The cannabis market is often compared to that of wine thanks to the impressive depth, complexity, and varietal diversity of both. If you have yet to pair the two, welcome to the concerto of all physiological symphonies. Buzz the palate with a sip of pinot gris, follow with an expansive citrus pull of Tangelo, and relish in the simplistic beauty of the chorus strung by these two cultivated delectations.
For those of you who missed our beer pairing guide here’s a quick refresher on indica, hybrid and sativa.
Indica plants are short, usually under six feet, and have fat deep green leaves. Indicas originate from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and the surrounding areas. The high from a quality indica strain leaves you relaxed and social. The stronger varieties will numb your body and put you to sleep. Great for relaxation, stress relief and couch lock.
Hybrid cannabis strains provide the best of both worlds. Expert breeders select the top sativa and indica strains and combine them into super strains that maintain the best aspects from both parents. Hybrids can be sativa or indica dominant and have the effects to match.
Sativa plants can grow upwards of 25 feet tall but most stay under 12 feet. Light green leaves that are long and thin, the stereotypical marijuana icon. The high from sativa strains are often described as uplifting and energetic. These are great for daytime use and a favorite for medicinal users because of the pain relief properties. Use our simple visual guide to determine which cannabis strain to pair with your favorite bottle of wine. Enjoy!
This article originally appeared on Leafly.com.