Does the strain matter for edibles?

Strains can vary greatly, and each has unique terpenes, flavor profiles, and cannabinoids present that can alter the high that any specific plant will deliver. However, the main differentiating factor that can affect foodstuffs is the terpene profile. Scientifically speaking, edibles made with distillate cannot claim strain-specific effects. They will make the consumer take drugs.

But that high won't feel any different, even if one gummy bears the label Sour Diesel and another says OG Kush. If the edibles are made after thorough processing of the flower and with the help of delicate cooking (when the temperature does not ruin the chemical components of the plant, for example), it is possible to produce a good Indica vs. Unfortunately, while it is possible to preserve cannabinoid profiles in edibles, terpene profiles are almost always lost. Most of the groceries on the market today are not specified as Indica or Sativa.

The edible effects of weeds can overlap and it's not easy to differentiate one from the other. Another thing is that the effects felt after consuming edibles depend on the genetic makeup of each individual. What is highly sedative to you may not have the same effect on another person. That's true because it's impossible to retain the terpenes from different cannabis flower extracts, so there's no point in specifying edibles.

Conventional cannabis wisdom tells us that Indica strains are powerfully relaxing, with relaxing effects and even sedative influences. On the other hand, Sativa strains are said to be uplifting, with concentrating or energizing effects on all members of the group. Therefore, hybrids are somewhere in between, depending on the “dominance” of Indica or Sativa in their lineage. The classification of strains has almost nothing to do with the general effects of cannabis edibles.

Many cannabis users may find themselves wrapped up in a product known as a “Sativa” or “Indica” edible, but the fact is that sorting strains will have an incredibly small, if any, effect on cannabis edibles. If you consume cannabis in edible form, there are certain strains that are likely to be especially suited to your needs. As with the effects of smoking cannabis, the effects of edible cannabis will depend in part on the strain you choose in your marijuana dispensary. The most commonly used Indica marijuana strains for Indica edibles include Gorilla Glue, OG Kush and Skywalker.

It's clear that distilled edibles marketed as anything specific to a strain are a false promise, while the jury is still deliberating on edibles using more complete plant extractions, such as live resins or cannabis butters. It's simply not easy to recommend the type of edible to choose based on the strain of marijuana used in the manufacture. Some Sativa strains can have THC levels very similar to those of an Indica strain, and when infused, the cannabinoid content is what gives the edible its effects and potency. Although isolated or distilled THC and CBD may contain small levels of other terpenes and cannabinoids, added after the extraction process, the level of THC is really what matters when it comes to store-bought cannabis edibles.

People who eat their edible at night may prefer Indica strains because of their sedative properties, but people who will eat the edible during the day may prefer Sativa strains because of their uplifting effects. The idea is that the consumer can predict how the edible will feel, based on the specific classification or strain. The classification of strains is very outdated, as many Indica strains can show the same traits as a Sativa strain and vice versa. Several experts suggested that some grocery manufacturers might be trying to recreate the effect of the whole plant by using THC distillate and then infusing terpenes into the product to mimic the profile of the desired strain.

Not to mention that there are almost no 100% Indica or Sativa strains, since almost all cannabis is considered a hybridized autochthonous strain. However, several experts working with cannabis and researchers familiar with the properties of extracts wonder if edibles manufactured with common industry practices can really be strain-specific. Like Indica-specific edibles made from Indica strains, Sativa strains such as Trainwreck, Lemon Jack and Strawberry Cough are used to make Sativa edibles. A number of grocery manufacturers are now addressing this anxiety by advertising strain-specific products.

Some companies may even label foodstuffs as' Sativa 'and' Indica 'based solely on THC levels, or even terpenes added after the extraction process, rather than the actual strain from which the THC comes. . .