Learning the Difference Between Indica, Sativa and Hybrid Strains

If you’re new to Cannabis, it’s crucial that you know the different types so you can decide what to consider. There are three types of Cannabis these days – Sativa, Indica, and Hybrid. Sativa and Indica are subspecies of Cannabis. Hybrid, on the other hand, is the combination of two types. You have to remember that each type has unique characteristics and effects on the body and mind.

Choosing the right one is a bit daunting, especially for new users. Remember that you will react differently to strains and you will form tolerances at the end of the day. The best method here is to try different types of Cannabis, then choose which you like the most. Here are the things that you should know about the different types of Cannabis:

What is Cannabis Sativa?

Sativa plants are tall in stature with narrow leaves and longer flowering cycles (about ten to fourteen weeks). It’s suitable for warm climates. Sativa has higher THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) levels. THC is responsible for the Cannabis high. Cannabis Sativa is known to treat anxiety and depression. Aside from that, it increases serotonin – a neurotransmitter that is involved in controlling mood, learning, appetite, sleep, and anxiety. It has the power to treat chronic pain, and if taken during the day, it can increase your focus and creativity.

What is Cannabis Indica?

Indica plants are short with broad leaves and shorter flowering cycles (about seven to nine weeks). It’s suitable for colder climates. Indica has higher CBD (Cannabidiol) levels, which is valued for its non-psychoactive medical benefits. It can increase muscle and mental relaxation. Indica can also decrease acute pain and nausea. It increases dopamine – a neurotransmitter that can control the reward and pleasure centers of the brain. It’s mostly used at night for relaxation.

What is a hybrid?

Crossbreeding Indica and Sativa will create hybrids. Hybrids are created for many reasons – it may be to shorten the flowering time, limit the height, improve taste, aroma and high, adapt to climate and improve yield. Basically, hybrids are created out of two different parent strains genetically. The trend these days is the creation of exciting new hybrids like G13 Widow Regular Seeds.

In the case of G13 Widow Regular Seeds, it created from the strain of F1 Cannabis. It combines South Indian, Afghan, and Brazilian strains. When you hear about an F1 generation, you should know that it’s standardized since it’s rooted from the strong parent generation. There are three categories of hybrid strains – Sativa dominant, Indica dominant and 50/50 strains.

Sativa dominant strains offer a cerebral high which results in productiveness and creativity. Indica dominant strains, on the other hand, offer full-body deep relaxation. Finally, 50/50 strains generate equal amounts of Sativa and Indica, which boast of a perfect body and mind balance.

Final thoughts

Now that you know the difference between the three types of Cannabis, you can easily choose the right one for you. If you’re looking for a mental high, you should consider Cannabis Sativa. If you’re looking for a deep body relaxation, Cannabis Indica is the best option. If you want the best of both worlds, hybrid strains definitely fit the bill.