Are you considering using marijuana as a form of medicine and unsure of what you should use ? If this is the case, it can be hard to choose the correct strain that will fit your needs the best. You’re probably asking yourself that question ‘which strain will best serve my needs ?’ Each strain of marijuana has both cannabidiol (CBD), and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which are the main parts of the strain. Each of these have different effects on the individual. From what you hear in the media, it is said that the high CBD marijuana strains assist better with medical conditions than THC. This is not always the case since there have been reports of many positive effects of the THC. There are also some strains high in CBD meant specifically for medical or recreational use. One of these strains which is good for medical and recreational purposes is called the blueberry strain. Here we’ll cover where it comes from, how its used, the effects, and what it can be used for. Ready to learn more ? Let’s get started.
Indica: Dominant (80%)
Sativa Minority (20%)
THC: 24 %
CBD: 2 %
The strain has a higher level of THC (24%) when compared to the level of CBD (2%), making it a strain that is good for recreational purposes, but there are also things it can help with medically as well. Even though the THC levels in this strain are high, the CBD has its effects as well. This is a hybrid strain made from at least two different marijuana strains, making it stronger than a normal strain. This hybrid is thought to be part of what is known as the Afghani strain (indica), and the Thi (sativa) and purple Thai (sativa) strain. It was started by an individual by the name of DJ Short in the 1970s and 80s, who by many is known as the willy wonka of pot. This is because there are quite a few hybrid strain that have originated with him. Even though the THC levels in this strain are high with lower CBD levels, it still has both medical and recreational uses. So what are some good uses for this strain ?
Since this strain is higher in THC as opposed to CBD, it is probably thought to be used more for recreational purposes, but testimony shows it as being medically effective as well. These conditions include: acute or chronic pain relief, physical or mental stress, anxiety, PTSD, and insomnia. The higher amount of THC helps with fatigue, depression, migraines, and the anxiety. Since mental and emotional stress may be a trigger for many individuals with some conditions mentioned such as depression or anxiety, the level of relaxation that this strain brings could explain why it is of such assistance. For the individual with seizures, whether it is actually epileptic and of a chemical imbalance, or what is known as a non epileptic event, the relaxation felt and stress relief could be of assistance for either condition. There are some individuals that suffer from seizures reporting THC strains as helping, but it probably isn’t advised that a strain like this not be used unless you are willing to take that chance. You should first be cleared by your doctor prior to using any strain of marijuana. More research should be done to scientifically show how this exactly works, since these effects are based on testimony of individuals which have experience in using the strain. The levels of THC and CBD in different strains will determine the level of effects that are seen, with the specific strains. So what are some effects that this strain has ?
What effects does it have ?
When using this strain, it is good for its effects that come from both the CBD, although it is low, and the THC that it has. When you first start this strain, you should experience a euphoric and hazy or high type of feeling due to the THC.
The euphoria that is felt can also bring with it an increase in talkativeness during this time, but you should be prepared for the relaxation that will kick in since it has been known to result in “couch lock” where you must wait until the effects wear off before you can function normally. This process is in quick nature, so you may want to make sure you’re close to somewhere where you can sit down when these effects begin. This increase in the level of high felt helps with increasing your level of focus and clearness of mind, along with a balance physically as well. The high that is felt, also lasts longer than many other strains with similar levels of THC. This is followed by a very deep sense of calmness and relaxation, decreasing any negative thoughts or feelings you may have. This could even be what is thought to be a state of sedation where you may even fall into a state of sleep. The level of relaxation felt even makes you feel as if you’re in your own world, without a thought of anything around you. This has these effects on both the experienced and the beginner, but more so on someone just beginning to experiment with marijuana. So who would benefit the most from using this strain ?
Who Should Use the strain ?
As previously mentioned, this strain has a higher level of THC when compared to the CBD, but you still get the CBD effects. This is unlike most other strains that have a similar percentage of THC. Because of the effects of the THC seen in this strain, along with the intense state of relaxation, it is recommended to be used only by those more experienced in using higher THC strains. For anyone just beginning, a weaker strain concerning the THC levels should be used, working your way up to strains of this strength. An individual just beginning could use this strain, but it is advised that a lower volume be used until your body adjusts to it. Regardless of your level of experience, each individual should listen to their body in order to know when your system has had enough. It is especially good for anyone that wants to be in a deep state of relaxation, or anyone that needs assistance with multiple medical conditions including depression, anxiety, and chronic pain.
When should it be used ?
Since this strain can bring with it a sense euphoria, along with it a deep state of relaxation, the is great to use during the evenings or at nighttime. Due to the effects of relaxation, it is best to use when you have nothing to do and could just sit and read a book or watch TV. Whether you want to relax mentally and be able to focus, or physically after a hard day at work, this strain is good to use while at home. Using this or any strain at home is advised if you do not know how it will effect you. Due to some previously mentioned effects, such as the relaxation, using it while alone may be the best option as well. The deep sense of relaxation that this strain has makes it great to use just prior to laying down, especially if you struggle with insomnia. The intensity of the effects that are seen may depend on the individual using the strain, since the individual with more experience may not have as intense of a reaction.
How to use it
There are many forms of CBD and THC which come from the marijuana plant. This includes: smoking, vaping, capsules, and oils. The best way to get the total effect of either the CBD or THC of the plant is to use it in its original form through smoking or vaping. Although the capsules which a sold in oil form may be effective, this is not the same as when smoking or vaping. When using this strain, you should expect to experience a very musky and spicy smell and taste. This also brings with it a smell of blueberries which is where it gets the name Unfortunately each strain comes with some negative effects as well, and with this strain it may include things such as a dry mouth, or dry eyes. Because of this, you probably want to have a source of hydration near, preferably water or an electrolyte substance. Most of the time, you’ll probably purchase the product from a grower, but if you choose to use marijuana in the form of smoking and you know you’ll be using it for a while, you may want to consider growing it yourself since it may be less expensive in the long run.
Raising the strain
For anyone just beginning to grow their own strains of marijuana, this strain is not hard to grow, The best option may be to grow this strain from a clone, but there are companies which are allowed to see the seeds as well. (dutch passion). The strain can also be grown either indoors or outside, but given but since certain factors are involved concerning the atmosphere (70-80 degrees F, Sunny, Moderate humidity), it may be easier to grow indoors. In order to do this, you’ll need some equipment in order to get the most out of the plants. It normally takes around ten weeks to harvest and this takes place in October, so seeds should be planted early August if growing outdoors. If directions are properly followed and you desire to grow it inside though, you should be able to do this at any time. Also, the plant itself has been shown to grow only around 3 1/2 feet in height, making it ideal for indoor growth.
The ratios of THC to CBD for the blueberry strain of marijuana is higher in THC (24%) than it is in CBD (2%), but it can be used for both medical and recreational purposes. Medically it helps with things such as depression, chronic pain, insomnia, migraine headaches, and other conditions. The strain also has a psychotic effect brought on by the THC, and a deep feeling of sedation or relaxation as well from the CBD. For most individuals the intensity of the relaxation felt will require time to reduce these effects, so it should be used only when you have time to spare. Because of this, it is also best suited for the experienced individual. The relaxation makes it good for use during the evenings or at night just prior to bed. This strain is great for anyone that wants to have a relaxing and euphoric feeling, or for anyone with any of the previous medical conditions mentioned. Anyone experienced in using this strain that would like to comment can do so below, and if you have any questions feel free to ask.