What’s the difference between Indica and Sativa?
Indica predominantly originated in the middle east over 6000 year ago. It’s characteristics include shorter, wider fan leaves that are a rich dark green color due to the chlorophyll content. Indica strains are associated with muscle relaxation, sedation, and over all sleepiness when ingested.
Sativa’s generally originated in countries near the equator favoring the hot climates of places like Columbia, Mexico and Thailand. The identifying characteristics of the fan leaves differ from Indica strains with long thin finger like leaves and lighter green color. Sativa’s are considered to have a more energetic effect when ingested. Where Indica’s produce more effect in the body Sativa’s stimulate mental focus and productive creativity.
What’s a Hybrid?
Hybrid stains contain genetic profiles from both Indica and Sativa and can take on characteristics from both. Note: This is where we are finding a lot of growers taking their genetics to capitalize on the benefits from both types of plants.
How do I know what to choose?
The Cannabis market is evolving and so is it’s classification system for helping you choose whats right for you. Instead of basing your decision based exclusively on Indica, Sativa or Hybrid let’s talk about classifications.
These classifications along with understanding “The Entourage Effect” will help you to customize your experience.
Then where does Hemp fit in?
Both hemp and marijuana come from the same cannabis species, but are genetically distinct and are further distinguished by use, chemical makeup, and cultivation methods. Hemp, also called industrial hemp, refers to the non-psychoactive (less than 0.3% THC) varieties of Cannabis sativa L.
In the link above. The Article speaks to the entourage effect as it pertains to THC and CBD.