Ponderosa Releaf, a Maricopa dispensary on Papago Road, has been granted approval to operate by the Arizona Department of Health Services and has recently opened for business. The dispensary has been designed to provide an engaging environment and patients will be informed about the different strains of medical marijuana for treating their conditions. Just like prescription pharmaceuticals or over-the-counter medications, there are several different strains of medical marijuana but they fall into 3 high level categories.
Categories of Medical Marijuana
- Sativa – The effects of a sativa strain can be characterized as being cerebral due to high THC content. These strains can help your mood while providing a good measure of pain relief for certain symptoms.
- Indica – The effects of indica strains are described as a pleasant body buzz. Indica strains are ideal for relaxation, stress relief, and for insomnia. Indica strains have a higher CBD to THC ratio.
- Hybrid – These strains are created by mixing sativa and indica strains. Some varieties have higher CBD levels and others have higher THC levels.