Cannabis 101: Sativa vs. Indica vs. Hybrid

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The world of cannabis can be a dizzying undertaking with all sorts of buzzwords you might not understand. Fear not, there’s no need to get confused with cannabis, when you should be focusing on relaxing. An important choice one must make when choosing their preferred cannabis is deciding on getting a Sativa, Indica, or hybrid. Let’s go over what each entails, and whether it’s right for you.

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These cannabis plants grow tall and lanky, with long leaves that are narrow and slightly serrated. These planets typically mature in 10 to 16 weeks. Sativas are typically known as a daytime cannabis and are often described as offering a much more cerebral high. With this, some people feel increased focus, creativity, and energy. This can sometimes be accompanied by slight paranoia and racing feelings, though that is often the case with those with a lower tolerance to THC or those new to cannabis. 

Top Sativa strains: Sour Diesel, Super Silver Haze, Jack Herer


These cannabis plants typically grow short and bushy and have wide leaves with deep serrations. Indica plants mature in about 6 to 8 weeks. Indica strains are known for the relaxation properties, making them great for late night use. You’ll find Indica strains have some sedative properties, bringing about feelings of relaxation, and making them an optimal sleeping aid. They are also great for anxiety and pain relief, and can help reduce nausea.

Top Indica strains: Bubba Kush, Northern Lights, MK Ultra


If you want to get qualities of both Indica and Sativa strains, then a hybrid is the way the go, Hybrid strains combine both elements of the two, usually having a “dominant” side of either Sativa or Indica. If you want some relaxation with a blast of creativity and cerebral high, then a Sativa hybrid would be your best. Vice versa if you’re looking for the opposite.

Top Hybrid strains: Girl Scout Cookies, OG Kush, Blue Dream

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