Choosing the Perfect Seeds

Choosing the Perfect Seeds

If you want to grow the right strain of cannabis then choosing the perfect seeds is the where it all begins.  Cannabis seeds are right up there with roses when it comes popularity and selective breeding of the plants.  There are thousands of different strains of seeds available and it makes cannabis one of the most interesting plants to try and cultivate.  The perfect cannabis seed will depend on a number of different factors and of course your own personal taste, here are some of the things you want to look for when searching for the perfect cannabis seed.

THC Content

THC stands for “tetrahydrocannabinol” and this is the compound that gives users the “high” they are looking for.  You won’t find THC in the seeds themselves but rather in the full grown cannabis plant.  Most seeds will have the THC content listed and this means a full grown plant should contain that level of the compound.  When it comes to THC recreational cannabis users they want seeds with higher THC content, medicinal users aren’t as concerned and many prefer a lower THC content.

The Yield

The yield is how much cannabis you can get from the seed, this metric is calculated in grams and it is based on the average yield of the plants from the breeder. You want a seed that gives you a decent yield to make growing it worth your while.

The Strain

The strain is probably the most important factor when it comes to choosing the right cannabis seeds.  The yield and THC levels may be comparable across a bunch of different strains but strain is all about the effect.  There are strains that have won awards for their quality, yes even growing cannabis has an award system.  Feminized seeds are popular at the moment, but first you want to understand what you want the cannabis to do for you.  Are you looking to relieve pain or anxiety, or for a more recreational use?  Different strains are better suited for different things.  Here is a look at different strains and what they do.

With legalization in so many states getting good cannabis seeds isn’t the problem that it used to be.  If you are lucky enough to live in a state with either medical or recreational use then chances are good that you can get good seeds from a local dispensary.  Today you can even get seeds online that are discreetly delivered to your door.

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More Popular Uses for CBD Oil

CBD or cannabidiol is becoming hugely popular in health and wellness as a natural remedy that is used to treat several common health issues.  CBD is just one of the compounds found in the cannabis plant but it isn’t psychoactive like THC.  Users can gain the benefits of cannabis without the “high” they don’t want.  There is plenty of anecdotal and scientific evidence that show CBD is helpful in treating conditions like anxiety or chronic pain, with few or no side effects.  Let’s look at some of the more popular uses for CBD oil.

Pain Relief

The most popular use of CBD oil is to treat chronic pain and here is how that works.  Your body has an endocannabinoid system that helps to regulate bodily functions including sleep, pain and immune responses.  Your body produces endocannabinoids that bind to the receptors in your nervous system.  CBD oil impacts the receptors and helps to reduce inflammation.  CBD can help with conditions like MS and sciatica in reducing the patient’s pain.

Treating Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and depression affect millions of Americans and it is usually treated with prescription drugs that come with a number of side effects.  Some medications like benzodiazepines that are used to treat anxiety can be highly addictive.  CBD has been safely used to treat anxiety along with insomnia and it acts on the brain’s receptors for serotonin.  Serotonin helps regulate your moods and social behavior.

Treating Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and depression affect millions of Americans and it is usually treated with prescription drugs that come with a number of side effects.  Some medications like benzodiazepines that are used to treat anxiety can be highly addictive.  CBD has been safely used to treat anxiety along with insomnia and it acts on the brain’s receptors for serotonin.  Serotonin helps regulate your moods and social behavior.

Side Effects

For the vast majority of people they can easily tolerate CBD oil, however some people do experience some adverse side effects.  These can include anxiety, nausea, vomiting, change in appetite and drowsiness.  Always speak with your doctor or pharmacists before taking CBD especially if you are on other medications.  CBD has shown great potential to treat plenty of serious illnesses without the serious side effects of prescription medication.  There is still much to learn about CBD and it’s potential for treating a whole host of conditions safely, effectively and cost effectively.