The Different Types of Cannabis Flower

The most standard category classification of cannabis strains is hybrid, sativa, and indica. Each of these standard strains has its reputation of unique characteristics and effects that stem from the plant genetics and cannabinoids involved.

Sativa Cannabis

Cannabis sativa plants are tall with narrow leaves, with genetics that sometimes tend to produce higher levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), depending on the specific plant genetics. Sativa strains are often notorious for their uplifting and energizing effects, especially compared to other classifications.

Indica Cannabis

Alternatively, indica cannabis plants are known to grow into broad and bushy plants with stout, dark green leaves. Indica strains are known for inducing strong effects of relaxation and sedation. Depending on the genetics, some indica strains even hold higher levels of CBD (cannabidiol) compared to THC, which contributes to their more calming effects.

Hybrid Cannabis

This type of cannabis is a combination of both sativa and indica plant genetics, offering a wider range of effects and characteristics. The specific profile of all hybrid strains greatly depends on the dominant genetics, cannabinoids, and terpenes that make up the strain. Some hybrid strains may have more relaxing and peaceful effects, while other hybrids may leave you feeling a buzzing energized high.

Although there can be some clear distinctions between sativa, indica, and hybrid cannabis strains – it’s important to note that each cultivar is also influenced by the ratio of cannabinoids, terpenes, and chemical compounds that compose the plant.

Step into our Haverhill dispensary and you’ll find potent flower selections from brands like Bountiful Farms, Happy Valley, and HighMark Provisions.

Our Lowell dispensary has customer favorites like Nature’s Heritage, Bask, and Root & Bloom.

Yet, no matter what dispensary location is near you, you’re sure to find the best strain to fit your desired cannabis experience.

How You Smoke Cannabis Flower

Whether it is for medical or recreational use, flower is consumed in various common ways.

Smoking flower can mean smoking in a pipe, joint, blunt, bowl, or bong. The onset of effects is quick when smoking cannabis, it involves combusting the dried up flower before taking a deep inhale. Then, it is absorbed through the lungs and bloodstream.

  • Crush or grind up the bud into small bits before sprinkling it into your glass bowl piece or onto paper to roll up into a joint.
  • Dry herbal vaporizers can also be used for smoking flower – it involves heating the flower to a high temperature without combusting, to minimize the health risks of smoking without compromising the integrity of the flower.
  • Add some fun to your next smoke sesh with colorful rolling papers! Some brands promote local artists with unique papers and cones.

What Does Cannabis Flower Contain?

Cannabis is made up of thousands of different chemical and plant compounds – many of which scientists haven’t fully understood or discovered yet. However, with the compounds that we do know make up flower, it’s crucial to understand how each can benefit and affect your high, to get the most out of your cannabis experience.


These are aromatic compounds found in most plants in general. When it comes to cannabis flower, terpenes play a significant role in contributing to the overall taste and aroma of different strains. Not only does it provide a unique aromatic flavor profile to flower, but terpenes contribute to the effects you experience when smoking a specific strain.

THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)

The most well-known cannabinoid today, THC is directly responsible for the psychoactive high effect felt from smoking flower.

CBD (Cannabidiol):

As a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, CBD still has become widely popular in today’s recreational dispensary shelves for its numerous wellness benefits. The way CBD interacts with our endocannabinoid system gives relief to pain, anxiety, and even anti-inflammatory properties in our bodies.

CBN (Cannabinol)

CBN is a cannabinoid present in most cannabis cultivars, although the content increases the longer the flower has aged or degraded. Its effects give a more mild and sedative effect than other cannabinoids and is usually promoted to help with sleep.

CBG (Cannabigerol)

As a minor alternative cannabinoid, new research suggests that CBG can provide similar therapeutic properties as its partner cannabinoid CBD – including antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects.

These cannabinoids and known terpenes barely scratch the surface to all of what cannabis encompasses. However, they are the most studied and frequent cannabinoids you’ll find in cannabis products from our dispensary at Full Harvest Moonz.

How To Choose Quality Cannabis Flower

One glance around our Massachusetts recreational dispensary and you’ll find an unlimited supply of the best quality flower in the state! The options for choosing the best cannabis strain for you can feel overwhelming.

When finding the right strain for you, consider the following: the desired high and effects you’re looking for.

  • Aroma: Do you prefer flower with a sweet or citrusy smell? Or a more earthy, musky, or skunky aroma profile?
  • Flavor: When it comes to the taste, do you want a smoke that is sweet like a nostalgic dessert treat, or a flavor that has a zesty pepper spice?
  • Experience: What is the desired high experience you’re looking for? What specific effects or points of relief are you seeking through your cannabis experience?

When visiting either our Haverhill or Lowell locations, our friendly dispensary team is here to help guide you through the process of shopping through our flower options.

Buy Cannabis Flower at Our Dispensaries in Haverhill and Lowell

You can shop Full Harvest Moonz's wide selection of flower online or directly at our Haverhill and Lowell dispensary locations.


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