Depending on the user the product and the circumstances marijuana can induce introversion or vivacity – wit or paranoia – comfort or unease.
The problem is there’s no real way to know what sensation a given product will induce.
Many US companies label their products with terms like ‘buzz’ and ‘chill’ but none I’m aware of has produced data showing these products work as promised.
The abundance of brands however – encourages users to think of different marijuana products as appropriate for different moods – times of day or desired medical benefits.
The basic marijuana product – the dried and cured buds of the cannabis plan –, is now called flower.
Dispensaries often display it in glass jars for customers to stick their noses in.
Flower comes in three main categories.
Indica – sativa and hybrid.
According to stoner tradition indicas induce a nighttime sedentary effect while sativas offer a peppier daytime buzz.
There is no credible science to back any of this up.
It is a pseudoscience like astrology – valuable to those who choose to place stock in it.
While virtually everything available in dispensaries today is a hybrid of some kind – indica became associated with certain observable characteristics like broader leaves and most importantly its earthy smell.
Sativas meanwhile are generally associated with bright smells like citrus and pine.
(ed: and a couple of warnings for users:)
The smell of hay can indicate the plant was improperly cured or dried she said and is ‘kind of the worst’.
She added that good weed burns with a white ash.
Black ash can indicate pesticide use.