Sativa, Indica, Hybrid: What They Are
Medicinal cannabis has been discovered to be effective at treating different medical conditions. On a general note, medicinal cannabis helps the user get an improved sense of mental and physical relaxation, reduction in pain, improved appetite, and enhanced sleep patterns. However, it is important to note that medicinal cannabis plants come in two varieties, and they come with varying benefits. Hence it is important to understand the differences between the two, in order to identify what strain will be right for a patient.
The cannabis plant comes in two major variants: Sativa, and Indica. Each variant comes with its varying effects on the mind and body and invariably results in a plethora of medicinal benefits. Sativa strains are known to create an experience of intense energy for its users, while the Indica strain creates a feeling of deep relaxation. However, there is a third strain that is very popular, and that is the hybrid strain which combines the qualities of sativa and indica in one.
If we break them down to explain each strain a little better, this is what we will get:
Sativa strains are known to help users by stimulating and increasing their focus and energy levels. Hence, the strains are known for their ability to uplift the users. If you are looking to get your creativity inspired, need some motivation, then you should opt for sativa. There is a common misconception about weed that makes people think all weed make people high, this is not true, and sativa is not the type to get you high. There are different sativa strains, and some of them include:
- Sour Diesel
- Green Crack
- Durban Poison
- Strawberry Cough
This strain is best known for its ability to create a sedating effect for its users. If you are looking to get some relaxation after a really long day, then Indica will just be awesome for you. However, Indica creates a body high that just leaves you enjoying your couch in a zoned out mood, hence, there is more body high than a brain high (not saying it does not affect cerebral activity, but it is relaxed). If you want to enjoy indica, then try it when you want to watch a movie, and it is also perfect for people who suffer insomnia because they have a way of lulling the insomniac to sleep. Here are some popular strains of indica:
- Master Kush
- Northern Lights
- Hindu Kush
- LA Confidential
- Grand Daddy Purple
Basically, hybrid strains can be likened to having the best of both worlds in one place, However, most times, the hybrid strains come with one side dominant than the other, hence, in cases like that the dominant effects would be based on the dominant strain. Popular hybrids include:
- Super Silver Haze
- Lemon Kush
- Blue Dream
- Tahoe OG
Identifying what you want to gain from the strain will help you pick the right one for you.