Decoding Chemovars: Revolutionising Cannabis Classification Beyond Strains

Decoding Chemovars: Revolutionising Cannabis Classification Beyond Strains

Cannabis Unveiled: Decoding Chemovars Over Strains

As we ride the wave of the green evolution,The discussions we are having are changing; Gone are the days when we would simply say a strain is Indica, Sativa or Hybrid. As we steer away from the word strains we need talking about chemovars a more accurate name that mirrors the intricate essence of cannabis.

We have type I, type II and type III chemovars. So lets get to it and unravel what that actually means.

Going fro Strain. To Chemovar

We need to forget what you knew about ‘strains’ and get to the heart of what makes each cannabis experience. With cannabis becoming more mainstream and with the internet at our finger tips it is becoming easier to learn about the world of botany and take a more scientific approach. It's all about the unique chemical makeup of a cannabis plant – the cannabinoids, the terpenes, the whole shebang. It's not just about using different words; it's about the unique character of every cannabis session.

Type I: (High THC Chemovars)

The heavy hitters, the Type I chemovars, brimming with THC.

These are your go-to for your heavy high intoxicating experience as the high THC levels give you the feeling of happiness and well-being, making it a popular choice for recreational use. This type is also great for pain relief and as a sleep aid.


Type II: THC/CBD Combined

Type II chemovars are the perfect harmony of THC and CBD. Ideal for those seeking equilibrium, they offer a touch of euphoria without tipping the scales.

Popular for their ability to ease life's tensions while keeping your feet on the ground.


Type III: High CBD Chemovars

Low in THC and high in CBD, Type III chemovars are the gentle giants of the cannabis world.

They're the silent heroes for those seeking solace from ailments without the psychoactive effects.

Gaining acclaim in the medical community, these chemovars are ideal for all day use for relief and tranquility.


So in conclusion change in lingo from strains to chemovars helps break the stigma with a more scientific and mature approach to cannabis consumption. With a nod to the plant's complexity and a guide to more personalised cannabis experience. Whether you use cannabis for medicinal, therapeutic or recreational use, this shift in terminology will help you get a deeper and more informed relationship with cannabis.

Here are the pros and cons of using the word strain:


  • Familiarity: The term 'strain' is ingrained in cannabis culture and widely recognised
  • Simplicity: It provides a straightforward way for consumers to discuss and explore cannabis varieties.
  • Tradition: 'Strain' carries a historical significance and connection to the roots of cannabis culture.


  • Inaccuracy: The term is scientifically inaccurate for plants and better suited for bacteria and viruses.
  • Oversimplification: It may oversimplify the complex nature of cannabis, potentially misleading about the expected effects.
  • Limiting: Relying solely on 'strain' names can limit understanding and exploration of the plant's diverse properties.
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