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Sativa or Indica for Nausea

Sativa or Indica for Nausea

Posted by CANNASaver on Sunday, 22 November 2020 in Canna Blog

Have you ever been sick to your stomach or hungover and the only cure is a bowl, puff, or nibble? Nausea can be unbearable; lights and sounds are abrasive, and food is repulsive. We are sure you have looked up remedies and still find that the best help for nausea is the ancient plant, cannabis

However, when it comes to the medicinal plant, are there certain strains or products that may help with relief over others? Sativa or indica for nausea? Not all strains are created equal. Although each strain has its certain characteristics and properties, there’s one particular genetic strain that is highly favored.

Relieving Nausea with Cannabis

Relieving Nausea with Cannabis

Nausea is a symptom of the body working to clear out what it recognizes as toxicity. It is part of the body's nervous system which creates an “emetic” or vomit response to expel toxins. While this is incredibly helpful for dangerous and acute poisonings, it can interfere with much-needed treatments or the ability to eat and get nourishment. Marijuana is effective in helping many different nauseating ailments from hangovers to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, to eating disorders, and even helping with wasting syndrome.

 

Ancient Remedy

The anti-nausea properties of cannabis are scientifically and medically recognized by various health organizations around the world. Perhaps it is no shock to find evidence of marijuana use in ancient cultures. 

The plant is one of the earliest forms of pharmaceutical treatments. Cannabis has been found in the inscriptions of ancient Greece, verified as an ingredient in incenses in Mesopotamia, and proven to be infused in drinks known as “Bhang” in India for thousands of years up to this day.

 

Relief Through Inhalation

The quickest way to utilize the benefits of marijuana for nausea is by inhalation. This could be through the combustion of flower buds or dabbing and vaping of concentrates. Ingestion of tinctures, which are liquid distillations of cannabis, is also quite effective although the activation time is longer, requiring twenty to forty-five minutes. 

 

Relief Through Ingestion

Edibles may also be consumed to combat nausea although their activation time is generally thirty minutes to an hour. It can be hard to swallow food when feeling sick to your stomach, so proceed with caution if eating edibles. People may think stronger is better but that is not always the case. 

 

Less is More

To relieve nausea you don’t always need the highest THC content. A moderate range of 12%-20% will do just fine for most people to rid your body of the pukes. Stronger strains will most certainly work also and are great for people seeking an elevated experience on top of the alleviation of symptoms. 

The best way to determine what is right for you is to ask questions of your budtender, smell the buds, and make sure they mesh with your physiology. Some people respond well to citrus strains, others bodies are happier with cheese or gasoline scents. 

So, what is the quickest way to relieve nausea? Sativa or indica for nausea? 

Indica for nausea

Indica for Nausea

The answer to that question is almost always Indica. There are some great sativa and hybrid candidates to also help with nausea, but indica reigns supreme. Indica is the best remedy for body aches and nausea. Known for a higher concentration of CBD to THC, this helps to minimize the flighty feelings and ground your body. The endocannabinoid system in the body is responsible for regulating nausea and vomiting. A nice mix of CBD and THC will help you to achieve an optimal state of relief. Indica strains are helpful in relaxing the body. Strains such as OG Kush, Critical Condition, Lavender, and Granddaddy Grape Ape are amazing at giving almost-instant relief. 

Sativa for nausea

Sativa for Nausea

While there are many reasons to choose a sativa strain, nausea is not usually one of them. Sativa strains are known to help with energy, mood, and motivation. The cerebral high a sativa strain induces is not conducive to calming the body. It can do the exact opposite of calming and make you feel restless and agitated. Sativa is great for day time adventures and socializing but not quite the remedy for nausea. Due to its stimulating effects, sativa will suppress your appetite while giving you the boost you need to conquer the world. There are some sativa strains that are amazing at helping with nausea if you can handle the flight. Durban poison, Sour Diesel and Tangerine Kush are all known for mitigating nausea symptoms while supplying the motivation and energy boost to get moving.

Hybrid strains for nausea

Hybrid Strains for Nausea

Hybrids are also a good remedy for nausea. Many dispensaries and grow houses are crossing genetics and creating new proprietary strains. It is always a good idea to ask your budtender their opinions of the latest batches emerging from their labs. 

