An introduction to two major cannabis types Sativa vs Indica cannabis strains. Dispensary workers love to educate people about the difference between Sativa and cannabis medical marijuana. Cannabis is modified to be used as a medical drug and apart from these two strains, there is another one called hybrid. You may have heard of the terms cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which are the two compounds contained in cannabis.
How can you tell the difference between Sativa and Indica strains?
The two marijuana species have very distinct botanical differences. Indica strain has wide, shorter leaves and also have short blades while Sativa has long leaves with thin long blades. Indica strains have bulky, wide, and dense buds while Sativa strains are long, sausage-shaped flowers. Indica strains contain CBD and Sativa contains THC compounds. THC is a psychoactive component that when taken, produces high feelings while CBD is a similar component that enhances your mood but will not make you high.
What is Sativa?
One should note that not all Sativa marijuana will energize you. Consumers notice a tendency for Sativa to produce head-high and stimulating effects. Sativa strains are said to help mitigate stress or anxiety. Also, consumer says it sharpen their focus and boost motivation.
Effects of Sativa Strains
The effects associated with Sativa include being overjoyed, uplifting, feeling happy and energetic. They are thought to be a daytime strain for feeling productive, creative, focused, and getting tasks done.
What is Indica?
Many consumers associate Indica strains with full-body effects even if not all Indica strains will put you on the sofa. The effect in the body includes a prickly face and heavy limbs. Indica is also said to help aid relaxation and restrict insomnia.
Effects of Indica Strains
Some of the common effects reported by consumers include feeling sleepy, feeling relaxed, feeling joyful. Indica strains are known as nighttime strains used for relaxing and calming down the body.
Notable Side Effects and Risks of Sativa and Indica Cannabis.
Below are some major side effects of Sativa Vs. Indica cannabis strains that the consumers reported after use.
- Decrease blood pressure
- Dry eyes
- Dry mouth
- Increase heart rate
Other possible effects of cannabis.
Sativa Strain: Daytime use. Known to stimulate, boost energy, eases depression, and increase focus.
Indica Strain: Night use. Known for relaxing, acting as a sedative, relieving pain, and stimulating appetite.
To conclude Sativa Vs. Indica cannabis strains have different botanical properties. Cannabis sativa and Cannabis Indica are two species of marijuana and this means they do share many similar characteristics and distinct differences. Also, the consumer should note how each strain reacts when consumed in the body to prevent taking them at the wrong time as it may have great risk when consumed in larger quantities and at the wrong time. Note that there are both positive and negative of each strain as explained above.