I feel incredibly lucky to have been given the chance to try a wide range of cannabis strains and products over the years.
When I started in high school, we had two choices for weed.
You could buy Mexican brick weed which was full of stems and seeds, or you could pay twice as much for “crippy” or “hydro” which was top shelf cannabis that was usually free of seeds. That meant the cannabis buds were coming from unpollinated female plants, which used to be called sensimilla back in the day before recent trends in weed phraseology. My parents were the only people I knew who used that term by the late 2000s as it had long been replaced with the other catch-all terms like the above two and others like “chronic” and “one-hitter-quitter.” All I knew is that it was marijuana that was so strong it had psychedelic-like effects if you were lucky to find a super potent sativa strain like trainwreck. Unfortunately, you couldn’t really find specific strains in my area back then. It wasn’t until I got to college when I could finally locate particular strains of weed like I saw in issues of High Times Magazine. I remember seeing White Widow for the first time and being amazed at the snow-like color of the flower buds. However, I quickly learned that there are some strains of cannabis that are almost too sedating for daytime use. Many of the most sedating cannabis strains are indicas, but they could be hybrids as well. Holy Grail, Granddaddy Purple, and Hindu Kush are all indica strains that tend to make me tired when I smoke them at any time of the day. That’s why I tend to stick with sativas when I want to smoke during daylight hours and I also have things to do.