Buying weed online definitely has its advantages. You don't have to leave your house (or even change out of your pajamas), and you don't have to expend gas driving to a dispensary. The main challenge of buying weed online is that there is no budtender who can personally recommend strains for you. Rather, you will have to peruse an online cannabis menu and make your selections on your own. So, what should you look for in a strain when making your selection?
Indica, Sativa, or Hybrid
First, pay attention to whether the strain is an Indica, Sativa, or Hybrid blend. Indica and Sativa are the two primary types of cannabis. Indica is known for producing a very relaxed, lazy high that will stick you to the couch. Sativa, on the other hand, produces a more energizing and euphoric high. Hybrids tend to have characteristics of both. You may see hybrids that are, for example, 70% Indica and 30% Sativa. You can expect such a strain to make you feel very relaxed, but not as mentally drained as a full Indica.
Do you want to smoke a couple of hits, or do you want to smoke half a joint? If you want to smoke a low-volume of cannabis, you will want to look for a high-THC strain. You can find strains that contain more than 20% THC, such as Gorilla Zkittlez, which contains 24% THC. If you enjoy the action of smoking and would like to be able to smoke more without getting way too stoned, then look for a lower THC strain, such as Pennywise, which contains about 6% THC.
This is more important if you are using cannabis for therapeutic benefits. The CBD it contains can help alleviate pain, inflammation, and fatigue. There are some strains, like Dancehall, that contain more than 15% CBD. If you're not so worried about therapeutic benefits, a strain with just 3% CBD and far more THC may be better — the small amounts of CBD help prevent paranoia that can occur in some people if they smoke strains that contain zero CBD.
Finally, pay attention to how the flavor of the strain is described. Many strains are named for their flavors. For example, Blueberry Kush has a blueberry-like flavor, and Pineapple Express reminds some people of pineapple. You'll enjoy the experience of smoking more if you actually enjoy how the weed tastes.
If you keep these factors in mind when looking to buy weed online, you should have no trouble making a smart selection.