herer: A very popular and one of my favorite Sativa dominate strains named after the cannabis activist and author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes.  Jack Herer is a cross of Haze with Northern Lights #5 and Shiva Skunk.  JH effects are happy, uplifted, energetic, euphoric and creative, whereas it’s medicinal benefits help with stress, depression, pain, fatigue and lack of appetite.  JH has an earthy, pine and woodsy scent, perfect for a day hike in the beautiful Redwood Forrest.

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Today, we’re going to break down the differences between Indica, Sativa and Hybrid strains.  Back in the day I don’t ever recall having so many choices, but then again I wasn’t what you would call a weed connoisseur .  When I first started using medical cannabis I was at a loss, I had no idea where to start or what to research, there was just so much information out there, it was overwhelming.  And oh my goodness, walking into a dispensary for the first time was beyond intimidating, I walked in and walked right back out, took me nearly a year to step foot into another shop.

The first noticeable difference between indica and sativa strains is the plants structure. Indica plants have shorter, wider leaves, and are typically darker in green, they can grow up to 4 feet tall making them ideal for indoor grows.  The sativa plant has longer more narrow leaves, she is lighter in green color and can grow upwards of 20 feet, making it perfect for your outdoor grow.

Indica strains typically have sedating/relaxing effects which induce a full body high thus giving a “couch-lock” feeling.  Indica’s are great to treat body pain, muscle relaxation, reduce seizures, sleep aid, nausea suppressant and also helps to relieve stress and anxiety. Grab a movie, blanket and your favorite munchies, kick your feet up and enjoy the relaxing effect of your favorite indica.

Sativa’s are best known for their uplifting effects providing energy and creativity, it’s a fabulous strain to get the creative juices flowing.  Sativa’s generally provide stimulation and energy making it a good “wake and bake” and mid-day smoke.  Sativa’s are great to smoke while on a hike in the beautiful Redwood Forrest, a day at the beach or just shopping for some fresh, yummy, local produce at the farmers market.  Sativa’s are also know for fighting depression, and increases focus and creativity.

Hybrid cannabis is a cross between Indica and Sativa plants, most genetics are of some sort of hybrid.  Hybrid cannabis takes the best of both worlds, some strains are indica dominate, while others are sativa, and there are also 50/50 hybrid strains.

I found a little web-site that I like to call the “Weed Bible” a.k.a. Leafly.  This is my go to site for most things cannabis.  If you’re unsure of a strain, or you are looking to treat a certain ailment check this site first.  Medical Jane is also a great go to for all things cannabis.

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