Marijuana. Pot. Hashish. Grass. Reefer. Mary Jane. The Cannabis plant goes by many different names – and there are almost as many different strains available, each with their own unique psychoactive effects on the human brain. Curious? This infographic delivers the straight dope.
The main psychoactive part of cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is used for both medicinal purposes and as a recreational drug. There are many different strains of cannabis, all of which are derived from either indica or sativa.
Sativa is known for producing a cerebral high and is popular among daytime users while indica can produce a mild sedative effect and is better suited to nocturnal use.
This infographic from the US medical organisation Mesothelioma Treatment Centers breaks down how popular cannabis strains differ from one another. It includes ‘tasting notes’, psychoactive effects and the type of ailments they are good at treating.