If you’re looking to relax, party or have great sex, there’s more options than ever before if you want to use cannabis to enhance any of those various experiences. As cannabis brands seek to attract new customers, many companies are taking a different approach to designing and marketing their products. Hoping to appeal to people who have little to no knowledge about the endless varieties of cannabis strains, more products are being formulated to support specific moods or activities.
Going beyond the sativa / indica dichotomy, brands like Canndescent directly addresses how a user wants cannabis to make them feel. Dubbing their prerolled joints with monikers intended to evoke a particular mood or function, such as Calm, Connect or Charge, Canndescent hopes to attract loyal customers who want to bypass the knowledge barrier usually required before entering the cannabis marketplace.
But how do these types of “effects-specific products” work? Some items combine cannabis with other healing herbs to further evoke the intended mood, while other brands rely solely on ratios of cannabinoids. Can a certain blend of cannabinoids and terpenes really boost creativity, support socializing, or motivate a person to get up and feel active? After all, the same type of cannabis can affect people differently, so the only answer is to explore these products and see what works for you.
Specific Effects: Calm, Create, Charge, Connect, Cruise
With five proprietary strains bred specifically to enhance and support different functions, Canndescent allows new users of cannabis to choose the experience they are interested in. Calm is described as an “indica-dominant hybrid that takes you back to an old California OG,” with effects that soothe both body and mind. Charge is a sativa that “electrifies both body and mind,” while Create is a hybrid strain that “transports your mind into abstract thought.”
Specific Effects: Sensuali-Tea, Tranquili-Tea, Sympa-Tea, Positivi-Tea
Using varying ratios of CBD to THC, these teas are a discreet way to use cannabis. Intended to support different moods, these teas are blended with other herbs that also support specific effects. “Positivi-Tea” contains a 2:1 ratio of THC to CBD, with a single tea bag containing 10 milligrams of THC and 5 mg of CBD. While THC is generally known for creating euphoria, CBD is typically relaxing. Blending these cannabinoids in different amounts allows users to find the blend that’s right for them. “Sympa-Tea” is almost entirely CBD, with 20 mg of CBD and only 3 mg of THC. Hoping for a tranquil effect, “Tranquili-Tea” contains 5 mg of CBN and 3 mg of THC. The only tea that contains only THC is “Sensuali-Tea” which delivers 7 mg, intended to increase libido.
Specific Effects: Daytime, Anytime, Nighttime Pax Era Pods
Simplifying the concept of “effects-specific” products even more, Blooms Farms has created blends of oils extracted from varying cannabis strains for use during certain times of day. Daytime is a sativa blend, Anytime is a hybrid blend, and Nighttime is an indica blend. Along with a CBD pod and a Single Origin strain-specific pod, Bloom Farms has made it possible for consumers to choose an oil to vaporize based on when they usually like to use cannabis.
Specific Effects: Deep Sleep, Brain Tonic, Cramp Ease, Inflammation Soother and much more!
Also blending varying ratios of cannabinoids with other herbs, Humboldt Apothecary seeks to provide relief for several common ailments. Brain Tonic aims to “support improved focus and memory,” with a balanced ratio of 1:1 CBD to THC combined with rosemary, gotu kola and ginko. Cramp Ease aids women with difficult menstrual symptoms, combining cannabis with black haw, cramp bark, wild yam, cloves, cinnamon and orange peel. Since CBD has significant results when used to reduce inflammation, Humboldt Apothecary has blended a 3:1 ratio of CBD to THC with Jamaican dogwood, meadowsweet, turmeric, black pepper and white willow bark.
There are a great many cannabis products on the market today intended to create specific effects. If you find one that works for you, please let us know!