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Florida Medical Cannabis Collective: T7|03: Favorite Strains – 05.23.2020

This is a question I seem to be getting more often as time goes on. I’ll be writing a review and mention that the strain is “one of my favorite indicas/sativas” (or something similar), and then some of you will be curious as to what other strains are on that list.

The “list” is ever-changing and has never been manifested in any “physical” form until now. I have tried enough strains that I think it’s time for me to share some of my favorites, with a quick blurb on why I enjoy that strain so much.

Since this is the third installment of the T7 series, I’ll list my Top 3 favorite flower strains in Sativa, Hybrid, and Indica categories. I’ll revisit this list once it’s been significantly changed, which I’m sure will happen as Florida’s medical cannabis industry continues to grow.

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Cannabis Product & Strain: Fluent “Aria” (AK-47) Flower and MUV Guru Flower

Note: I haven’t yet been able to try any products from the following MMTCs: RiSE, One Plant, Harvest, Colombia Care, and The Botanist.

Top 3 Sativa Strains

(In no particular order)

I have always enjoyed the Alaska vape cart, and was even more impressed with it in flower form.

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Alaska is hands down the best strain I have found for treating my depression. Its ability to shift mindset (without inducing paranoia or anxiety) is extremely useful in snapping out of the negative thought patterns that depression and other similar conditions can cause.

Beyond that, the smell and taste of the flower exceeded my expectations – skunky and citrusy, with pine and other terpenes as well. Very well-rounded sativa, and VidaCann grew it well, allowing it to fully mature and cure with patience. This made all the difference in the quality of the effects, and should be the industry standard.

This strain took me by surprise, and I actually passed over it for a few weeks before finally settling on an eighth of it. I was taken aback by the strong candy citrus smell that seemed to be heavy in terpinolene, but what really made me a huge fan of this strain was its effects. This is one of the “happiest”, most peaceful sativa strains I’ve found.

GrowHealthy also grew it to perfection, as you can see in the image above.

I’m a huge Sour Diesel fan: it’s like the espresso of sativa strains, and I love it for the energy and motivation it gives me. Fluent seems to have a really good cut of this strain, and when I got it, it smelt exactly like gasoline when it was ground up. The only issue was that it wasn’t very strong-smelling out of the jar, and I feel that Sour Diesel should be.

If Fluent can consistently maximize the genetics they have, I think they have one of the best cuts of Sour Diesel in Florida.

Top 3 Hybrid Strains

When Trulieve first released this strain’s flower form in early fall 2019, it was the best flower I’d tried up to that point. At a high 27.8% THC coupled with over 3% terpenes, the effects were potent.

I found Paradise Waits to be one of the most powerful, but still relaxing hybrids that I’ve tried. It had a really invigorating cerebral quality to it, but enough warm-body relaxation that anxiety didn’t seem to be an issue.

The smell was really nice and unique as well. I remember there being strong citrus, pine, and an almost creamy hash smell as well. Great strain.

This was another strain that really impressed me after initially trying it on a whim. If you buy it, prepare for strong Lemon Diesel and funky smells, with excellent balanced hybrid effects that seem to slightly lean toward the sativa end of the spectrum.

I campaigned for this strain to be renamed “Lemon I95”, but… we’ll say I’m still waiting to hear back on that one.

In all seriousness, this is one of VidaCann’s best balanced hybrid strains, in my opinion, though it seems to be a more “rare” strain of theirs – at least in flower form. If you like Lemon and/or Gas strains, grab this one if you see it.

This is one of my favorite Strawberry strains in Florida. It smells just like a Strawberry Creme Saver candy to me, and the effects are mellow – great for relaxing and watching TV or playing video games, etc.

The genetics make for a really pretty flower, too. It’s like a more toned-down version of their Guru strain.

Top 3 Indica Strains

This strain is about as close to perfection as I have found in Florida. The smell, the taste, the effects, the way which GrowHealthy grows it – everything is maxed out on this one. This is a very relaxing indica that isn’t too sedating. What keeps me coming back to it is the amazing taste – there’s nothing like it that I’ve found in Florida – yet.

