DNMN OUNCE MIX AND MATCH
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU MIX DIFFERENT CANNABIS STRAINS TOGETHER?
Have you ever considered mixing and matching your cannabis strains? If not, you may want to give it a try. Mixing strains can alter the flavour and improve your high for the better.
Mixing strains, aka “making a salad” is an increasingly popular way to customise your high. If you ever have an extremely potent strain, you can tone it down a bit by mixing it with a “lighter” strain. In that same vein, you can also mix buds to intensify the experience, if that’s what you’re in need of. Plus, finding the right weed combination can be a great way to receive the perfect amount of medicinal components from each strain. DNMN Half Ounce Mix and Match is a great way to “toss the salad”.
IS THE HIGH BETTER?
Many would argue that yes, the high is significantly better. There are two primary reasons for this, cannabinoids and terpenes, and the way they blend together when combined.
Cannabinoids are a diverse group of chemical compounds (such as THC and CBD) secreted by cannabis plants that bind to cannabinoid receptor sites in our bodies to produce various recreational and medical benefits. Terpenes are the molecules that give cannabis the fragrance and flavour we’re all so very fond of. And just like cannabinoids, terpenes have quite a few therapeutic attributes as well.
Consuming different combinations of these compounds can change the effects they have. For example, it can boost the pain-fighting and medicinal properties, as well as adding more depth to your high. This phenomenon is referred to as the “entourage effect”, which claims that consuming multiple cannabis compounds together can boost the overall efficacy of each. Mix and Match is the way to go.
Once upon a time, cannabis consumption was considered a taboo act, and unacceptable in society. These days, the appeal of marijuana is stronger than ever, and the act of smoking marijuana itself is a very common occurrence – even Barack Obama once admitted to trying the ganja saying “I didn’t inhale it, and never tried it again.” Studies done on cannabis usage in America have shown that 64% of Americans are in support of the legalization of marijuana nationwide. Lucky for us Canadians, the Cannabis culture is widely accepted and even openly celebrated. Our relaxed attitude and values towards weed has embedded cannabis as a norm in Canadian society.
INDICA VS SATIVA
With thousands of years of history and such a wide abundance of strains available, it is important to know the differences between indica, sativa and even hybrid strains to find out what is most suitable for your own personal needs. Simply put, indica strains and sativa strains differ in their physiological effects and their appearance. Hybrid strains are the result of cross-breeding both an indica strain and a sativa strain together to create a new strain in itself. Because each cannabis strain is so complex and different from one another, it is hard to classify the three phenotypes or variants by their effects alone.
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Indica strains originated from the mountain ranges of Asia and as a result, developed many features to protect itself from the harsh environments. Indica plants are known for being shorter, and bushier, with thicker layers of resinous THC. The high of indica strains are defined by the “couch-lock” effect they have on users. Indica strains serve well as relaxation strains, or to aid with pain and sleeping ailments. The calming, sedating effects of indica strains make it excellent for night-time usage or off-work hours.
In such a growing and experimental industry, science has made it possible for the creation of new strains to meet the unique demand of consumers. Hybrid strains are created when geneticists or growers cross-breed pure indica strains, sativa strains or other hybrid strains together to create a new plant, and they can lean towards either being indica dominant, sativa dominant or an equal 50/50 balance of its parentage. What is different about hybrid plants compared to indicas or sativas is that the range of effects are endless. Hybrid strains are very complex and can be bred to contain both sativa and indica characteristics, making them great for those looking for the best of both worlds, in a sense.