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Understanding the Transition from Indica or Sativa to Indica or Sativa-Leaning Hybrids.

Wondering why our previous Sativa and Indica cannabis strains are now labeled as leaning hybrids? Simply put, the old Sativa and Indica classifications don’t quite cut it anymore. So, here’s the scoop: all of Big Island Grown’s cannabis strains are now considered Sativa and Indica-leaning hybrids. Let’s dig into why this shift has occurred and what it means for your cannabis experience.

The Historical Distinctions:

Back in the day, cannabis was categorized as Sativa or Indica based on physical traits and where they grew. Sativas were thought to thrive in warm climates, while Indicas were believed to prefer colder regions. Newer research has shown that these distinctions don’t accurately reflect the effects of the plants.

Modern Cannabis Cultivation:

Fast forward to today, and the world of cannabis cultivation has evolved. Leaning hybrids combine the traits of both Sativa and Indica, blurring the lines between the two categories.

Genetics and Chemical Composition:

We now know that a strain’s chemical makeup is more influential than its appearance in determining its effects. The levels of cannabinoids like THC and CBD can vary significantly within the same strain. This makes it tricky to attribute specific effects to traditional Sativa or Indica classifications. The same goes for terpenes, the compounds responsible for the unique flavors and aromas of cannabis.

Laboratory Tested Buds:

We third-party test all of our products allowing for in-depth analysis of strain genetics and chemical profiles. And guess what? The majority of strains out there are Sativa and Indica-leaning hybrids. Even strains that were once thought to be pure Sativa or Indica have genetic markers from the opposite side.

Moving Forward:

So, what does all this mean for you? Relying solely on the outdated Sativa and Indica labels to predict a strain’s effects can be misleading. Your experience with cannabis is highly personal, influenced by factors like your body chemistry and tolerance levels. It’s time to embrace the new era of cannabis strains. Rather than fixating on old classifications, we should focus on a strain’s specific chemical profile and terpene composition. By doing so, we can make more informed choices and tailor the cannabis experience to your preferences.

Our previous Sativa and Indica strain classifications are no longer accurate. In 2023, all B.I.G’s cannabis strains are considered Sativa and Indica-leaning hybrids. It’s an exciting time to explore the diverse world of cannabis and discover the perfect strains for you. Remember, your experience is unique, so pay attention to the specific terpenes compositions of each strain you try. This info can be found on the product details. Enjoy the journey! If you have any questions along the way, we’re here to help.

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