Which Cannabis Strain is Right for You

At Cannabis Connection, we like to think that there is something of a science behind choosing the right marijuana strain for our customers. Many people find that specific cannabis strains work better for them based on factors such as wellness needs and dosage times. Which strain should you explore if this is your first time at a dispensary? When you visit our Canyon Lake, California marijuana dispensary, you are going to see a mix of sativas, indicas, and hybrids throughout the store available for purchase. To help you make the best decision, let’s explore the benefits and uses for these popular cannabis strains below.


What is Sativa

Sativa cannabis strains are considered to be the more “energetic” of the three main cannabis strains. It is is often the go-to choice for those who are looking for more of a day-time pick me up versus a night time relaxer. Sativa strains are associated with productivity and creativity. This is due to the psychoactive effects of the cannabis sativa and THC levels which help increase focus, clarity, and creative thinking.

cannabis sativa

Best Time of Day to Take Sativas

Many people consider Sativa strains to be for daytime due to the fact that they often help people to feel energized and focused for taking on tasks. Additionally, studies have shown that sativas can have a similar effect on depression as medications known to treat clinical depression. Furthermore, sativas are generally not considered to be sleep aids. While some users may experience relaxing-type effects from sativas, the result from sativa consumption is more anxiety relief, carpe diem mindset type enegery.

Popular Sativa Strains

Cannabis Connection offers plenty of sativa strain options in our dispensary. Here’s some of the most popular sativa strains that can be found regularly in our pot shop:

  • Maui Waui
  • Dutch Hawaiian
  • White Buffalo
  • Super Silver Haze
  • Dream ‘N’ Sour
  • Jack Herer
  • Sour Diesel
  • Durban Poison


What is Indica

Indica cannabis products are considered to be the “relaxation” strain. Indica products are popular among users who are looking for calming properties and sleep assistance. Indica strains carry more CBD properties than THC, which is why indica products produce more healing, body type highs. Due to the intrinsic properties of relaxation in inidca strains, many users turn to indica cannabis products for pain support. There is even evidence to support that indica strains, with their high CBD content, are prime treatments for those who suffer from nausea and vomiting, therefore making indicas an attractive option for consumers who want to increase their appetite.

cannabis indica leaf

Best Time of Day to Take Indicas

As mentioned, indicas are known for their relaxation properties and effects on users. Users have also reporting feeling a “body high” or a more “stoned” feeling when consuming indicas. For these reasons, the best time of day to take cannabis indicas are in the evening in preparation for winding down and going to sleep.

Popular Indica Strains

Cannabis Connection offers plenty of indica strain options in our dispensary. Here’s some of the most popular indica strains that can be found regularly in our pot shop:

  • Skywalker OG
  • Afghan Kush
  • Purple Sunset
  • L.A. Confidential
  • Northern Lights
  • Guru #10
  • Banana Hammock


What are Hybrids

When shopping for hybrid strains, there are three options to choose from. These strains are typically categorized as Indica-dominant strains, Sativa-dominant strains, or balanced strains. In general, most hybrid-labeled strains that you’ll find out there skew toward having more THC. If you’re looking for something like a tincture 50/50 blend of CBD and THC, you’re seeking a balanced blend.

blue hawaiian weed hybrid bud

Benefits of Hybrid Strains

The purpose of hybrid strains is to offer a “best of both worlds” approach. That means that these strains are grown for specific qualities that produce specific, and intended, effects on the user. This makes hybrids extremely popular among cannabis buyers. Consumers are able to experience the full spectrum of physical and psychoactive effects that are present in hybrid strains. There are countless strains of hybrids available on the market and more are cultivated seemingly everyday.

Popular Hybrid Strains

Cannabis Connection offers plenty of hybrid strain options in our dispensary. The fact that there are so many highly specific strains to choose from allows people to enjoy tailored results. Here’s a look at some popular strains of hybrids:

  • Pineapple Express
  • Golden Goat
  • Trainwreck
  • Blue Dream
  • Orange Velvet
  • Cherry Mystery #3
  • Blue Sunshine
  • Big Love
  • Pink Cookies
  • Reggae Cowboy
  • Bubble Gum

Finding Your Perfect Cannabis Strain

When shopping for marijuana, it is vitally important to have an idea of what you are you looking for. Equally as important is to know what your own personal goals are with the product(s) you will be purchasing. Here’s some questions to ask yourself to help narrow down which type of cannabis strain will be best for you:

  • Do I need help relaxing and/or falling asleep?
  • Do I need help focusing? Reducing anxiety?
  • Need a boost in creativity?
  • Do I need relief from chronic pain?
  • Am I looking to use for recreational or medicinal purposes?

Having answers to these questions, as well as a list of wellness goals, when you visit a local dispensary in Canyon Lake, will help you articulate the strain qualities at which you’re looking when speaking with your budtender. The budtenders are Cannabis Connection know exactly which strains are recommended for things like anxiety, moodiness, sleep issues, and more. They can also help guide you toward strains that will not be too overwhelming or conversely have a stronger impact based on your needs. Once you decided on a strain, you can then decide how you would like to consume the product: smoking, edibles, tinctures, oils, topical creams, and more.

Cannabis Connection: Marijuana Shop in Canyon Lake, California

Our dispensary in Canyon Lake is here to help you find the best marijuana products in California. Our expert team of cultivators and budtenders choose only the best cannabis strains to be used in our products and sold in our shop. We welcome you to visit our Canyon Lake Dispensary anytime! Let us help you find the right cannabis product or answer any questions you might have about recreational marijuana. Visit us in person or contact us today!