Sativa vs. Indica: Learn Their Differences!

Sativa vs. Indica, what are the differences? We have gathered some basic information about the two, and here is what we concluded.

Anyone who’s stopped by a dispensary has heard the question, “Indica or sativa?” You always get the choice, but many don’t understand the real difference between the Sativa vs. Indica. For the sake of your pot-handler’s sanity, we’re here to explain the differences!

A Basic Understanding 


Sativa and indica are the names of specific cannabis plants called strains. This is much like having a moth orchid versus a boat orchid; both are orchids by name but have different properties depending on the type of plant. Marijuana strains are no different. Sativa vs. Indica both have individual, unique properties which contribute to the high each plant produces.  

So what’s each strain like?

Indica

 Indica is a strain most commonly associated with the “stereotypical stoner” mantra. It has calming effects, that makes the smoker feel relaxed or euphoric and often induces hunger.  Indica is also most prescribed for those struggling with anxiety, as it can combat sleeplessness and dietary problems. The success of indica medical strains has effectively replaced pharmaceutical medications such as Xanax for many. Indica highs are often described as psychoactive and a body high. Popular indica strains are: Blue Dream, Girl Scout Cookies, Harlequin, and Critical Mass. 

Sativa

Sativa strains are generally described for giving an energetic and creative high. This strain is suggested when the smoker doesn’t wish to feel drowsy throughout the day but seeks the benefits of cannabis. This is considered a cerebral high versus the body high associated with indicas. Sativa plants grow faster and larger than indica, making sativa strains more accessible and easier to grow and sell. Popular sativa strains are: Power Flower, Haze Berry, Sour Diesel, Shining Silver Haze, and Fruit Spirit.

Hybrids

Yes, a hybrid of the two strains is possible! A hybrid is a mixture of the two strains, with one being more dominant than the other. Hybrid strains, often described as “the best of both worlds,” will give you effects (hunger, creativity, anti-anxiety) of both plants. This makes it the perfect solution for those not looking for the upbeat high of sativa but who still want the hunger and antidepressive effects of an indica. According to Leafly, the most popular hybrid strains are Blue Dream, Girl Scout Cookies, and White Widow.

Comments for Sativa vs. Indica: Learn Their Differences!

UP NEXT

img

Venture capital investors betting big on cannabis

As the cannabis industry is becoming mainstream venture capital investors are becoming more interested in the green world. We got the scoop.
img

Weedicure: The Latest Weed-Centric Beauty Trend

Weed manicure's commonly known as the "Weedicure" is the perfect way to show your love for the bud without even getting stoned
img

Where Do You Store Your Cannabis?

Leaving your marijuana buds out leaves them dry and it can be hard to keep your weed fresh. We have gathered a list of the best ways to store your cannabis.
img

A Quick Guide to Weed-Friendly Hotels

As cannabis tourism grows, we’re starting to see the emergence of weed-friendly hotels. Here's what you need to know about cannabis-friendly hotels.
img

The Weed Industry Isn’t As Green As You Think

The burgeoning six-billion-dollar weed industry isn't as green as you think. Here is what growers are doing to make the cannabis industry more eco-friendly.
img

Cannabis 101: Understanding the plant that is changing the world

Are you new to cannabis? Here is everything you need to know about cannabis 101. We cover everything from different strains to consuming methods.
img

13 Slang Terms You Need To Know

Once you enter the wonderful world of weed you'll hear new slang terms. Some are easy to figure out and others are not. Here are some you need to know.
img

Weed and Menstrual Cramps: Here Are Some Products to Help

Weed and menstrual cramps is an issue that until lately, has been overlooked by the booming industry. Here are the products that can help ease your pain.
img

Weed Edibles: The Definitive Guide to Edible Cannabis

Weed edibles account for an increasing segment of consumer cannabis consumption. We give you the definitive guide to how to consume weed edibles safely.
img

Drinking Weed Can Help Soothe These Ailments

Sipping on marijuana tea is a healthy way to yield extreme health benefits. Drinking weed can also help soothe these ailments.
img

Top 5 Tips to Roll the Perfect Joint

Rolling the perfect joint can be quite tricky. Therefore, we created a guide to master the technique to roll the perfect joint.
img

Driving While High: Four States Cracking Down on Driving While High

Some states are taking it upon themselves to enforce stronger regulations, starting with cracking down on driving while high.
img

Cannabis for Autism: Here is How Cannabis Can Help Children

Can cannabis really benefit children with autism? Studies have shown that it can. We have the facts about medical marijuana and autism.
img

Could Cannabis Become the Next Food Pairing Phenomenon?

Cannabis food pairings are the newest trend worth exploring. Both go so well together anyway, so why not heighten each meal with complementing flavors?
img

The Cannabis Caucus: Meet the Lawmakers Backing Federal Legalization

The cannabis caucus hopes to both resurrect previous legislation and introduce new bills centered around advancing the legalization of marijuana.

Connect with Society Kush

Get some dope in your inbox. Sign up for our Newsletter!