Some dispensaries design strains specifically for nausea mitigation or controlled highs by limiting the THC and pumping up the contents of CBD. Some hybrid strains such as Cherry Lime Haze present amazing flavors and a perfectly balanced blend of CBD and THC.

 

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What is Hemp? Difference Between Marijuana

It is reported that the United States founding fathers were hip on hemp. George Washington grew industrial strain hemp crops that were used for the production of rope, thread, canvas, and many other industrial applications.  It's also been rumored that refusing to grow hemp in America during the 17th and 18th centuries was against the law!  You could be jailed in Virginia for refusing to grow hemp from 1763 to 1769.

Amazing how times have turned and today ladies and gents, let's take a look at this crop and shed some light on this animal, well actually plant.

Hemp is a part of the Cannabis sativa plant family. It grows very fast and has a very low level of THC with much higher concentrations of cannabidiol (CBD).  It has been said that hemp use dates back ten thousand years ago when it was first spun into useable fiber.  Modern day use after it's been refined include commercial items such as paper, textiles, food, fuel, and clothing to name a few. Hemp does not produce psychoactive effects.

There are many differences between hemp and marijuana with the most obvious being its use. Marijuana is used as a consumable and topical product for medical and recreational purposes. Hemp is used for industrial purposes. Hemp fibers are very strong and have many practical applications.  Marijuana has psychoactive effects (you feel stoned). Hemp does not have psychoactive effects. Hemp is a high-growing plant and produces CBD which has many of the same pain management benefits of marijuana without feeling stoned. Marijuana plants produce high levels of THC (the get stoned compound).

The biggest difference between marijuana and hemp is that research has shown, CBD acts to reduce the psychoactive effects of THC. That means what is extracted from hemp counteracts that which is extracted from marijuana, even though they are from the same Cannabis sativa plant family.

Hemp is hip!  It's a usable practical plant that has incredible benefits.  As states continue to legalize marijuana and countries open their borders, the Cannabis sativa family of plants has a great chance of becoming the new "cash crop" of the millennium.

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Cool quip from wiki: Hemp was made illegal to grow without a permit in the U.S. under the Controlled Substances Act passed in 1970 because of its relation to marijuana. Some states have made the cultivation of industrial hemp legal, but farmers in many states have not yet begun to grow it because of resistance from the DEA. In 2013, after the legalization of cannabis in the state, several farmers in Colorado planted and harvested several acres of hemp, bringing in the first hemp crop in the United States in over half a century.

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Way to grow Colorado! A state where new beginning flourish and new ideas come to life.


Enjoy the Now!

MrD.

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Best Sativa Strains of All Time

Best Sativa Strains of All Time

Posted by CANNASaver on Saturday, 12 December 2020 in Canna Blog

Do you ever find yourself working your butt off at work or cramming for a test the night before realizing how badly you need a delightful weed break? You want to take a few quick rips from the bowl in your pocket but you think I don’t really want to get too stoned, lose focus, and relax too much. It is easy for cannabis enthusiasts to fall into stereotypes of the lazy/too chill smoker from your favorite stoner film. Alas, the answer becomes clear – you just need an awesome, dare you say, best sativa strain of all time. A sativa strain to get you socializing, energized, and uplifted in no time. 

best sativa strains of all time

The Sativa

Sativa dominant strains of cannabis offer a lot of terms of being a functional stoner. The sativa effect works to boost energy, increase focus, and raise creativity levels. Sativas have an added benefit of increasing serotonin helping to treat medical conditions such as depression, chronic pain, and anxiety.

As anxiety crosses your mind, you remember someone once saying, “Sativas freak me out”. Sativa strains are more prone to cause paranoia in less experienced users. But, breathe in with a sigh of relief as we find you the best sativa strains of all time based on levels of energy and for those with anxiety issues.

Best Sativa Strains for Dealing with Anxiety

Best to start here as later sativas in this list might not be for you.

Blue Dream

As the name entails, Blue Dream enters with a full body calm and gentle cerebral invigoration. BD packs a powerful buzz without rendering yourself too high. The strain offers swift relief without a feeling of being sedated.

