What Are the Different Types of Cannabis Strains That Exist Today?

Are you a newbie when it comes to cannabis?
If so, join the club. After all, as marijuana laws continue to change across the country, millions of people are just beginning to discover the recreational and medicinal benefits of cannabis products.
Make no mistake, there’s a lot to learn. And the more you understand about weed, the more you’ll appreciate the cannabis industry.
In this article, we take a look at the various types of marijuana strains so that you will be an informed consumer the next time you visit a dispensary. Keep reading to learn more.
Defining “Marijuana strain” Before we discuss anything else, it’s important to define exactly what we mean by the term “marijuana strain.”
For starters, the cannabis industry breaks marijuana into three major strains. These include Indica, Sativa, and hybrid.
Each of these strains contains different compounds that provide the user with a very different experience, which we’ll get to in a moment.
The Basics The basic things to under..

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FAIRFIELD – You might not be able to buy weed in Fairfield – at least not legally and at least not for another year – as the Town Plan and Zoning Commission gets ready to vote on a one-year moratorium on cannabis establishments in town.
The commission had a public hearing Tuesday night on the regulation amendment, which would prohibit cannabis establishments in town until Feb. 28 of 2023. The vote on the amendment will likely be at the commission’s Feb. 8 meeting, officials said.
Some members of the public were not thrilled at the idea of such establishments in town and supported the moratorium.
Tom Hennessey, a member of Fairfield CARES, said the organization is “pretty much against this whole cannabis thing.”
“We have three, four months to get ahead of this,” he said.
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Cannabis law can be confusing, to say the least. The United States has not yet legalized cannabis at the federal level, and state laws on pot differ wildly, even in states where recreational cannabis is legal. At GreenState, we’re doing our best to keep you updated on the latest in cannabis law in the US.…

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DOVER, Del. (AP) – A Democrat-led House committee voted mostly along party lines Wednesday to release a bill legalizing recreational marijuana use by adults in Delaware.
A lone Republican joined Democrats on the Health and Human Development committee in voting to release the bill, which will now likely head to an appropriations committee for consideration.
The bill creates a state-controlled and licensed pot industry that supporters say will eliminate the black market while creating jobs and boosting the state’s tax coffers. The measure is the third iteration of legislation that was first introduced in 2019 but which has never received a floor vote.
The bill legalizes possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by adults 21 and older, but it prohibits people from growing their own pot. The state would instead oversee a manufacturing and distribution industry and levy a 15% tax on retail sales.
Chief sponsor Rep. Ed Osienski, a Newark ..

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The study from the University of Louisville, published this month, looked through a national sample of medical records for patients using the treatment for epilepsy.
According to the study, the scientists further studied how the chemical interacted directly with human lung cells, finding that the CBD, or cannabidiol, appeared to not only prevent the worsening of symptoms but also blocked the virus from spreading.
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Over a year since the 2020 vote to legalize medical marijuana in the state of Mississippi, state lawmakers are sending their governor a bill that would create a medical marijuana program for people with serious medical conditions.
If it becomes law, as anticipated, Mississippi would join the majority of states that let people use cannabis for medical reasons.
The House and Senate on Wednesday both passed the final version of the measure, Senate Bill 2095.
Republican Gov. Tate Reeves could sign the bill, veto it or let it become law without his signature. He has not said what he will do, but legislators passed it by a wide enough margin to override a veto.
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A group of Republican lawmakers resurrected a bill Wednesday to legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin, saying it’s time to at least talk about using the drug as a natural way to help the sick treat their ailments naturally.
Sen. Mary Felzkowski and Rep. Patrick Snyder’s bill would create a new state commission that would regulate medical marijuana. Physicians who earn commission certification would be allowed to prescribe marijuana in liquid or oil form, dissolved in alcohol or in a form applied to the skin. Inhalants would not be allowed. Medical marijuana wholesalers would be subject to a 10% state excise tax.
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The National Football League (NFL) is notoriously tough on the bodies of players who are able to make it into the league. It’s no wonder most of those guys end up searching for ways to improve their physical and mental well-being and manage pain.
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Researchers believe CBD could help prevent and treat COVID-19. The study from the University of Louisville, published this month, looked through a national sample of medical records for patients using the treatment for epilepsy. According to the study, the scientists further studied how the chemical interacted directly with human lung cells, finding that the CBD,…