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 use. One of these strains which is good for medical purposes is called The Wife. 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: 1 %
CBD: 20 %
The strain has a higher level of CBD (20%) when compared to the level of THC (1%), giving it a 20:1 ratio of CBD to THC This makes it a strain good for numerous medical purposes. Even though the CBD levels in this strain are high, the THC has its effects as well. This is a hybrid strain made from at least two different marijuana strains. Since the growers of this strain (Terrapin Care Breeders) have kept the strain secret, it is not known the exact makeup of this strain concerning these strains. Although this is the case, it is still sold and can be used by the consumer. With a higher level of CBD when compared to THC, this strain is good for medical purposes, but the THC also has its benefits as well. So what are some good uses for this strain ?
Since this strain is 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 Wife strain is great to use for either mental or physical conditions. These include: depression, anxiety, general mental stress, seizures, physical stress such as headaches or inflammation, and any chronic pain you may have. This strain is also good for treating insomnia as well due to the relaxation that it brings with it. Since mental and emotional stress may be a trigger for many individuals with some conditions, 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 that come from the levels of CBD that it has. The THC will also bring with it a cerebral boost and a euphoric type feeling or state. These feelings occur prior to any effects which CBD may have. Since this strain has a lower level of THC, you would think that any psycho activity experienced would only be mild in nature. One specific thing with this strain is that the effects which are seen occur at a faster rate than other strains, but they last long after you are finished using it. When beginning smoking the strain, you should experience a quick euphoric and cerebral uplifting or buzz along with an increase in focus. This should bring with it a calming of the mind and body. These effects will last for a while, only to be followed by a sense of deep relaxation. Relaxation felt will be that of a full body feeling, along with a loosening of the muscles and any tightness you may have. The euphoria and buzz are caused by the THC while the deep sense of relaxation is brought on by the CBD. When the relaxation is felt though, it is not so much that you can’t function, so you are still able to be active. The one thing to consider with this strain is its ability to become active in the system. Effects that are seen with this strain occur at a moderate to fast rate getting into your system, so the inexperienced individual should be close to somewhere to sit down. This may not have as much of an effect on anyone with experience using different strains of marijuana. These effects that are felt are long-lasting as well, so when is the best time to use this strain ?
When should it be used ?
Since this strain can bring with it a sense euphoria and a nice feeling of relaxation, it is good to use during the morning prior to a long or perhaps stressful day. Also, if 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. Due to the deep sense of relaxation that this strain has makes it great to use just prior to laying down as well, especially if you struggle with insomnia. Because of the amount of time these effects can last, it is advised to start using this strain when you know you have extended time available until you know exactly how you will respond to the strain. 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 higher level of CBD when compared to the THC, but you still get a psychoactive experience from the THC that is there. It is probably best for the strain to be used by the experienced smoker, but it can be used by the inexperienced as well. Anyone who is a beginner should only test the strain, being able to know what your exact reactions and limits are. Regardless of your level of experience, each individual should listen to their body in order to know when your body has had enough. The strain is especially good for anyone that wants to be in a deep state of relaxation, or anyone that needs assistance with physical conditions such as general pain, or headaches. It is also good for anyone just needing a high amount of CBD which can also assist in psychological or mental stress as well.
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, it is actually thought that you can experience a better smell and taste through vaping. This should bring with it a flowery or fruity smell and taste. 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. 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, but since the breeders of this strain (Terrapin Care Station Breeder) keep things secrete, you may be required to purchase a clone of the seed. The secrecy may be because the strain is one of the more powerful CBD strains. Although unknown, it is thought that it could be a cross between Trumps & Cherry Wine strains. Since there have never been any known clones or seeds to be purchased by the public, the best choice would be to buy a pod already grown from a dispensary. There are probably multiple dispensaries that may have this strain, but one known if is called Plain Jane Greenhouse. This product is not the actual marijuana strain though since it is less than 1% THC.
The ratios of THC to CBD for The Wife strain of marijuana is higher in CBD (20%) than it is in THC (1%), and may be used more for medical purposes, but it can be used for general relaxation, as well as the light recreational effects that it has. Medically it helps with things such as depression, chronic pain, seizures, and other conditions. The strain has both a psychotic effect brought on by the THC, and a deep feeling of sedation or relaxation as well from the CBD. For many individuals the effects felt will be higher than for others, but it can be used by both those experienced and inexperienced. 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 while still functioning normally, or for anyone needing physical or mental stress relief. Anyone experienced in using this strain that would to comment can do so below.