April showers bring new May flowers to Fine Fettle Dispensary! To enhance your springtime activities, we’ll be exploring the different categories of cannabis flowers, including indica, sativa, hybrid, high-CBD, and a variety of strains. With a variety of options available at every Fine Fettle location, each type of flower has its own unique effects and benefits.
Let’s start with Indica strains, which are a variety of cannabis plants that are known for their relaxing and sedating effects on the body and mind. Indica strains are typically recommended for people seeking strains to help with pain, insomnia, nausea, or poor appetite. While plenty of indica strains might produce these effects, strains aren't an exact science.
Indica strains are commonly associated with feelings of relaxation, calming, and pain relief, making them a popular choice for those looking for relief from stress, anxiety, and physical discomfort. Indica strains are also known to stimulate appetite for a picnic in the park and promote restful sleep for afternoon hammock naps.
Currently at our Martha’s Vineyard Fine Fettle location, you can find 1 gram pre-rolled blunts of our popular Indica Sangria strain. Sangria is an Indica-dominant hybrid with powerful analgesic and sedative effects. There is a richly pungent aroma in the mature flowers of Sangria. An initial burst of sour grape mellows to fruity notes—and one sniff is never enough. Close your eyes and inhale the aromas of fruit and red wine. This strain is perfect for a post-work walk around the neighborhood as the days grow longer and the sun glows warmer.
Sativa strains are a variety of cannabis plants that are known for their energizing and uplifting effects on the body and mind. Sativa strains tend to have higher levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and lower levels of CBD (cannabidiol), which produces a more cerebral, stimulating high compared to indica strains. Sativa strains are commonly associated with feelings of increased energy, creativity, and euphoria, making them a popular choice for those looking to enhance their mood and productivity.
Spring is the perfect time to incorporate sativa strains into your outdoor activities. Before a yoga class, try using a sativa strain to help increase focus and motivation during your practice. If you're planning a hike, a sativa strain can help provide an extra boost of energy and enhance your appreciation for the natural surroundings. Sativa strains can also be a great addition to exploring a new park, providing an uplifting, and stimulating experience. Sour Tropicana is one of our popular sativa strains at our Martha's Vineyard location. Sour Tropicana produces a flavor profile featuring sour lime, diesel fuel and spiced oranges while inducing calming effects perfect for getting out in nature.
Hybrid strains are a type of cannabis that are created by crossing indica and sativa strains. By doing so, hybrid strains can combine the effects of both types of strains. The effects of hybrid strains can vary depending on the specific genetics of the plant, with some leaning more towards sativa effects and others leaning more towards indica effects. Generally, hybrid strains can offer a balance between the energizing and relaxing effects of sativa and indica strains.
Springtime offers opportunities to integrate hybrid strains into your get-out-of-the-house plans. If you're planning a social gathering or celebration, a hybrid strain can help enhance the mood and provide an enjoyable and relaxed experience for everyone. For a hiking experience or even just cleaning up the yard after a long winter, a hybrid strain can provide a nice balance of energy and relaxation, allowing you to enjoy the activity without feeling too overwhelmed or fatigued.
Among the popular hybrid strains found at Fine Fettle’s Martha’s Vineyard location is our Baked Zkittlez, sometimes also spelled Zkittlez or just Skittles, it is an Indica-dominant hybrid that erupts with fruit flavor. The creation of Northern California-based collective Dying Breed Seeds, this strain is descended from fruity Indica favorite Grape Ape and tangy sativa Grapefruit. Skittles combines the mental and physical effects of both parent strains to yield a smooth, multifaceted high.
Edibles can provide a discreet way to enjoy cannabis during outdoor spring events like graduation parties and concerts. Edibles are a form of cannabis product that can be ingested orally, such as in the form of gummies, chocolates, or baked goods. One of the primary advantages of edibles is that they can provide a more prolonged and potent high compared to smoking or vaping cannabis. The effects can last for several hours and can be more intense, depending on the dosage. Start low (5mg THC or less) and go slow!
When it comes to subtle consumption during social activities, edibles offer several advantages. For example, edibles don't produce the same strong smell associated with smoking cannabis, making it easier to consume them without drawing unwanted attention. Additionally, edibles can be easily concealed in a bag or purse, making them more portable and convenient than smoking accessories.
'Uplifting' Pineapple Habanero gummies made by Camino provide consumers with energy-stimulating sativa terpenes with ripe pineapple and a touch of heat for the perfect daytime lift perfect for attending an outdoor wedding reception or playing a round of golf.
Terpenes are organic compounds that are found in many plants, including cannabis. They contribute to the aroma and flavor of the plant and are responsible for the distinctive scents associated with different strains of cannabis. Terpenes are present in all cannabis flowers but are more evident in some strains than in others.
In addition to their aromatic properties, terpenes are also believed to have therapeutic effects. When combined with cannabinoids such as THC and CBD, terpenes can produce what is known as a synergistic or entourage effect. This means that the combination of terpenes and cannabinoids can enhance the overall therapeutic effects of the plant, making it more effective for a variety of uses.
The terpenes found in our ‘Uplifting’ Pineapple Habanero gummies include both Limonene and Alpha-Pinene. The Limonene terpene reduces stress and inflammation, while acting as an antioxidant while the Alpha-Pinene terpene is known to improve attention span to deliver a more lucid and focused experience.
Overall, terpenes play an important role in the cannabis plant, both in terms of its aroma and its therapeutic effects. By understanding the different terpenes present in different strains, Fine Fettle customers can make more informed decisions about the types of cannabis flower they choose to consume.
Choosing the right type of cannabis to ingest can be a personal and individual process that considers several factors, including flavor profile, effects, and potency. It's essential to experiment with different types of flowers to find what works best for your unique body chemistry and lifestyle.
When selecting a strain, consider the flavor profile that appeals to you. Some strains have a fruity or citrusy taste, while others have a more earthy or spicy flavor. Additionally, consider the effects that you are seeking. For example, if you are looking for pain relief, strains high in CBD may be more appropriate. If you want to feel energized and creative, a sativa-dominant strain might be the right choice.
It's also important to consider the potency of the flower. High-potency strains may be too strong for some users, while others may require a higher potency to achieve their desired effects. It's always best to start with a low dose and work your way up to avoid any unpleasant experiences.
It's worth noting that the effects of cannabis can vary depending on individual body chemistry and lifestyle. What works for one person may not work for another. As such, it's essential to experiment and find the strains that work best for you.
At Fine Fettle dispensary, our knowledgeable staff are available to offer guidance and recommendations for finding the perfect strain for any occasion. We can help you navigate our selection of flowers and find the strains that are best suited to your individual needs and preferences.