Love Potion #1
Love Potion #1 (which is not to be confused with a strain of similar origins and name, Love Potion #9) is a sativa strain known for its cerebrally intuitive high. As its name may suggest, Love Potion #1 is a true aphrodisiac, and a great therapeutic aid for couples and relationships. This former 2004 High times Cannabis Cup winner is an great general-purpose strain that boasts a moderate 18% THC concentration. Love Potion #1 is sought by users specifically for its arousing, energetic and upbeat effects.
This enticing strain was first bred by the team over at Reeferman Seeds. They combined the legendary G13 with an exotic, geographically specific strain, Santa Marta Colombian Gold. The crossing of these two strains resulted in a flower that is deliciously sweet and skunky. Boasting average of THC contents of 18%, Love Potion #1 is a potent heavy-hitter, but not potent enough to derail any potential plans for the day. This strain is good for all-around usage and is good regardless of the time of day. The high or sensation associated with Love Potion #1 begins in the head, bringing about a feeling of ultimate focus, or alertness which transitions into a mildly soothing body high which is effective enough to relax the muscles. Love Potion #1 is notorious for lowering the inhibitions of users and inducing them into a state of sexual arousal. This strain is perfect for couples looking to de-stress together, connect, or to enhance intimacy. Studies show that certain cannabis strains can help to heighten awareness, and allows partners to connect on a deeper level, making physical intimacy feel better and longer-lasting. Asides from the intimate benefits, Love Potion #1 is also a wonderful general therapeutic aid. Love Potion #1 leaves users energized, happy, creative and both mentally and physically stimulated. This strain is ideal for those seeking something to help with fatigue, stress, anxiety and mild-pain.
Love Potion #1 has a very appealing and unique bud structure. Buds are long and cone shaped and range from small to large in size. The leaves are a lush forest green, with many deep-purple hues throughout, with a moderate amount of orange hairs or pistils. An impressive amount of white trichomes cover the entirety of the plant. The aroma of Love Potion #1 is characterized by an earthy, woody musk and tones of a berry-like sweetness. When broken apart or grinded down, the buds have a pungent skunk-like aroma to them. Love Potion #1 tastes subtly citrusy, sweet and piney.
Once upon a time, cannabis consumption was considered a taboo act, and unacceptable in society. These days, the appeal of marijuana is stronger than ever, and the act of smoking marijuana itself is a very common occurrence – even Barack Obama once admitted to trying the ganja saying “I didn’t inhale it, and never tried it again.” Studies done on cannabis usage in America have shown that 64% of Americans are in support of the legalization of marijuana nationwide. Lucky for us Canadians, the Cannabis culture is widely accepted and even openly celebrated. Our relaxed attitude and values towards weed has embedded cannabis as a norm in Canadian society.
Indica vs Sativa
With thousands of years of history and such a wide abundance of strains available, it is important to know the differences between indica, sativa and even hybrid strains to find out what is most suitable for your own personal needs. Simply put, indica strains and sativa strains differ in their physiological effects and their appearance. Hybrid strains are the result of cross-breeding both an indica strain and a sativa strain together to create a new strain in itself. Because each cannabis strain is so complex and different from one another, it is hard to classify the three phenotypes or variants by their effects alone.
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Sativa cannabis strains are often described as having a creative, invigorating and euphoric high. Generally called the mind or head high that brings the imagination within the brain. The uplifting, Sativa high is more cerebral than the Indica high, which is felt in the entire body. It’s a perfect stimulant for “wake and bake” as it provides a very energetic high with more hallucinogenic effects compared to its counterpart (Indica) that induces a very relaxing feeling. Sativas are generally compared to caffeine as it increases alertness and gives a sudden burst of energy making it better suited for daytime use. Sativa weed has a heavy amount of THC compared to Indicas; generally having a higher CBD content. These marijuana strains help with focus and have been found to enhance lighting and sounds, making visible surroundings more vibrant. This specific cannabis is apart of the Cannabaceae family. Sativas are recommended for early morning consumption or afternoon consumption.