The Basic Differences Between Hybrid, Indica, And Sativa Strains

For the less experienced smokers out there, you’ve probably wondered about how the hybrid strains, Indica, and Sativa differ from one another. Interestingly enough, each plant’s characteristics and the effects they produce are uniquely different. The point of this content is not so much a guide to helping you understand the different strains of cannabis and how they affect you, but which one is right for you.

Understanding the Characteristics

Indica and Sativa are very different where their appearance and effects are concerned while hybrid strains, as the name implies are a mixture of the two. Here are some basic differences between the 3 strains:

Sativa has more fingers but is tall and skinny
Indica has fewer fingers but the leaves are fatter
Hybrid strains will mimic the form and shape of the dominant parental strain

Now that you have a basic understanding of the physical differences of each strain, you need to learn more about their effects and how those differ. And each strain gives you a unique smoking experience with varying hits and tastes.

Sativa Effects

You can summarize the THC effects of Sativa with two adjectives – energetic and uplifting. The characteristics of creativity and productivity also apply where this strain is concerned. A boost in Serotonin would also be considered an appropriate description of Sativa’s effects. Sativa is the ideal choice for daytime smoking because it produces the optimal brain high with anti-anxiety qualities.

Indica Effects

Unlike the effects that Sativa produces, Indica’s THC effects are a direct opposite of Sativa’s in that they are best described using only one word – sedative. Indica is the go-to or preferred nighttime smoke for this reason, especially if you want to relax and unwind. For those of you suffering from chronic or severe pain, nausea, or anxiety, Indica works wonders because of its calming and tranquilizing effects.

Hybrid Strain Effects

The effects of hybrid strains depend on two factors – quality and type. You just have to figure out whether the dominant parent strain was Indica or Sativa. After determining that, you’ll need to know the quality of the parental strains. Keep in mind that this plays a significant role in determining the THC effects that you feel when smoking a hybrid strain. If it’s an Indica dominant parent, you feel its relaxing effects but will also feel uplifted by the Sativa’s effects. If it’s Sativa dominant, the opposite will be true.

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