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Cannabis Sativa

One of the very first basic understandings an individual comes across in the cannabis industry is the difference between the three main types of cannabis; Indica, Sativa, and Ruderalis. If we could, for this post in particular, focus on Sativa.

Sativa Structure:

The structure of a Sativa cannabis plant is vastly different than the Indica variety. Sativa primarily grows tall branches that are generally thin. Each branch stemming from the main can be seen growing at similar heights. The leaves of Sativa cannabis are long and thin and are commonly said to resemble fingers. The Sativa variety have a longer flowering cycle as compared to the Indica variety. Contrary, to what one might expect from this flowering cycle, Sativa actually produces less per pound than Indica.

This structural difference can be directly linked to the location in which Sativa typically grew. As stated earlier, Sativa grows taller and has a much longer flowering cycle, making the Sativa varieties perfect for hotter and longer summers closer to the equator.

It would be almost impossible to talk about the effects of Sativa without mentioning cannabinoids and terpenes.

Cannabinoids:

The endocannabinoid system within the human body is responsible for interacting with cannabinoids. Although there are many cannabinoids, the two most commonly known are Tetrhydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD). THC gives the user the psychoactive high most commonly associated with cannabis. CBD gives the user a body high associated with anti-anxiety and pain relief.

Terpenes:

As most would agree, cannabis has a very distinct odor, this odor is called terpenes. The terpenes can range in smell from fruity, citrus, earthy, and other variety of smells. Although the smell is generally how cannabis strains are distinctive from one another, the effects of terpenes are not yet fully understood.

Sativa Effects:

Sativa is most known for its buzzing mind high. Generally speaking, the Sativa varieties are lower in CBD and higher in THC. This gives Sativa a more mind high contributing to a feeling of being energized and focused. Some say Sativa cannabis sparks a bit of creativity upon use. Depending on the user, using Sativa before bed might give the user a slight case of insomnia. Therefore, the Sativa varieties are suggested for daytime use.

P.Hizzle’s Experience:

I have had an interesting relationship with Sativa cannabis. Earlier in my days of using cannabis, I was purely Indica. Ironically, the strain I became most proficient at cultivating was Sour Diesel. My original thought behind using cannabis was that if it didn’t knock me off my feet, it was not worth my time. Over the years, I became busier and ambitious, all of which Indica is a poor use for, so I secretly became a Sativa user. Sativa does not kill ambition and in some cases enhances the ambitious drive. I can smoke it during the day for the anti-anxiety effect while staying on my feet. To this day, I am a basic B**** for being known to primarily smoke Sour Diesel.

Cannabis Indica

One of the very first basic understandings an individual comes across in the cannabis industry is the difference between the three main types of cannabis; Indica, Sativa, and Ruderalis. If we could, for this post in particular, focus on Indica.

Indica Structure:

The structure of an Indica cannabis plant is very atypical. Commonly, these plants are considered short, but grow outwardly in a bush like fashion. The leaves on an Indica plant are wide and in many cases densely populated across the plant. Typically, these plants grow faster than their Sativa counterpart and generally can be documented to having shorter flowering cycles.

The vast difference in structure of the Indica plant can be attributed to the location in which Indica typically grew. An Indica plant, as stated earlier, grows shorter and faster making Indica perfect for areas with a shorter summer and colder climate. One can notice an Indica plant turn purple as the temperature drops, not to say all purple cannabis plants are Indica or vice versa. Yet, the purple is due to anthocyanins, which are molecules, and are said to help a variety of plants native to extreme tempteratures. The anthocyanins can be documented in slowing the death of cells within a plant as temperatures drop.

It would be almost impossible to talk about the effects of Indica without mentioning cannabinoids and terpenes.

Cannabinoids:

The endocannabinoid system within the human body is responsible for interacting with cannabinoids. Although there are many cannabinoids, the two most commonly known are Tetrhydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD). THC gives the user the psychoactive high most commonly associated with cannabis. CBD gives the user a body high associated with anti-anxiety and pain relief.

Terpenes:

As most would agree, cannabis has a very distinct odor, this odor is called terpenes. The terpenes can range in smell from fruity, citrus, earthy, and other variety of smells. Although the smell is generally how cannabis strains are distinctive from one another, the effects of terpenes are not yet fully understood.

Indica Effects:

Indica is most commonly known for its couch-lock effects where users experience a state of relaxation. The Indica variety is known for its higher percent of CBD leading to its anti-stress and body relaxation effects. Although Indica is said to have a higher percent of THC, this has not always been the case. The common misconception comes from the immobile like effects of Indica and is why it is suggested to be used at night.

P.Hizzle’s Experience:

When I was first introduced to cannabis, Indica was always my go to.  I was a big fan of purple kush.  I enjoyed the mellow relaxation it gave me. The anti-anxiety effect was mainly why I used Indica. Personally, I enjoy music far more using the Indica varieties. However, I do not use Indica very often these days almost for the same reason I originally used it. Some of the negative aspects of Indica included, for me; loss of concentration, lack of ambition, and sleepiness.

 

 

 

 

Under Construction

Welcome, Gentlemen Stoners. We are under construction at the moment. Please forgive our mess.

A message from P.Hizzle:

Good to see you fellow stoner!

At the moment I am currently busy with harvest season in the state of Oregon. You can tell the difference between when cannabis was illegal to now where it is legal. Cannabis is now grown year round and there are very few breaks in this industry, like there used to be.  I had planned to launch this site next year around summer time. Yet, it seems like I have a few days off, and so I thought, “why not get things going now?”

If you are here now, I assume you found this website through our Instagram page @GentlemenStoners. Currently, that is the only place you would know of its existence. This is because I would like to give Gentlemen a first look at the site. Mainly for the reason I wanted a place for Gentlemen Stoners to come together and have a space. Eventually, we will open and promote the site to everyone. For now though, it is just us.

At this moment, the site will be updated with new content such as; articles, industry reviews, and videos. Slowly and overtime we will offer our own brand of cannabis, where we find the best farms, edibles and extracts, then bring them to you. Personally, I work in the industry and I see a lot of shwag bud, extracts, and edibles. Not all cannabis is grown organically or smokeable, by my standards. I know because I make it my business to know who has the shwag and who has the FIRE🔥.

I hope you all enjoy the site and the various social media accounts. All of which can be found through my @P.Hizzle Instagram page. I have not linked all accounts in with @GentlemenStoners simply because I have not officially launched. I have left the door open for those who’d like to watch it from the ground up. I hope you enjoy ✌.

Sincerely,