Understanding Cannabis Strains

A cannabis strain is a variety of cannabis with a unique ratio of mood-elevating chemical compounds that can energize or relax you, depending on the strain you choose. Every cannabis strain can affect the body slightly differently, and at Canna Culture, we have hundreds of the highest-quality cannabis products for achieving that euphoric feeling.

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About Cannabis Strains

Cannabis has been used for thousands of years. It was discovered approximately 12,000 years ago in the Altai Mountains in Central Asia. (1) Nowadays, it is split into 3 distinct categories that can affect your body in different ways: indicas, sativas, and hybrids.

  • Indica strains are generally known to relax the body for what is known colloquially as a “body high.”
  • Sativa strains are widely considered to help you feel more energized and are best for social outings, exercise, and physical activity.
  • Hybrids may be a combination of indica and sativa strains making for a unique experience that helps you stay energized and relaxed.

How Cannabis Affects the Body

Cannabis strains have a variety of different effects because of their chemical makeup.


Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that can be found in the cannabis plant. The endocannabinoid system is a network of receptors in your body that responds to cannabinoids like THC and CBD. There are more than a hundred different types of cannabinoids, but the ratio of THC to CBD is especially important. It can affect your energy, appetite, blood pressure, pain perception, memory, and immune system.

  • Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC): THC is known for its psychoactive effects. When it enters your bloodstream, the liver breaks it down into 11-OH-THC, also known as 11-COOH-THC, (2) releasing more than 100 enzymes. The ECS- CBD1 receptors along the spinal cord and the CB2 receptors throughout the body bind to THC which changes the way you feel.
  • Cannabidiol (CBD): CBD binds to CB1, CB2, TRPV1, and serotonin (5-HT1A) receptors in the body to relieve pain. Since it binds to different receptors, it does not have the same heady effects as THC and is the best option for relieving anxiety and neuropathic pain. (3)


Terpenes are naturally occurring aromatic compounds in cannabis products that result in different flavor profiles. Just like a custom cocktail at a bar, terpenes add the final touch for a unique flavor. There are six predominant terpenes that give weed its unique flavor profiles: (4) myrcene, pinene, caryophyllene, limonene, caryophyllene, and terpinolene. Terpenes often fall into two categories: woody and earthy or sweet and fruity. The following terpenes are very common:

  • Myrcene: Myrcene comes from hops and has a spicy, pepper-like flavor.
  • Pinine: Pinine is earthy, bitter, and natural.
  • Caryophyllene: Caryophyllene is a warm, woodsy cinnamon and clove flavor with a hint of rosemary.
  • Limonene: Limonene provides a lemony flavor for a citrus-like effect.
  • Terpinolene: Terpinolene is a citrusy flavor with notes of pine.
  • Linalool: Linalool is a terpene with a lavender, basil, and minty taste.
  • Ocimene: Ocimene is an herbal, woody citrus.

More About Indica

Indica, a strain of cannabis well-known for its relaxing effects, is easily identifiable from its shorter, stocky leaves and broad shape. The strain has a higher level CBD to THC ratio, meaning higher levels of CBD produce more of a “body high” that helps you physically relax. Most clients use indica at night because it helps them sleep, relieves stress, and reduces anxiety. These California favorites will leave you with a relaxed, long-lasting high for ultimate bliss.

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More About Sativa

Sativa, a strain of cannabis well-known for its energizing effects, is easily identifiable from its long, thin leaves and tapered shape. The strain has a higher level THC to CBD ratio, meaning higher levels of THC produce more psychoactive effects that help you stay energized. Sativa has higher levels of THC, meaning it produces more of a heady high and elevated mental energy. It is best to use sativa in the daytime because it increases your energy and helps you work more productively. Most clients use sativa during the day because it helps them stay productive.

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More About Hybrids

Hybridization has become an intricate process that allows growers to create unique and desirable strains. Hybrid strains combine the best characteristics of two different parent strains, resulting in new and exciting genetic variations that offer specific benefits to users.

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More Client Favorites

We offer several different kinds of cannabis products because the way you consume it also changes your experience. Some of our client favorites include the following:

  • Pre-Rolls: Pre-rolls are a client favorite because they are easy to take with you on-the-go. Our Wedding Cake hybrid pre-rolls are infused with ice water hash for a creamy, sweet, vanilla flavor and a soothing high that begins with sativa-like energy and fades into an indica-like bliss. Sweet Gas Gelato is a woody, lemony indica-infused favorite with a relaxing high for the perfect ending to a stressful day. If you are looking for energy, our sativa-infused Super Sour Diesel pre-rolls are a potent mood-boosting daytime favorite among So-Cal creatives.
  • Edibles: Our Big Pete’s cannabis-infused crispy marshmallow treats are a timeless and sweet rice-crispy masterpiece. Infused with indica, these classic, velvety marshmallows will satisfy your sweet tooth day or night. For clients who want a relaxed energetic high, our Espresso Bean Chocolate Terra Bites are infused with sativa for a relaxed buzz and enhanced productivity.
  • Concentrates: We offer several different concentrates to help you feel your best. One of our most popular is the Blue Guava concentrate, a hybrid that helps you feel energized and relaxed. It can alleviate arthritis, anxiety, stress, and depression. If you have inflammation or need to support your body in stabilizing your mood, the concentrate will help you feel your best.
  • Tinctures: Tinctures are liquids that can be used to add cannabis to drinks or recipes and concentrates have different textures for a variety of benefits. Our Salted Carmel Tincture tastes like a caramel candy and is the perfect addition to a hot or cool beverage. Add a few drops to your morning chai or coffee, or even your favorite espresso martini to help you relax and enjoy your night out. The anti-inflammatory increases your cellular energy for energizing effects.
  • Multi-Purpose Salve: Our CBD-infused multipurpose salve is one of the best ways to relieve pain because you can apply it topically. It is not psychoactive, so it is best for pain relief. If you have acute or chronic pain, this fast-acting salve will support your well-being. To learn more about how CBD supports your body and relieves pain, see our blog about CBD for pain.

Our customizable products come in a wide variety of flavors and forms. Want to learn more about our products? Browse our menu!

Cannabis for Delivery in San Jose

We offer several specials and a VIP rewards program to help our clients feel their best. Contact our office or call (408) 264-7877 to learn more about the different benefits we offer. Our delivery service extends from Mountain View to San Martin. If you live in one of the following areas, give us a call to inquire about delivery services: Los Altos, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Morgan Hill, and Santa Clara.


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