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Sativa vs Indica: The Differences

Sativa vs Indica: The Differences

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Although appearing visually the same, like the wines of the world, cannabis plants are a wide arsenal of diverse and specific flavours. We call these flavours strains.  Much like wine has two types, red and white, cannabis is also divided into Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Sativa. Cross-breeding of these two species has produced many strains named Hybrids.The most common method to determine which is which is through the science of observation.

The most common method to determine which is which is through the science of observation.

Indica plants are shorter, stubby, dense with wider leaves. Sativa plants are longer and leaner and more loosely branched.

Besides appearance, the two species can be distinguished based on their effects after consumption.

Indica Sativa
Relaxing Uplifting
Body Buzz Cerebral
Couch Binding Hallucinahenic
Sleep Inducing Mind Focusing
Recommend for night use Recommend for day use

Sativa can be compared to a strong cup of coffee, while Indica, with a sleeping pill. Perfect for users who suffer from insomnia or lack of appetite, Indica can be counted on to provide help for both conditions.

Hybrids are made by breeding Indica with Sativa. These days, hybrids are being bred with other hybrids. It is recommended to obtain professional advice when choosing the right hybrid for you.

A better understanding of the differences between strains of medical cannabis is essential in helping cannabis professionals and patients alike obtain the correct medicine.


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