Sativa vs Indica: What Is Right For You?

While serving the San Diego community, we encounter a lot of questions about what strains of marijuana is best for our different types of patients. The team here at World Wide Weed® figured we should put together these fundamentals as a point of reference for our members or anyone else that needs a crash course into Marijuana 101.  

So let’s look at the basics: 

Sativa

  • Energizes the body and mind
  • Euphoric
  • Helps with Creativity
  • Enhances Focus
  • Uplifting
  • Good for morning/day 

Indica

  • Relieves Body Pain
  • Alleviates headaches and migraines
  • Good for Insomnia
  • Helps users get an appetite
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Good for evening/night 

Here it is explained in pictures:

 Sativa:

Sativa dog

Indica:

Indica dog

Here is a more extensive overview

Sativa- This type of cannabis is best served during the day. The sativa plant’s earthy taste can be your cup of tea or coffee in the morning, but is also prime for that power smoke after lunch.  It leaves the smoker with a cerebral high and gives the body a feeling of euphoria. Sativa cannabis helps to relieve depression and symptoms of fatigue. If you need a creative spark, this is what we would lean toward. It has effects that enhance focus and energize the mind which can aid in your creativity production. So if you need that boost for a hike, or want to engage the mind and have a stimulating conversation among friends; take a toke of this.

Indica- Recognized as a western medicine during the 1800s, it was known as this magical plant from India. This cannabis appeals more to the taste buds, with strains that have a sweeter taste. Indica is what you smoke when you want to have a relaxing night in. Think Indica= "In da couch". Indica strains have effects that relax muscles, relieve body pain, alleviate headaches and migraines; and can reduce anxiety or stress.  A worthy adversary to insomnia. Helps users get an appetite and fall fast asleep. With strains like Daywrecker diesel and Grand Daddy Purple, you are assured to be on couch duty for the rest of the night. Don’t make evening plans. 

What about Hybrids?

Hybrid cannabis strains provide the best of both worlds. Expert breeders choose from their favorite strains to produce a wide range of hybrids. Strains may hold a balanced 50/50 blend of Indica and Sativa or and combine them into super strains that maintain the best aspects from both parents. Hybrids can be sativa or indica dominant and have the effects to match.

 In puppy form: 

Hybrid dog

What about CBD?

CBD is short for cannabidiol. It is another component found in the cannabis plant. CBD can be derived from Cannabis as well as Hemp plants. Think of CBD as more of the healing component of marijuana as opposed to its psychedelic counterpart THC. You can find CBD products in form of flower, tinctures, and as a topical; to treat various ailments both internal and external. It has helped a wide variety of people from cancer patients to children suffering from seizures. It some extreme cases, it has been used to help treat our furry little four legged friends. That’s right, BD treatment for your pets! Its healing effects extend beyond humans.

CBD dog

We scoured the internet and found a great article on leafscience.com that gives a more in depth look at the different types of cannabis. Check it out here!