Strains/Ailments

Choosing the right medicine for your condition can be a difficult process. Here at Om, we do our best to inform you about the best possible strain options to suit your specific needs, as well as the best method of administering your medication. We have a wide variety of flower, edibles, concentrates, topicals, and more.

To further help you make the best selection for your individual needs, we have provided more information about the differences between Indica and Sativa strains, as well as the different cannabinoids present in Marijuana, the effects they have on the body, and their medicinal benefits.

Sativa

The primary effects of Sativa dominant strains are on thoughts and feelings. Sativas tend to produce stimulating feelings, and many prefer it for daytime use. Sativa strains normally have medium to high THC and a relatively low CBD content. Some noted therapeutic effects from use of Sativas are listed below

  • Stimulating/energizing

  • Increased sense of well-being, focus, creativity

  • Reduces depression, elevates mood

  • Relieves headaches/migraines/nausea

  • Increases appetite

Indica

The primary effects are on the body. Indicas tend to produce sedated feelings, and many prefer it for nighttime use. Indica strains of cannabis generally have a medium to high THC content as well as a comparatively high CBD content. Some noted Therapeutic Effects from use of Indicas are listed below

  • Provides relaxation/reduces stress

  • Relaxes muscles/spasms

  • Reduces pain/inflammation/headaches/migraines

  • Helps sleep

  • Reduces anxiety

  • Reduces nausea, stimulates appetite

  • Reduces intra-ocular pressure

  • Reduces seizure frequency/anti-convulsant

  • Some noted side-effects from use of Indicas:

  • Feelings of tiredness

  • “Fuzzy” thinking

 

Significant Cannabinoids:

Cannabinoids are the active components in cannabis that affect the brain and provide a number of medical benefits, ranging from pain relieve to feelings of calm and well-being. Each strain of cannabis contains varying levels of individual cannabinoids, causing effects that are specific to the physiology of the user. At Om, you will have a wide selection of medicine to ensure a cannabis treatment that works for you.

In terms of measurable effects on the body, the two main cannabinoids are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), and CBD (cannabidiol). In most cannabis strains, THC is significantly higher, and results in the “high” users feel due to the psychoactive effects it provides. Strains high in CBD, on the other hand, can have a significant difference in effect as CBD primarily effects the body.

While CBD is not considered psychoactive in itself, it can impart many of the medicinal benefits of cannabis and can also moderate the effects of THC. In this context, a CBD content of around 1% could be considered comparatively high, while a strain with low cannabidiol content would contain 0.6% CBD or less. 

Some patients prefer strains with low THC content to avoid the psychoactive effects of cannabis, but it is significant to note that CBD and THC work synergistically in their effects.

More About CBD

CBD (Cannabidiol) is one of the estimated 60 active cannabinoids identified in cannabis.  It is a major constituent of the plant, accounting for up to 40% of the plant’s extract, as a non-psychoactive component. CBD produces many of the medicinal benefits of cannabis, while also balancing the psychoactive effects of the cannabinoid THC.

Recently, there is an increasing focus on the therapeutic benefits of CBD, especially in its treatment of cancer, seizure disorders, pain management, and neurological disorders.  More uses for other ailments are being realized everyday.

Many patients ask about CBD-only medications because they want to remain functional throughout the day, avoiding the psychoactive effects of THC.  Although CBD has been found to inhibit the “high” effects of the THC, THC works synergistically with CBD, increasing the positive effects of the cannabinoid.

Common High-CBD Strains of Cannabis:

1. Cannatonic #4

2. LA Park

3. Harlequin

Other Significant Cannabinoids Include:

  • Cannabidiol (CBD) relieves convulsions, inflammation, anxiety and nausea—many of the same therapeutic qualities as THC but without psychoactive effects. It is the main cannabinoid in low-THC cannabis strains, and modern breeders have been developing strains with greater CBD content for medical use.

  • Cannabinol (CBN) is mildly psychoactive, decreases intra-ocular pressure, and seizure occurrence.

  • Cannabichromene (CBC) promotes the analgesic effects (pain relief) of THC and has sedative (calming) effects.

  • Cannabigerol (CBG) has sedative effects and antimicrobial properties, as well as lowers intra-ocular pressure.

  • Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) is showing promise for type 2 diabetes and related metabolic disorders.

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