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 ?’ There are two main parts to the marijuana plant. These are what are known as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). 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 use. One of these strains which is good for medical purposes is called CBD Shark. 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.
THC: 10 %
CBD: 10 %
The strain has a fairly even ratio of THC to CBD, as is mentioned above with each being around ten percent. This percentage can vary though depending on the specific strain and how it’s grown. This hybrid strain comes from a combination of a strain known as Shark Shock, along with another unknown strain that is high in CBD. The strain was genetically made specifically to have a slightly lower amount of THC when compared to the levels of CBD. With a fairly equal balance of THC and CBD as opposed to a higher content of either, this makes the strain good for multiple uses. These include both medical, and recreational uses. Although the levels or percentages are fairly even, the CBD in this strain is probably more effective, but the THC still bring with it certain effects. So what are some good uses for this strain ?
Since this strain is slightly higher in CBD as opposed to THC, it is probably used for more medical purposes due to the many positive effects that it has. The level of CBD in the strain makes it good to use when treating conditions such as depression, anxiety, mental stress, physical stress, PTSD, as well as any chronic pain that one may have. Also, if this strain is taken in high doses, it may assist those suffering from insomnia as well. 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. 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 on relaxation, allowing for a state of being clear-headed and mentally functional. One thing about this strain when compared to others is that it may take quite some time for the effects to kick in, which will allow for more time to enjoy using the strain.
The strain also brings with it a physical high. This may begin with a sensitive touch to the forehead, with a subtle high felt, followed buy an overall relaxation of the body. Due to the lower THC levels, any psychotic effects this strain may have will only be mildly felt, while the effects from the CBD levels are much stronger. These include a sense of overall relaxation as well as an increase in physical sensitivity and euphoria. This brings with it a very strong sense of calming as well. In fact, the effects from the CBD are so strong, that you may experience what is known as couch lock, requiring you to sit down until the effects decrease in intensity. This will probably depend on the level of experience that the individual has in using marijuana.
When should it be used ?
Since this strain can bring with it a sense euphoria and a nice maybe overly intense feeling of relaxation, this makes the strain ideal for using during the evening. This may be good after a long and stressful day at work, or if you just need to relax and clear the mind. You should be sure to use the strain though only when you know you will not have any physical labor to do, since the level of relaxation may require you to sit down for a while until the intensity of the effects begin to decrease. The strain is also good for use at nighttime prior to bed due to the overall relaxation that it brings. 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. So who would benefit best from using this strain ?
Who Should Use the strain ?
As previously mentioned, this strain has a slightly higher level of CBD when compared to the THC. Because of the small effects of the THC seen in this strain, it is good for anyone who is just beginning to experiment with different strains. If you want to use a strain for recreational effects and are just beginning, this strain would be recommended. It is also good for anyone that wants to relax, while being able to still be functional mentally, or anyone that needs assistance with multiple medical conditions including depression, anxiety, and chronic pain. If you’re an experienced individual wanting to use a strain for recreational purposes, this strain would not be recommended due to the small effects that THC has.
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 bold and spicy taste and smell, and you may experience some common side effects such as a dry mouth, as well as dry or watery eyes. 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. Here are some general things to look at if you’re considering trying to grow this strain.
Raising the strain
For anyone just beginning to grow their own strains of marijuana, this strain is not hard to grow, but it may require more upkeep than other strains. The strain can be grown either inside or outside, but the environment needs to be semi humid anywhere from 70-80 degrees farenheight. This may be where growing it indoors could yield better results since you would be able to control the environment more. In order to do this, you’ll need some equipment in order to get the most out of the plants. When growing, the strain has been known to reach up to 6 feet in height, so some maintaince is involved, especially if growing is done indoors. If you’re raising the strain is normally takes about 8 weeks to reach full growth. Since harvest is in October, if grown outdoors, it should be started around August. If the strain is being grown indoors correctly though, it could probably be grown any time of the year.
The ratios of THC to CBD for the CBD Shark strain of marijuana has a fairly even level of CBD (10%) in comparison to THC (10%) making it good for different medical purposes including: depression, chronic pain, seizures, ptsd, and other conditions. The strain is good for any beginner to use, or for the individual that wants a relaxing euphoric feeling without the psychoactive effects that THC has. The nice thing about this is that after any small effects of THC, the CBD allows for relaxation. For many though the intensity of this relaxation may be higher than normal, effecting one’s ability to perform physical tasks at hand. This makes it good for use during the evenings or at night while alone, or at night just prior to bed. This strain is great for any beginner, anyone that wants to have a relaxing and euphoric feeling, while being able to function normally, or for anyone with any of the previous medical conditions mentioned. Any questions or comments can be left below.