Sativa vs Indica – what is the difference?

The two major types of cannabis plants are Indica and Sativa. Each strain has its own range of effects on the body and mind resulting in a wide range of medicinal benefits. Indica strains generally provide a sense of deep body relaxation. Sativa strains tend to provide a more energizing experience. So let’s breakdown Sativa vs Indica.

sativa vs indica

Indica strains are taken from indica plants that are generally found in the Hindu Kush part of the Himalayas. This is why compared to sativas; these strains are much more resistant to cold temperatures. The indica plant is known to be short and stout along with broad leaves. Indicas tend to have extremely high levels of THC and hence are quite potent. It is believed that the plant develops CBD-dense resin to protect itself from the weather.  Indica strains are known to produce a lethargic and relaxing sensation in the body.
There is a specific type of cannabis plant that is tall and lanky. This refers to the sativa plant. You can call it to be the cousin of the indica plant. When compared to indica, this plant features a longer trunk. Also, it takes a longer time to mature (10-16 weeks).
As a beginner, you might have only thought cannabis to be a drug that helps relieve stress and anxiety. However, a more in-depth look into it has shown that different cannabis strains lead to different effects.

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