Seed & Strain is brought to you by a hardworking, salt-of-the-earth bunch — a reflection of the communities we serve. We believe that cannabis holds the extraordinary power to heal, and we proudly propagate that belief by sharing our bounty of flower with you.
If you have questions, we’re here to help. Some our more frequently asked questions:
What are some of the health benefits of cannabis?
There is clear evidence that indica predominant, sativa predominant and balanced hybrid strains cannabis strains can help people with insomnia get relaxing and refreshing slumber. A good night’s sleep is a hallmark to wellness principles, everyone can deal with physical and emotional challenges, pain and frustration much better if they are sleeping well.
Part of the entourage effect mentioned above is due to a class of plant chemicals known as terpenes. In cannabis the 5 major terpenes are what gives a strain of cannabis plants its scent that makes it unique and recognizable. A unique aromatic profile will accompany each terpene. Scents such as musky, citrus, spicy, earthy and others can be attributed to these terpenes, but many terpenes help improve absorption of THC & CBD and provide an array of unique health benefits that include acting as anti-inflammatory agents, and having muscle relaxant and pain relief effects, among many other reported effects.
What is a hybrid strain?
Not unlike vineyard grapes, Roma tomatoes or Florida oranges, cultivators mix plant genetics to create strains of cannabis that have the most valued properties, but instead of providing the best taste, the goal here is the best health effects. Depending on their desired effect, people may benefit most from products that include a full spectrum of cannabinoid that one sees in a hybrid, more than a more limited number. That is known as the entourage effect.
Are hybrids GMO?
A hybrid cannabis product has not been “genetically modified” or GMO. Creating these hybrids is just a natural “breeding” phenomenon. For example, Animal Mints result from a 3-way cross between Animal Cookies, Girl Scout Cookies, and Blue Power. Chocolope is a sativa strain made by crossing the popular strains Cannalope Haze with Chocolate Thai for a blend that gives a popular focused calm.
What is the value of Sativa-dominant hybrids (i.e., Chocolope, Gorilla cookies)?
These tend to result in relaxation but with an invigorating feel, resulting in mood improvement and energy. These provide excellent mood stabilization for daytime use, and in addition may produce an anti-inflammatory response due to antioxidant properties. In general, sativa blends and balanced hybrids are better for produce calm and focused energy than Indica predominant strains.
What is the value of Indica-dominant strains?
Indica strains tend to be more relaxing, but also a bit sedating. Indica predominant hybrids tend to have a higher TCH content which is good for pain and muscle spasms.
What is the value of Balanced Hybrids (i.e., Animal Mints, or Cookies and Cream F3)?
These strains have been created to be the best of both sativa and indica predominant strains. They are balanced in that they are not too sedating nor too activating. Many people find that they are less socially anxious, yet feel totally focused, with balanced hybrids.
Why should I use flower vs. other formats of cannabis?
Flower is the most popular form of cannabis in the marketplace. However, whether you choose flower or another format is based on personal preference. Customers have reported that they have used cannabis to treat the following: pain, anxiety, nausea, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, inflammation and muscle spasms. In addition, our customers have enjoyed cannabis recreationally.
What strains go into Seed & Strain?
The strains may differ by state as tastes can differ by region and we aim to provide each local customer base with the strains they like the best. An example of some of the strains we use for Seed & Strain include: Animal Mints, Chocolope, Cookies and Cream F3, Gorilla Cookies, and we’re always thinking of more to add! We are also open to hearing what you would like to see your local team grow. As with all of our products, with great care and craft we hand select the best strains to provide optimal benefit for all — mind and body.
How long does it take to grow your strains?
On average, it takes 15 to 21 weeks to grow the strains. Trimming and curing then adds another 4 weeks. We take great care to harvest our strains so that they have the optimal amount of time to develop the terpenes and trichomes that give our customers the experience they seek.
What are Terpenes?
Terpenes are a type of organic aromatic hydrocarbon (chemicals that are composed of carbon and hydrogen) that provides the cannabis plant with its flavor profile. Cannabinoids themselves are odorless, and the presence of terpenes is what gives the cannabis plant its scent that makes it unique from other strains. Plants produce terpenes to prevent predation by insects and animals and can also be used to lure pollinators to the plant. The development of terpenes can be influenced by a variety of factors such as the amount or intensity of sunlight, soil quality, average temperature, moisture/humidity, and the maturity of the plant when harvested.
Top 5 Terpenes Found in Cannabis:
Foods that contain Beta-Caryophyllene: Black pepper, rosemary, oregano, cloves
Strains: Triple Chocolate Chip
Foods that contain Linalool: Bergamot, Coriander, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Geranium
Strains: Cookie & Cream F3, Star Kush
Foods that contain Limonene: Oranges, Grapefruit, Lemon/Lime and other citrus fruits
Strains: Sherb Face, Snowball S1, Star Kush, The Don Mega
Scent: Earthy, Sweet
Foods that contain Myrcene: Mango, Hops, Lemongrass, Thyme
Strains: Brandywine, D95, French Toast, Mac and Cheese, Palpatine, Star 91
Foods that contain Alpha-Pinene: Basil, Parsley, Dill, Pine Nuts. Can also be found in pine needles that can be seeped in hot water and consumed as tea.
Strains: Deadhead OG
Is cannabis legal in my state?
Cannabis legalization is an ongoing process and it seems the news changes every day!
Cannabis is currently legal for recreational use in the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, DC, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Nevada, Vermont, and Washington.
Cannabis is currently legal for medical use only in the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Virginia, and West Virginia.
For the most updated list of states: