Origin: Cannabis indica is native to Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, and Turkey. The plants have adapted to the often harsh, dry, and turbulent climate of the Hindu Kush mountains.
Plant description: Indica marijuana plants are short and stocky with bushy greenery and chunky leaves that grow wide and broad. They grow faster than sativa, and each plant produces more buds.
Typical CBD to THC ratio: Indica weed strains often have higher levels of CBD and less THC.
Commonly associated effects of use: Indica is sought after for its intensely relaxing effects. It may also reduce nausea and pain and increase appetite.
Daytime or nighttime use: Because of its deep relaxation effects, indica is better consumed at night.
Popular Indica strains:
- Blueberry Kush
- Bubba Kush
- Forbidden Fruit
- GMO Cookies
- Grand Daddy Purple
- Ice Cream Cake
- Mendo Breath
- Northern Lights
- Purple Punch
Origin: Cannabis sativa is found primarily in hot, dry climates with long sunny days. These include Africa, Central America, Southeast Asia, and western portions of Asia.
Plant description: Sativa marijuana plants are tall and thin with finger-like leaves. They can grow taller than 12 feet, and they take longer to mature than some other types of cannabis.
Typical CBD to THC ratio: Sativa weed strains often have lower doses of CBD and higher doses of THC.
Commonly associated effects of use: Sativa often produces a “mind high,” or an energizing, anxiety-reducing effect. If you use sativa-dominant strains, you may feel productive and creative, not relaxed and lethargic.
Daytime or night time use: Because of its stimulating impact, you can use sativa in the daytime.
Popular Sativa Strains:
- Amnesia Haze
- Durban Poison
- Ghost Train Haze
- Green Crack
- Jack Herer
- Purple Haze
- Maui Wowie
- Sour Diesel
- Strawberry Cough
- Super Lemon Haze
- Super Silver Haze
Origin: Hybrid strains of marijuana are typically grown on farms or greenhouses from a combination of sativa and indica strains.
Plant description: The appearance of hybrid weed strains depends on the combination of the parent plants.
Typical CBD to THC ratio: Many hybrid cannabis plants are grown in order to increase the THC percentage, but each type has a unique ratio of the two cannabinoids.
Commonly associated effects of use: Farmers and producers select hybrids for their unique impacts. They can range from reducing anxiety and stress to easing symptoms of chemotherapy or radiation.
Daytime or night time use: This depends on the predominant effects of the hybrid.
Popular Hybrid Strains: Hybrid marijuana strains are typically classified as indica-dominant (or indica-dom), sativa-dominant (sativa-dom), or balanced.