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The Different Types Of Cannabis

On the off chance that you’re pondering about growing your own Maryjane, it’s a smart thought to read up about the various kinds of cannabis. There are 3 different types of cannabis (4 if you include hybrids). They are sativa, indica and ruderalis. The fourth one (hybrids) is a mixture variety.

The Sativa strains in Australia is customarily known to increase focus, is stimulating and motivating in its effect. Indica strains in Australia will deliver a substantially more loosened up sensation, alleviating of muscles and helps with stress.


Indica plants have a very high amount of THC in general, grow shorter than Sativa, close internodes for more density, potent with its effects and a favourite among indoor growers due to its height and compact nature. With the indica strain, Aussies may find themselves couch locked and feeling happy as they sit idle.



Sativa is the tallest growing strain in the marijuana family reaching upwards of 20ft if grown in the right conditions. This strain is known for its creative, mood boosting effects that goes well when your in social settings. With a sativa dominant strain, you will find yourself giggly and cheerful after use. Sativas generally don’t have as much THC as Indica but they may contain a significant amount of CBD to make up for the difference.



Ruderalis plants have exceptionally low percentages of THC or CBD and subsequently are are not the preference for growers unless they cross breed it with the other strains. Hybrid cannabis plants are a blend among sativa, indica and ruderalis. Usually, breeders will cross Ruderalis with the other two strains to make up for the minimal amounts of THC and CBD and terpenes that Ruderalis doesn’t have on its own to create a fast flowering and potent strain.



Other than these three variations of cannabis strains, individuals are constantly cross breeding with the three main strains to create a hybrid that will appeal to the masses depending on individual interest. Some growers may prefer short and compact strains; some are more interested in high yielding varieties, and some may be looking for strains with more medical value which is usually strains high in CBD. On a more technical note, its a good idea to familiarise yourself with canines as each breed (or strain) has its own character and the end user will feel various effects from the characteristics of each breed.

Different varieties are continually being combined to produce a new strain in order to captivate the market and sell more, and there can be numerous assortments of strains of marijuana to trial.

While picking a strain, you should search less for whether it’s sativa, indica, or hybrid, and more on the cannabinoids (THC and CBD) content, just as which terpenes it has.



Terpenes are oils that are created in the cannabis plant, close by cannabinoids like THC and CBD. They make up the whole plant and can exude sweet-smelling traits, sticky buds, potent or weak highs and what gives weed its unique character. Terpenes are not just found in cannabis, its all over in nature, from apples, mangos, and many citrus fruits. There many more plants, blossoms and spices that contain terpenes but lets get back to marijuana. There are many terpenes in cannabis yet eight fundamental ones will stick out. These are myrcene, pinene, humulene, linalool, caryophyllene, terpinolene, limonene and ocimene. Peruse which we will discuss underneath.


This is the most widely recognized terpene found in many cannabis strains, said to instigate a relaxing sensation and decreases stress. Myrcene is good for antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic, analgesic and sedative effects.


This is a terpene that is tracked down all over nature, and what gives a pine woodland that excellent aroma. It’s found in pine needles, basil, rosemary and dill. The impacts of pinene are known to induce alertness and furthermore assist with stress and irritation.


This is one more terpene that is found in a wide assortment of brews and has a woody and hot aroma. It is by and large not considered to be one of the prevailing terpenes in many strains.


This terpene has an extremely sweet-smelling botanical and lovely fragrance and is found in lavender, birch, rosewood, scents and fundamental oils. The impacts of linalool are relaxing, narcotic and can be utilised to help with discomfort. Linalool is one of the less predominant terpenes.


This is found in cinnamon and dark pepper and has a musky, peppery and fiery fragrance. It is the main terpene to impact the cannabinoid receptors, assisting with aggravation and anxiety.


This terpene has a wide range of scents, from citrus, flower and pine etc. It’s found in tea tree, cumin, nutmeg and lilacs.


This delivers a wonderful citrus aroma and is likewise found in lemon and orange skins, peppermint and rosemary. It’s the second most normal terpene found in cannabis.


This terpene is regularly found in mango, mint and basil and has a sweet and natural smell. Ocimene is one more terpene not for the most part found as the predominant terpene in most cannabis strains.


Picking the best marijuana strain for Australia

It’s quite significant that everybody will encounter each strain in an unexpected way, so a sativa strain for Australia, that is for the most part known for invigorating impacts, could in fact cause you to feel loose or the other way around. Everybody responds in an different ways, so invest some energy exploring different avenues regarding which ones work for you, and which effect you are hoping to achieve. Depending on the individual, some strains are superior to other people, so discover which one works for your specific cause.


We have recorded underneath, only a couple of the most well-known and best marijuana strains for Australia.

Aussie Hybrid Cannabis Strains

Blue Dream

Blue dream is a sativa-prevailing strain and one of the most famous cannabis strains, known for its potency. Beginning in California, it’s a blend between indica Blueberry and sativa Haze, with a high THC and low CBD content. It’s an outdoor marijuana strain and incredible for daytime use to calm uneasiness or stress, as it causes the client to feel stimulated, glad and loose, with a preferable taste sometimes compared to blueberry and grape. A very popular West Coast strain being similar to the strains Double Dream and Blue Magoo.

Jack Herer

This strain originates from the Netherlands in the 1990’s and gets its name from the cannabis freedoms extremist and creator, Jack Herer. It’s a 55% sativa-predominant strain, creating natural, sweet, pine and citrus fragrances. It’s a blend between sativa Haze, Northern Lights and Shiva Skunk. This strain is known to bring out inventiveness in users and its effects can last quite a while. This is an incredible strain for cultivators, delivering a decent yield in a quick time(50-70 days).

OG Kush

OG Kush is a well know favorite because of its high THC content. Creating euphoric and psychoactive results, with natural, citrus and pine fragrances. It can likewise cause you to feel relaxed hungry and giggly. The terpenes limonene and linalool found in this strain can help users with stress , sleep deprivation and cerebral pains. This plant loves to be grown in the heat and humidity yet is better developed inside and for more experienced cultivators.

Pineapple Express

Known for its sweet and hearty fragrances, Pineapple Express has fast acting effects that can assist with innovativeness. It leaves an incredible trailing flavor of citrusy pine and is a blend of Hawaiian and Train wreck strains. It’s also a very popular strain because to the 2008 hit film of a similar name.

Girl Scout Cookies

A fair crossover strain, delivering loosened up result ideal for releiving stress, torment and misery and helps users achive a more joyful and quiet state of mind.It has previously won the Cannabis Cup grants a few times with a blend of Durban Poison and OG Kush, this strain has a hint of citrus and pleasant natural woody scents. This plant is best suited for outdoor frowning and is relatively easy to cultivate, perfect for intermediate growers.

Purple Haze

A blend between Purple Thai and Haze, the buds of this strain will generally be purple in color and can bring its users the sensation of elevated mood and a boost in moral and energy as well as relieving stress and tension. The flavors are gritty and sweet with traces of zest and berry. This strain is suited for both indoor and outdoor growing and can be developed well inside with aqua-farming frameworks, as well as outside in Mediterranean influenced environments.

Aussie Sativa Cannabis Strains

Sharp Diesel

Sharp Diesel is a sativa dominant strain with is undeniable strength with high amounts of THC, making an exceptionally potent. This is an incredible strain for those utilizing it for medicinal reasons, being great for pain relief and its long lasting effects.This plant produces very dense buds but is surprisingly light in weight and is best suited to a controlled, clean growing environment due to its because of its vunerability to buildup.

Lemon Haze

This is an extraordinary strain for the individuals who love that smell of fresh lemon. This is a famous Australian sativa strain. It has a recognizable yellow color to its buds and is a great strain for stress relief and has a pleasant lemon citrus flavour to it.


Jamaican Dream

This strain is perfect for those looking for a uplifting yet relaxing effect. Jamaican dream is comprised of 90%

sativa, which means high THC and low CBD. The flavors are inconspicuously sweet, fruity and tropical.


Aussie Indica Cannabis Strains

Aurora Borealis blossoms

This is one of the most well-known unadulterated Australian indica strains, delivering relaxation to the whole body, which can help people having trouble sleeping as well as muscle tension. This strain has a earthy fragrance with a hint of pine and has a light,sweet flavor with zesty hints. It’s a fairly simple plant to develop, so well suited to novices. It loves warm climate, light and great for both indoor and outdoor growing.


This is perhaps the best strain for medicinal use because of its low THC content (around 6% or lower) and its high CBD content, which implies it will not deliver a strong or overwhelming high. This is best used to assist with treating headaches, stress, irritation and muscle fits. It will leave you feeling loose and cheerful without all the psychoactive impacts.

Skywalker OG

A blend of Skywalker and OG Kush, producing a relaxing and very calming sensation and great for unwinding. Its properties can make the user quite drowsy however but has a uplifting high at the same time with nice hearty pine flavors. This strain is best suited for the more experienced grower and is best grown outdoors.

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