There are a crazy amount of different strains popping up in today’s marijuana world, but one thing is the same with all of them: they are derived from either Cannabis Indica or Cannabis Sativa. These details might seem unimportant and irrelevant, but it is essential that you are aware of the differences between these two types of strains when choosing the best medicine for you.
Because of their quick growing times, Sativa plants are better suited to outdoor growing. These plants can reach up to 20 feet in a single season and are much taller and thinner than Indica plants. Sativa leaves are very narrow and grow in a lighter shade of green, and once the plants begin flowering, they will take – on average – 10 to 16 weeks to fully mature. Cannabis Sativa’s geographical origins range from equatorial Colombia and Mexico to Thailand and Southeast Asia, so they thrive in conditions that are similar. Once mature, Sativa plants range in flavors and scents from sweet and fruity to earthy with diesel fuel undertones.
The most important difference between Indica and Sativa is the high that each produces. A Sativa high is known as a cerebral “head buzz” that is both uplifting and energizing. These buds are most often associated with intellectual enlightenment, enhanced audio and visual senses, creativity, and energetic optimism – great for treating mental and behavioral issues such as depression, ADHD, and enxiety. Because Cannabis Sativa contains a higher level of THC relative to the amount of CBD, some can consider this species to be less useful in treating health conditions like epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, nausea, convulsions, and cancer. However, Cannabis Sativa is a powerful appetite stimulant, which can be incredibly useful for patients battling cancer and anorexia.
Because of its uplifting, energetic, and cerebral high, Cannabis Sativa is most often used by patients during the day. Additionally, this species works to stimulate focus and creativity which tends to leave patients in engaging, in-depth conversations and analysis of life and the human experience. Therefore, Sativa has become very popular among artists, musicians, and philosophers alike.
Common Sativa Strains
To achieve the uplifting, euphoric high that Cannabis Sativa produces, marijuana connoisseur recommend the following Sativa-dominant marijuana strains: