In general, Sativa has a higher THC content, which gives it its energizing and stimulating effects. Indica has a higher CBD level, which makes it more relaxing and promotes sleep. Hybrid strains allow you to select the levels of CBD and THC according to your needs. Sativa strains offer a higher high, while Indica strains provide a higher body high.
Hybrid strains provide a combination of the two. Choosing the right one for you depends on what you want to use it for. Some say Indicas are for snacking and getting comfortable, Sativas are for being active and alert, and hybrids are somewhere in between. However, honestly, the most significant similarities between the categories are physical.
That is, Indicas usually grow like other Indicas, and Sativas grow like other Sativas. This is important for growers to know, as they grow the healthiest possible cannabis, but it's not necessarily a predictor of the effects of cannabis. Sativas, on the other hand, are stimulating and cerebral, and improve creativity and productivity. Indicas provide what has been called a “body high”, while sativas provide more of a “mental high”.
Unfortunately, Sativa plants need more time to grow and produce less medicine (flowers) than indica varieties. This is why indica strains have traditionally dominated those available on the black market, where there is no concern for patient needs and the only goal is benefit. Indica strains are lower in THC and higher in CBD, making them especially rich in medicinal benefits. They have a calming, relaxing and sleep-inducing effect and are perfect for use at night.
Whether or not 99% is an Indica and 1% Sativa cannabis plant, it is still considered a hybrid if it is not 100% pure. Now that you know the differences between plant types, it's time to learn more about the reactions and side effects of a variety of Indica, Sativa and hybrid cannabis. Crossing with Cannabis Ruderalis may result in a faster growing hybrid that retains the medicinal and psychoactive properties of the Sativa or Indica strains. Hybrids are special Hybrid marijuana is special, since, unlike Sativa and Indica plants, they are quite difficult to identify.
There isn't always a major difference between indica and hybrid or a distinctive difference between sativa and hybrid. While many may assume that a particular cannabis strain is classified as an indica, sativa, or hybrid based on the presence or absence of a particular cannabinoid, or of a cannabinoid in a given volume, it is actually a terpene that determines this important state of a strain.
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