By now, everyone has heard the stereotypes of indica strains causing calm, relaxing drowsy vibes and sativa strains providing uplifting, more focussed head highs. Or as we like to say, sativa in the streets and indica in the sheets. 😉
We did the research to find out the real difference between indica, sativa and hybrids. The science behind it says the amount of cannabinoids and terpenes in each strain affects each user differently. Research on Cannabis has just begun to gain traction, so it is found much easier to classify strains under the basic sativa dominate, indica dominate and hybrid categories.
Sativa strains almost always provide the user with a uplifting, anxiety riding, productive and focused affect. This strain is best recommended to be used in the day time for these reasons.
Some of the most popular Sativa Strains are Acapulco Gold, Bruce Banner and Strawberry Cough.
Indica strains are best known to create sleepy , relaxed effects and tend to increase your appetite. It is commonly used to help with chronic pain, eating disorders and insomnia. It is best recommended to use this strain during the night due to its drowsy properties.
Popular Indica Strains are Purple Kush, Blueberry and Northern Lights.
Hybrid strain effects are based on whether the strain is more indica dominate or sativa dominate. These strains have their own special impacts. The effects can range from helping ease symptoms of radiation and chemotherapy, to helping rid the feeling of anxiety and stress. The classification of Day/Night time use is also dependent on what strain is more dominate in the hybrid cross.
Popular Hybrid strains include:
- Girl Scout Cookies
- Blue Dream
- Cherry Pie
Finding the effects that work best for you can be tricky. Ask yourself: How do I want to feel when using my Cannabis? If you are looking to be more alert, productive, focused and creative than you should consider a more sativa based strain. If you are in need of rest, relaxation and pain reducing affects, consider going for a more indica heavy strain.