When browsing cannabis dispensaries, you may notice many strains broken up into three categories: sativa, indica, and hybrids. Although it’s a personal choice between these types of cannabis – as all of them provide us with various effects – it’s best to learn more about each type in order to choose a strain that will allow you to enjoy the desired effects.
Here are some basics about sativas, indicas, and hybrids to get you on the right path.
First of all, these three types of cannabis differ in appearance. Sativas are taller with thinner branches and leaves. Growing very tall and thin, sativas can reach even over 25 feet in height, making them perfectly suitable for outdoor growing.
If you’re wondering what effects to expect from using a sativa strain, cerebral and uplifting mood are the most popular among marijuana users. Additionally, this type of marijuana strain may induce laughter, social activities and in-depth conversations. Sativas tend to stir people’s creativity, so if you’re in need of a sudden burst of inspiration, this is where you should look for.
For medical marijuana patients, sativas prove successful in relieving such conditions as depression, mood disorders, ADD or fatigue.
To wrap it up, when shopping for the perfect morning or daytime strain, you should go with sativas, as this type of weed will allow you to enjoy your daily activities with clear head and a fair dose of energy.
Contrary to sativas, cannabis indica plants usually grow short, wide and bushy, which makes them ideal for indoor cultivation.
As for the effects you may experience after consuming an indica strain, this type usually induces a very pleasing, full-body relaxation. You may also feel a strong “couch-lock”, so it’s best to use this type of pot after a long day at work to help you unwind and fall asleep easier. Indicas tend to be sedating, so if you feel like spending all day on the couch watching TV shows or surfing on the Internet, this marijuana variety is ideal for these types of activities.
Medical marijuana patients who suffer from such conditions as insomnia, muscle spasms, pain, anxiety or sleep apnea find indica strains exceptionally helpful.
This is probably one of the most interesting types of marijuana, as there is an insanely wide range of cannabis strains that fall in between the sativa-indica spectrum. Depending on the features they’ve inherited from their ancestor strains, we distinguish three basic types of marijuana hybrids:
Sativa-dominant hybrids provide the user with effects similar to those induced by a typical sativa strain. People using sativa-dominant hybrids may experience a relaxing body effect and cerebral mood. Additionally, this type of weed allows you to enjoy both physical and mental relief.
Even Hybrids (50%sativa/50%indica) are best if you’re looking for an evenly balanced high for both your body and head.
Indica-dominant hybrids are recommended for an evening or nighttime use, as these
strains provide a very calming head high with a full-body relaxation that will put you to sleep with ease. These strains are most popular among patients who suffer from depression, insomnia, or some kind of autoimmune disease.
Now that you know the difference between sativa, indica, and hybrid, you can feel free to check out our online dispensary and find the best strain that suits your needs! We have many types of sativas, indicas and hybrids, all of which are available with a precise description of the effects, aromas, flavors and medical conditions they may treat. Go ahead and have fun finding your next favorite marijuana strain!