You've probably heard the terms Sativa, Indica and Hybrid before. But do you know what they mean? Marijuana is mainly divided into two types: Sativa and Indica (... don't worry, this science lesson gets to a point). In addition to these two types of cannabis, you can also have "mixes" and these strains are called hybrids.
What is the difference between Sativa, Indica and Hybrid strains?
There are many differences between the anatomy of Indica and Sativa strains: how they grow, how long they flower and so on. But the biggest difference is the kind of chemicals they produce. And these different chemicals cause other effects on consumers.
Below you can find a more detailed explanation of Sativa, Indica and Hybrids, so that should bring it to light. Still confused? Search the Amsterdam Marijuana Seeds blog to find more information about different strains and info on cannabis use.
Keep in mind that the following possible effects do not apply to all cannabis users. How you react depends on your own unique biology, history of cannabis use, expectations, setting and environment.
About Sativa strains
Known for: invigorating and uplifting cerebral effects.
Ideal for: physical activity, social gatherings and creativity.
Looks like: tall plants with thin leaves.
Origin: Regions near the equator (like Colombia, Mexico and Thailand).
About Indica strains
Known for: a calming effect on the body.
Ideal for relaxing, as a nightcap before bedtime, to relax with a movie, a book or music.
Looks like: short plants with broad leaves.
Origin: India (although recent research suggests that it actually came from Afghanistan).
About Hybrid strains
The best of both worlds inheriting properties from both parents. Hybrids can be either Indica or Sativa dominant in their genetic makeup and effects. As an analogy we often use a wine that is a mixture of different grapes. Each component contributes something different to the overall experience.
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