“Flower” refers to the blooming section of the female marijuana plant. These are the sections of the plant that contain the highest concentration of cannabinoids that cannabis smokers find desirable. You’ve likely heard them referred to by their slang terms “buds” or “nuggets.”
Quite simply, flower is cannabis in its purest form. When you purchase flower from MiNDFUL, you are taking home the finest, hand-crafted and mindfully grown cannabis available. These flowers are cured and ready to smoke using your favorite method. Your only concern is to choose a strain that’s ideal for you.
So what’s the difference between all these different flowers?
First, choose the type of flower – indica, sativa or hybrid – you need:
- Indica strains are physically sedating and are ideal for relaxing at night. They carry a heavier body high and are often used to alleviate pain.
- Sativa strains are known for being more cerebral and uplifting and more suited for daytime use. They are ideal for alleviating depression and fatigue.
- As the name implies, hybrid strains are created by cross-breeding indica and sativa strains. Hybrid effects vary according to their genetic makeup.
This leads us to the second question you should ask when choosing a flower – cannabinoids. Every strain of marijuana contains different percentages of CBD and THC. These are the molecules that are responsible for cannabis’ medical and recreational effects.
In a nutshell, CBD is responsible for anxiety relief, wakefulness and some pain relief; THC causes psychoactive effects, sleep aid and pain relief. For more details about the differences between these two compounds, read our article here.
The final factor to determine a flower’s effects is its flowering time. Essentially, it’s the amount of time the plant is allowed to bloom before it is harvested. When a plant is harvested in its flowering cycle, it can have a significant effect on the CBD and THC levels as well as its flavor.
Patients who are new to cannabis often have some difficulty understanding the differences between different flower strains and choosing the flower that best suits their needs.
No need to worry, MiNDFUL’s dispensary budtenders are ready to answer all questions about what kind of flower you might enjoy based on your health concerns or the type of smoke you enjoy.
When you visit a MiNDFUL location, your budtender will be happy to talk to you about the many flower options available to you and take the guesswork out of finding your perfect smoke.