If you’re like most people, you probably think weed is weed, and it all has the same effect on you. If you want to get the best high possible, however, there are certain types of weed that offer better highs than others. Before you take another hit of your next joint, bong hit, or vaporizer pen pull, take the time to learn about these three main types of weed and why one might make you feel different than another.
Which Type is Best for You
Choosing what type of high you want to get depends on a few factors. If you’re looking for deep relaxation and/or pain relief, Indicas will be best. Hybrids can provide a creative boost, and Sativas can encourage socializing and an active lifestyle. Generally speaking, though, if you just want to smoke some weed to unwind after work or kick back on weekends, there are hybrid strains that will do just fine.
This strain is energizing and uplifting, providing a feeling of increased creativity and focus. Sativa highs are best described as cerebral — they spark motivation, promote laughter, and often lead to hunger pangs or bouts of introspection. It’s commonly used as a daytime medication for aches and pains, depression, fatigue, nausea, or lack of appetite. Sativa strains range from tropical (tropical fruit notes like mango) to piney (new-mown hay smells are common).
By far, the most popular strain. Many Indicas will make you sleepy, creating a sense of calm and a goodnight’s sleep. The best place to enjoy an Indica is in your home or on your couch with friends after dinner and a couple hours of good conversation.
This type is designed to give you the best of both worlds. Sativa-dominant hybrids are known for giving users energy and making them feel more creative and active, while Indicas have a relaxing effect that’s great for relieving stress or battling insomnia.