Before we discuss making edibles, we want to make sure this is clear: There are three broad categories of cannabis. The first two are called “sativa” and “indica.” They are unique species that look very Medicinal StrainsThese are two great web sites with exhaustive and detailed information about strains of cannabis for medicinal users.Recreational StrainsMarijuana.com is a great site with a very complete list of cannabis strains and detailed information for all users.different from each other and when ingested by smoking, or having as an edible, they each deliver a very distinctive experience.Sativa generally makes one feel focused, cerebral, energetic, and a bit giggly (giggly, for those who are not used to it). Sativas really help people to let their guard down and open up in a group. Therefore, sativas are great for socializing at parties or when working on projects that require your focus and energy.
Indica is perfect if you’ve had a very stressful week and need some serious down-time at home. With an indica buzz, you can put on a good movie that you don’t have to think about, find a warm spot on the couch, set out some non-alcoholic beverages and munchies, and you will happily stay put for a while – a long while. It’s an effect often called “couch-lock.”
There is also a variety of cannabis blends created from cross-pollinating between indicas and sativas in creative ways – much like growing grapes for wine. These cannabis created in this way are referred to as both “strains” and “hybrids.” We will refer to them here as strains. And each one that is actively cultivated and sold, has some unique and interesting qualities that make it stand out enough to call for its own name, and be an established cannabis strain.
It’s important to understand that there are a variety of cannabis strains to choose from, and each one offers a different effect on the mind and body. The strains we encourage you to choose for social events are strains that are clearly lean towards a “sativa.”
The cannabinoids from a sativa strain of cannabis are “additive,” meaning, unlike alcohol which slowly puts parts of your mind to sleep, a sativa “adds” interesting qualities to everyone’s state of mind – and therefore, “adds” interesting qualities to the group dynamic.