Are you considering using marijuana as a form of medication 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 of marijuana 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 recreational but some medical purposes as well is called the Orange Bud marijuana 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.
Sativa 35 %
THC: 16 %
CBD: Less than 1 %
The strain has a higher level of THC (16%) when compared to the level of CBD (.3 %), making it a strain that is good for recreational purposes. Even though the CBD levels in this strain are lower when compared to the THC, the CBD still has some small effects as well. This is a hybrid strain thought to have come from two separate hybrid skunk strains, or other possible strains. This include: Colombian Gold, Acapulco Gold, and Afghani strains, but since the manufacturer of the product (Dutch Passion) has kept this secret, without doing a genetic test, it is hard to know exactly what makes up this strain. Because of the THC levels in this strain, it is thought to be more for recreational purposes, but it has its place for medical uses as well. So what are some good uses for this strain ?
Since this strain is slightly higher in THC as opposed to CBD, it is probably used for more recreational purposes, but the effects that are seen when this strain is used can have their place in medical use for some conditions as well. The orange bud strain is great to use for either mental or physical conditions. These include: depression, anxiety, general mental stress, bipolar, pain, as well as appetite loss. It is thought to not have any positive effect on decreasing seizure frequency when taken, but this may depend on the individual and what they believe their trigger may be. Since mental and emotional stress may be a trigger for many individuals with some conditions mentioned such as depression or anxiety, the level of focus and 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 that come from the levels of THC that it has. The nice thing about this strain though is that the level of relaxation is only mild to moderate, and you’re allowed to carry on with any tasks you may have. This is unlike some higher CBD strains where you may end up in “couch lock” and have to wait until the effects wear off. The main effects that come with the Orange bud strain include an initial feeling of being buzzed, along with a sense of euphoria, happiness, focus, as well as creativity. The one thing you should be aware of when using this strain is that these effects take place very quickly. It also brings with it a burst of energy along with the buzz which is also long-lasting. It has even been reported by some to have lasted throughout the day, With the sense of balance concerning mind and body, along with the focus brought by this strain, you should feel ready to take on any task that may need to be done. Unfortunately just as with anything, this strains has its negative side effects as well. This includes dry mouth, dry eyes, and for anyone who over doses too much it can cause paranoia and headaches, although this is rare. With the positive effects of this strain it is good for many individuals, but there are also some that may want to look at other strains with a lower THC level prior to using this strain. So who benefits the most from using this strain ?
When should it be used ?
Since this strain can bring with it a sense euphoria, happiness, and a precise sense of focus, along with a mild feeling of relaxation, it is thought to be of use best during the daytime. The immediate effects that it has concerning the focus that it brings also make it good for taking in the morning prior to a day when you have many tasks to be done. The mild to moderate sense of relaxation, also makes it good for use after a stressful day when you need to wind down. It is not advised to use this strain though during the late evenings or prior to going to bed since the effects will keep you from falling asleep. Anyone that needs focus on tasks to do, or at a gathering of many people where conversation is key, this strain is great to use for social events.
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 a sense of relaxation from the small amount of CBD that the strain has as well. The amount of THC in this strain is considered mild to moderate when compared to other strains. This makes it a good strain to be used by a beginner, or someone with only a little experience in using different strains. Also, anyone looking for a moderate buzz or level of high, this strain will work due to the effects of the happiness and euphoria that are felt. Although you do get a buzz and high from this strain, it may not be as effective for the experience individual which may require a strain higher in THC in order to experience these effects.
Regardless of your level of experience though, each individual should listen to their body in order to know when your system has had enough. This is true for this strain since negative effects of paranoia and headaches have been reported when consuming too much. Also, as mentioned before, anyone that has tasks to perform and needs a sense of focus while being able to stay relaxed will benefit from this strain as well. Because of different effects that strains have, it makes them good for use at certain times, so when is the best time to use this strain ?
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 citrus flavor and aroma, along with a smell of spice and cinnamon flavors. The smell and flavor is thought to come from an ingredient that is naturally in oranges as well, which probably gives the strain its name. This ingredient may also be what brings with it the effect of relaxation as well. 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, which makes it good for either the beginner or the experienced grower. You have the choice of growing any strain either indoors or outside, but if you choose to grow this strain outdoors, it should be done around early to mid July since the harvest time is in October. In comparison, when this or any strain is grown indoors, it can take place at any time just so the correct steps are taken to provide the correct environment. In order to do this, you’ll need some equipment in order to get the most out of the plants. Also, this strain is resistant to fungus and pests, so you may not be taking as much of a risk growing it outdoors when compared to other strains. For most strains though, unless you have a space where you know that pests can’t get to the strain, it is probably best to grow indoors in order to avoid loosing anything. When growing this strain, you should also be ready to have to prune or maintain the growth since it has been known to reach up to seven feet in height. Just like any strain, the seeds may be hard to find, and depending on the laws in your area, obtaining the seeds may have to be done through other options.One place that is known for having these seeds is pacific seed bank, and its probably because of this that they are popular in western states such as California, New Mexico, and Colorado. If You’re interested in growing your own strains, dispensaries and sellers in these areas may be the best place to look.
The ratios of THC to CBD for the Orange Bud strain of marijuana is higher in THC (16%) than it is in CBD (Less than 1%), but it can be used for both medical and recreational purposes. Medically it helps with things such as depression, anxiety, bipolar, physical pain, and other psychological conditions. The strain also has been shown to have a moderate sense of high or buzz along with euphoria and intense focus. These effects along with relaxation felt are also mild enough for any tasks to be accomplished without any “couch lock” effect as well. For many individuals the intensity of the high or buzz felt may be higher than for others, but it can be used by either the beginner or experienced. The sense of focus make it great to use any time from morning through the afternoon, and is great for anyone that has a long or challenging day ahead. Anyone experienced in using this strain that would to comment can do so below, and if you have any questions feel free to ask