Cannabis is an herb that has been used medicinally in the Rastafarian culture, and many other traditional cultures throughout the world. Unfortunately, however, American society has long maintained a mostly racist stigma around the use of the plant for any purpose, though that is finally starting to change.
Now that recreational herb use and cultivation has been legalized in Massachusetts, we have a chance to use the power of cannabis much more intentionally. Every strain of cannabis, whether sativa (energy) or indica (relaxed), presents a unique profile that can offer a range of healing benefits. Cannabis has two active drugs, THC (the psychoactive, head high) and CBD (pain relief), and can be consumed in a multitude of ways other than smoking a joint.
Here at I & I, plants are grown hydroponically with a coco medium and mostly organic nutrients. We grow a variety of plants to support our curated yoga classes and other ganja-enhanced experiences. In general, we use sativa's and sativa blends during our power flows to bring energy. 50/50 Hybrid blends are used for balance, and indica's and indica blends are used for restorative yoga and meditation. The goal is to educate participants about the strains being sampled, and why they have been chosen, which could be anything from the emotional or physical effects to the specific terpene profile of a strain.