It’s currently my #1 overall strain, a “desert island” type strain that I would be happy with if it were all I could smoke.

Based on what I’m seeing across social media, many other Floridians agree.

2.) MUV: Guru (Full Review Coming Soon!)

This is another popular indica for many people, though I do see a lot more divide in the like/dislike for this strain.

With a pungent and bitter skunky grapefruit citrus aroma, Guru seems to draw the most “controversy” in its smell and taste. I personally love it; it reminds me a lot of Vidacann’s I95 x Lemon G13 from earlier in this list – but with grapefruit instead of lemon.

The effects remind me a lot of Wookie Girl, sealing Guru’s position on this list. I do find Guru to be more sedating than Wookie Girl, and tend to end up falling asleep if I smoke too much of it.

Triangle Kush is a classic Florida strain, and I really enjoyed MUV’s version of it. This was one of my favorite Skunk-type strains, with a taste and aroma that kept me coming back for more.

I seem to prefer the “relaxing but not too sedating” indicas the best – in part because if I smoke enough of almost any “indica” strain, I will feel sleepy. I enjoy having something I can relax with, but still remain functional. Triangle Kush is a perfect example of one of those strains.

It looks like some other brands are coming out with their versions of Triangle Kush, so I’ll definitely be trying those when they become available in my area. We’ll see if they’re able to replace this version on the next list – or maybe an entirely different strain will.

Closing Thoughts

I’ve tried a lot of strains in my almost 2 years as a medical cannabis patient in Florida. A lot of them are noteworthy, and could easily have been on this list as well if I had chosen to make it longer – it was tough narrowing it down too these 9 strains.

As I try more MMTCs, products, and strains, I expect this list to change every few months. I’ll be sure to create future installments of it, so be sure to subscribe to this website’s email list to stay tuned to the latest updates coming from the Collective.

I hope this answers some of your questions about my favorite strains, and hope it made for an interesting read.

What are some of your favorite strains in Florida? Drop a comment below and let us know!

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This is a question I seem to be getting more often as time goes on. I'll be writing a review and mention that the strain is "one of my favorite indicas/sativas" (or something similar), and then some of you will be curious as to what other strains are on that list. The "list" is ever-changing…

Top 3 Florida Medical Marijuana Strains to use for Anxiety

HumanS feel anxious from time to time and anxiety is a normal part of our life. It can be difficult to manage when anxiety becomes overwhelming. Antidepressants and different therapy can be useful in some instances but do not respond well to these controversial treatments. Medical marijuana is one of the effective natural treatments for anxiety. People having anxiety should consider choosing marijuana carefully based on THC and CBD contents. Lower doses of cannabis can reduce your stress and higher can increase anxiety. It is important for you to start with a low dose to avoid symptoms.

The use of medical marijuana for treatment of anxiety is a controversial topic as marijuana can cause distress or paranoia if taken in large doses in short time. But when you use it responsibly there is a chance for it to treat variety of condition which also includes anxiety. A study conducted recently concluded that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) at lower dose helps in preventing anxiety but results are opposite when taken in higher doses. Psychoactive cannabidiol (CBD) can help in preventing anxiety no matter the amount or number of doses.

The Top 3 Strains of Medical Marijuana to use for Anxiety

Choosing a correct strain of medical marijuana can help you to control your anxiety. It is recommended to choose a strain of medical marijuana with adequate level of CBD in order to control anxiety. While picking up a strain make sure to pick one that has higher or balanced level of CBD with THC. If you need a THC dominant strain then you may want to consider smoking them in low doses first.

Here are the top 3 strains that can be used for anxiety treatment:

White Buffalo

White Buffalo strain gives you an energy boost which you tackle anxiety. White Buffalo is a powerful marijuana strain which can be also used to treat pain, aches, swelling and redness associated with inflammation. White Buffalo is a THC rich content, so it is always good to have in low doses. White Buffalo is a cross of Indica dominant hybrid and sativa strain which is known for its tough structure. White Buffalo has darker color scheme compared to other strains. You can also expect it to be blue/ purple hue with orange pistils.

