I’m sure a lot of you are familiar with the terms, but for those of you who aren’t, you’ve probably, most likely heard them or read them some where before.
Sativa and Indica are both sub-species of the cannabis plant, and are both as illegal as each other in most parts of the world. This is because they make you high. They can inter-breed freely with one another, and many famous cannabis strains are in fact some sort of hybrid of the two.
Indica marijuana strains originally come from the hash producing countries of the word like Afghanistan, Morocco and Tibet. These plants are short, dense marijuana plants with shorter, broad leaves which often grow a darker green. Indica strains are highly prized by many cannabis growers and breeders for their squat, bushy stature and tightly packed buds, as well as their shorter flowering period.
The smoke from an Indica is generally a body type stone, giving you that couch lock feeling where you’re just too stoned to move. There are 2 main chemical ingredients in weed that make you high, THC and CBD. Indica’s higher CBD than THC equals a much heavier, body type of high, you know, where your eyes feel like they’re about to cement shut. They also tend to have a more pungent, musky smell.
Sativa cannabis strains are quite different to indicas. The plants grow a lot taller, with much narrower and longer fan leaves, which are a lot lighter green in colour and their flowering period is longer than that of indica strains. They grow quickly and grow to about 6 meters in a full season. Sativas originate from places like Mexico, Thailand, South Africa and South East Asia.
Sativas have higher THC than CBD levels, giving you a cerebral, soaring head high, a lot more energetic and “trippy” than the high from indica strains. The plants also tend to not have such a musky smell, with a more earthy or fruity flavour.
Some examples of different strains.
Indica Strains: Northern Lights, Deep Chunk, OG Kush and other Kush variety’s.
Sativa Strains: Various Haze Plants, Durban Poison, Jack Herer, NYC Diesel and Trainwreck.
Hybrid Strains: AK47, Armageddon, Strawberry Cough, Sweet Tooth and White Widow.
I hope you guys learnt something new. Phew.. My brain hurts now. I know what’ll fix that..
Edit: Corrected some examples of indica strains. Thanks OscarMilde for pointing them out.