If you’re partaking in Cannabis for medical purposes, it’s crucial that you understand the different types and its effect. There are three types of Cannabis that you can consider – Sativa, Indica, and hybrid. Sativa and Indica are sisters but most of the strains these days are in a hybrid form which is classified according to the dominant strain.
Here are other things that you should know about the different types of Cannabis and how it affects the body:
What is Indica?
If you’re looking for high THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) levels, you should consider Indica. THC is known to give you a “high.” THC helps relax the muscles and stimulates drowsiness and sleep. It can also stimulate appetite and can alleviate pain. It’s a mind-relaxing agent which is perfect for nighttime use. Aside from that, Indica can also increase dopamine – a neurotransmitter that regulates the reward and pleasure centers of the brain.
The Indica plants are usually short and bushy with darker green leaves and shorter flower cycles (about seven to nine weeks.) Indica is suitable for the colder climate. It can be cultivated indoors. Many consider Indica because it’s a high-yielding plant.
What is Sativa?
If you’re looking for high CBD (Cannabidiol) levels, you should consider Sativa. CBD is known for its non-psychoactive effects. CBD is used as mind energizing, which is perfect for daytime use. It gives energy and stimulates creativity thereby improving productivity. It also fights depression. Overall, the medical benefits of consuming Sativa range from relieving depression to relieving migraine pain. In most cases, Sativa strain users feel a strong sense of mental and physical relaxation.
The plant is tall and slim. It has narrow leaves and longer flower cycles(about ten to fourteen weeks.)Sativa is suitable for warm climates. It’s for outdoor cultivation.
What is a hybrid?
If you’re not sure which to choose, you can consider a hybrid. Hybrid breeders select top strains and combine them together to form super strains. You have to be aware that there are three categories of hybrid strains – Sativa dominant strains, Indica dominant strains and 50/50 strains. Sativa dominant strains like Afghan Haze Regular Seeds evokes a cerebral high.
Afghan Haze Regular Seeds combines the sweet-smelling Haze Sativa and Afghani Indica. Flavors include flowery, pine, and earthy. Aside from energizing cerebral invigoration, it also boasts of soothing full-body effects. It treats depression, pain, and appetite loss. Although it has a long flowering time (about ten weeks), the buds will have large yields at the end of the day.
As for the Indica dominant strains, it provides a full body high. Finally, the last category is 50/50 strains, which have equal amounts of Sativa and Indica, evoking a perfect mind and body balance.
There are different strains and names of Cannabis these days. Picking the right one is like finding a needle in a haystack. However, you should enjoy the process. To make things easier, you can start with the three main types of Cannabis. Remember that the best method is to try many types and methods of consumption so you can identify what you like best.