White Buffalo should be handled very carefully, there is no playing around with it. As it is THC rich strain, it can quickly hit you with euphoric cerebral high which can elevate your mood. It boosts your energy at first but eventually helps you to calm down and relax. White Buffalo can be used for treatment of depression, improving your self-confidence, mood. Anti-stress property of White Buffalo can be a good option for patients suffering from anxiety. Patients having anxiety disorders can use White Buffalo strain to help them. It is certainly helpful to give you a lift if you are struggling with anxiety. It can be a good option as a painkiller due to its high potency. In order to get this strain of medical cannabis in Florida, you must see and get certified by a licensed marijuana doctor in Florida.

Possible side effects of White Buffalo Strain:

White Buffalo can make you experience dizziness, headache or elevated anxiety level if consumed in a higher dose. It can also cause dehydration which can result in headache. It is recommended to keep a bottle of water beside and drink while you use White Buffalo strain.

Gorilla Grapes

Gorilla Grapes is a cross of Vino OG and Gorilla Original Glue also a THC dominant hybrid with sweet grape flavor and diesel undertones. They are generally olive colored with red and deep purple hues covered with a sticky layer of white trichomes. It has super potent of THC level averaging 24-30%. With its high powers of cerebral effects, it can get you in state of foggy euphoria. Gorilla Grapes is often used to treat chronic pains, cramps, migraines, nausea and chronic stress issued by most Tampa marijuana doctors in your area.

Gorilla Grapes is a quite powerful strain composed of Indica which is commonly known as relaxing agent. Gorilla Grapes, when taken in right dose can help to reduce stress, pain and anxiety. Buds tend to turn off your thinking in a way making you not to worry about anything other than having a good time. Gorilla Grapes provides an instant euphoric effect making you feel comfortable and anxiety free. Gorilla Grapes strain produce a long-lasting effect which benefits patients with anxiety for several hours before they require another dose.

Possible side effects of Gorilla Grapes:

As Gorilla Grapes are THC dominant strain, it can make your body high, relaxing and sleepy. Some people have reported that Gorilla Grapes can cause sleep disorders, insomnia, headache and anxiety when taken in high dose. It is recommended to consume Gorilla Grapes in low doses to fight with anxiety.

Gorilla Grapes can help patients who need an Indica strain to fall asleep at night. The best way to use Gorilla Grape is before bedtime so that Indica portion of the effects get enough time to come through.

Paradise Waits

Paradise Waits is another THC dominant strain of marijuana formed by crossing Harlequin and Scarlet Fire. They are earth green to amber gold with purple hues in them. Paradise Waits clocks at a whooping 29.2% of THC level making it one of the powerful strains. It flavors like a mixture of citrus and hash create something that’s both sweet and sour. Many people describe taste as a floral with hint of cream and diesel, an ideal choice after dinner. It brings sensation of total relaxation instantly.

Paradise Waits strains is commonly used by people suffering from depression, insomnia, pain, traumatic stress and anxiety. Typical effects of Paradise Waits include being social, relaxed, euphoric, happy and sedated. It is a sativa dominant hybrid that works well for both anxiety and depression, also giving you a total relaxation, which can make you feel sleepy right after use.

Potential effects of Paradise Waits

Paradise Wait, yet another THC dominant strains which can cause minor visual and auditory hallucination which can lead to feeling of physical heaviness. It can also get you headache, color enhancements in visual field. Consider smoking Paradise Wait in small dose, as many people end up sleeping within few hours of smoking Paradise Waits.

The strain for you to choose completely depends on what affects you desire. Marijuana has a range of medical uses but some of the strains are only good for certain condition. It’s worth researching the effects of strain as they can list dry mouth, eyes and dizziness. So, it is better to pick a strain based on the symptoms that you want to treat. Related Article Here.

Top 3 Florida Medical Marijuana Strains to use for Anxiety. White Buffalo Strain, Gorilla Grapes, Paradise Waits and others. Continue reading.