Here you will find general information about the categories of marijuana. We want to introduce you a little into the vast domain of the cannabis plant and it’s subcategories.
Different terms used to describe Cannabis and Pot smoking
People use many different words for it such as:
weed, green, bud, mary jane, joint, cañamo, ganja (term from Jamaica), herb, grass, pot, hash, etc.
And reefer to 4:20, dope smoke or get high when smoking marijuana.
Marijuana Plant Types
The two major types of cannabis are Indica and Sativa plants. You can also combine the two types to create hybrid strains. Indica plants provide a strong physical body stoned state that will make you sleepy providing also with a deep relaxation feeling compared to Sativa which gives you a mentally high state, energetic and uplifting.
Benefits of Indica:
- Relieves body pain
- Relaxes muscles
- Relieves spasms, reduces seizures
- Relieves headaches and migraines
- Relieves anxiety or stress
Benefits of Sativa:
- Feelings of well-being and at-ease
- Up-lifting and cerebral thoughts
- Stimulates and energizes
- Increases focus and creativity
- Fights depression
Different Ways of Growing Marijuana
The way in which the cannabis plant is grown brings us to 2 other categories: indoor, and outdoor. This basically means plants that received light energy from lamps (not necessarily on a 24 hour cycle) and plants that received their energy directly from sunlight.
Methods of Processing Cannabis
Then there are also other ways to process the marijuana plant, extracting it’s crystals/resin/trichomes and thus obtaining the well known hashish or hash. Through the dry extracting method you get soft hash and pollinator, and the other one which uses ice gets you ice-o-lator.
The latest way to smoke marijuana takes the form of butane hash oil (BHO) which is a resinous matrix of cannabinoids that are left after solvent extraction from the cannabis plant. If you have not tried it, BHO will change the way you think about the cannabis plant :-)