Maui Wowie

Ah yes, a true classic. Mauie Wowie swipes the senses with tropical flavors and mellow island vibes. The strain dispels stress with a high energy euphoria. Maui Wowie sends you straight to absolute paradise, keeping you surfing for hours.

Chocolope

Sweet, sweet Chocolope, every bit as delicious as the name implies. Being a cross of Chocolate Thai and Cannalope haze, Chocolope gives a sweet coffee taste with sweet after tones. This delightful strain offers dreamy euphoric cerebral shifts and will leave you grinning all day long.

Strawberry Cough

Before we leave the candy shop, Strawberry Cough is another mild sativa offering a lot in terms of taste and smell. Exceptionally delicious, SC is surrounded by fragrant berry scents and berry flavors. Strawberry Cough will leave you happy-go-lucky as you sweeten your day.

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Best Sativa Strains for Creativity

Now for those without the worry of anxiety/paranoia, let’s look at heavier hitting sativa strains for those seeking creativity.

Sour Diesel

Incredibly popular, Sour Diesel is a 90% sativa dominant strain. Sour Diesel is full of citrus flavor and gassy smells. This fast-acting sativa is great for an all-day bake of creativity. Sour diesel is a long-lasting strain that will leave you stress-free and relieve pain.

Purple Haze

A well-known favorite of musician Jimi Hendrix, Purple Haze is absolutely legendary. The strain is covered in vibrant, purple hairs with sweet hints of berry and spice. Disorienting and psychedelic, Purple Haze offers creative inspiration with an enjoyable sensory experience all in your brain.

Alaskan Thunder Fuck

Excuse our language but Alaskan Thunder Fuck is an absolute legend. Though tracking it down is decently tricky. ATF is absolutely gorgeous with extremely large buds and a glistening, frosty exterior. This sativa strain will leave you with a great heady, creative buzz.

Golden Goat

With the "Midas touch," Golden Goat gleams with a beauty you’d swear was actually gold. The GG scent is known to be sweet, spicy, and sour. The flavor is enchantingly tropical. The high is strong and able to be felt from head to toe. Golden Goat is clear-headed and creative.

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Best Sativa Strains for Energy

Last but certainly not least, for those who need a nice jolt, we will thoroughly examine the best sativa strains of all time, for energy specifically.

Jack Herer

Jack Herer is named after the well known Emperor of Cannabis. Jack Herer is a cross between Skunk, Northern Lights, and Haze. The strain is extremely potent usually being between 15-24% THC. With a spicy aroma, JH has an enhancing ability with no massive comedown.

Pineapple Express

Pineapple Express will, simply put, make your day better. The satisfying sativa has an astonishingly thrilling smell, comparable to an apple or mango. The taste is as close to pineapple, pine, and cedar as you can get. Pineapple Express has a long-lasting, energetic high while heightening the sense to the fullest.

Durban Poison

Forget your morning coffee? Durban Poison covers the gap like a shot of espresso. The sativa strain hits hard and remains powerful from start to finish. Side effects may include: being productive, the need to explore, energy, and uplifting thoughts/feelings for hours.

Moby Dick

Thar she blows! Like Captain Ahab’s obsession, Moby Dick is an absolute sight to be seen. The sativa strain is a cross between Haze and White Widow, with THC levels often reaching up to 27%. The smell is an intoxicating citrus one and the flavor is one of sweetness with hints of vanilla. Moby Dick is euphoric, body numbing, and sometimes even trippy. Moby Dick will provide focus and energy as you hunt your white whale all voyage long. Great for adventures.

Green Crack

Don’t let the name fool you, this sativa is 100% energizing marijuana. Green Crack is the definition of pure energy and focus. The strain has mango flavors and smells potent enough to fill a room. Green Crack has a super surge of cerebral effects and sharpened focus. Green Crack is a great daytime strain helping fight fatigue and stress.

Hopefully, by now, you will have found the perfect sativa for your needs. Allowing you to feel sufficiently able to plow right through your day. By looking at the best sativa strains of all time, you will know which sativa strain feels right for you.

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