These past couple years have been quite the roller coaster ride. If there is one thing certain about the past few months, it’s that we are glad to finally pass the awful last year. This year had its own problems, including the ever persistent pandemic, but it was not nearly as bad as the year before it.
When it comes to cannabis, last year was a great year. The cannabis community throughout the United States made excellent progress in rallying for more state medical legalization and compassionate care. Cannabis is quickly becoming a real medicinal alternative to using various prescription drugs that could potentially be harmful. In fact, the cannabis sales in the United States surpassed $37 billion in the last year, and it seems to pretty much increase every year.
One of the draws for many cannabis users is that it is so versatile and able to be utilized in lots of different ways. Certain cannabis strains are better at treating certain conditions and ailments than others, and the way that a medical patient can use cannabis is very unique to them! The certain strains that medical marijuana patients can get varies from state to state, and it is also true that the cost can differ quite a bit depending on where you live and which strain you want.
Why do some strains of cannabis cost more than others? Is it because they are inherently better than others? Well, not necessarily. But there is a large range of prices for whole-flower cannabis, so that is something to keep in mind if you are planning on buying certain strains.
One of the cost factors associated with marijuana is quality control. If you have ever been to a dispensary and noticed that some strains are much cheaper than others, it might be because they contain some cannabis seeds. Honestly, the first quality control measure that you want to look for when it comes to using cannabis is if it is seeded or not. Seeded weed is usually not priced very high, especially compared to some of that top shelf cannabis you can find in the same dispensary.
The second way that cannabis may be priced higher than others is on the potency of THC that it contains. Did you know that there are different strains that have different potency levels? The cannabis strains that have more THC are usually going to be a bit pricier. However, smoking those highly potent strains means that you will feel the effects of the high much sooner than with other strains. If you are a medical marijuana patient that suffers from severe chronic pain or a debilitating disease, then cannabis with a higher potency may be right for you.
In other ways, the price of marijuana can be dependent on the terpenes profile. Terpenes are a crucial part of the marijuana experience and can definitely affect the value of the overall product. Terpenes have great medicinal properties as well. Some people rely on the terpenes for the peace, clarity, focus, and euphoric mental state that many have come to associate with using cannabis.
Today, we are going to be talking about some of the most popular marijuana strains. Unsurprisingly, the number one spot goes to the real OG - that is, OG Kush! This has been one of the most popular choices for both medical and recreational users and is basically uncontested with any other strain. The three dominant terpenes in OG Kush are myrcene, limonene, and caryophyllene. If you have never tried cannabis and are wanting to get into it at some point, this particular strain could be a great place to start.