Indica vs Sativa: What are the Differences?

 In Cannabis Education

Pretty much any kind of weed is awesome.

But, when it comes to indica vs sativa which one should you go with?

Today, I’ll show you the difference between indica and sativa when it comes to their high, how they grow and I’ll also dive into what a hybrid strain is.

Plus, a look into the less talked about genus—cannabis ruderalis.

Is There Even a Difference?

When shopping for new buds, everything you see will be labeled indica, sativa or hybrid.

You need to know how you’ll react to each one to make an informed decision.

If you’re looking for a quick answer, cannabis Indica is more of a sedating high, while cannabis sativa is more uplifting/energizing.

Or, so we’re told.

But then you have experts like, Jeffrey Raber P.h.d, that claim the difference between indica and sativa is simply morphology, and that there is no difference in the highs.

Well, which one is it?

Do the fancy names and classifications matter?

Let’s take a look at indica vs sativa vs hybrid to find out.

What Is Indica?

Indica plants are use to growing in much harsher environments than their sativa counterparts.

Having to adapt to the cold and turbulent conditions of the kush mountain regions, indica evolved to be dense, short and stubby.

They also evolved to produce thick THC resin to help protect itself from its environment.

Indicas also naturally have high levels of CBD, making them a favorite of many looking for a pain-killing cannabis strain.

What Is Sativa?

The scraggly cousin of indica, sativa, is different from indica, not only in appearance but also in the effects it has on your body, its THC to CBD ratios and other cannabinoids such as terpenes.

Sativa is often paired with coffee thanks to its naturally uplifting properties.

The plants grow to be tall and lean with leaves that have a thinner face, very much unlike the typical indica marijuana leaf you see plastered all over bongs and grinders at festivals.

The Difference Between Indica vs Sativa

There are two camps when it comes to the differences between indica and sativa: those who boldly claim that all indica and sativa give you a certain high and those starting to test and see if it boils down to more than just the different species of the same genus.

After all, some sativa cannabis can give you the “indica” high, and the same goes vice versa.

But we’ll dive more into this research in just a bit.

For now, let’s take a look at the differences that we know.


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