• Plants are tall and thin
• Leaves are narrow
• Color is paler green than Indicas
• Grow and mature more slowly
• Require more light to grow
• Buds often have an orange or a red hue
• Tend to have long, wispy hairs
• Generally have a lower level of CBD and a higher count of THC
Sativa offers several medicinal benefits including:
• Mood regulation
• Anti-depressant properties
• Decreased chronic pain
• Increased creativity and focus
• Increased serotonin
Sativa High Effects
Sativa Side Effects
Although the best Sativa strains have several kinds of benefits for people who are suffering from health conditions, there are a few known side effects. It’s common to have an increase in appetite from smoking or vaping Sativa weed (aka, “the munchies”). This is a common, short-lived side effect for those who smoke a lot of cannabis at once. In another respect, increased appetite from Sativa can actually be beneficial for anyone suffering from medical problems that have caused a decrease in appetite. For example, patients who are going through cancer chemotherapy can often find it challenging to eat due to the treatment’s side effects, and thus can look to this cannabis strain for a boost in hunger levels.Some marijuana strains can also cause some minor, short-term issues. For example, smoking cannabis can occasionally cause a rapid heartbeat or anxiety. Cannabis is also known for increasing paranoia, especially if you are already prone to anxiety conditions.
Indica Vs Sativa Vs Hybrid
It’s essential to be aware of the differences among cannabis strains when deciding on which to smoke. To fully understand the effects of Sativa, you need to be aware of the Indica marijuana species and Hybrids that are cultivated by combining different strains to obtain the benefits of their individual characteristics.When it comes to Indica vs Sativa cannabis, there are significant differences. By knowing the type of reaction a strain can produce, you can use it to your best benefit. For example, Sativa is an excellent replacement for that cup of morning coffee because it provides energy. It’s also popular to smoke cannabis with coffee for double the energy. While Sativa is known to heighten and awake senses, Indica can produce a more opposite, calming effect. It’s possible to experience an undesirable sense of drowsiness from Indica if unaware of its reaction. However, Sativa wouldn’t be suitable for treating insomnia or to get a more restful night’s sleep. Instead of using this cannabis strain, you want an Indica strain to achieve sleep aid. Alternatively, you may want to consider using a hybrid which has combined effects from both Indica and Sativa strains.
Common Effects of Sativa vs Indica:
|– Energizes||– Body high|
|– Cerebral High||– Relieves anxiety|
|– Promotes creativity||– Promotes relaxation|
As for Hybrid strains, they can have a mixture of the above effects. Knowing the percentages of the genetics will help you to understand which effects will be dominant. While some hybrids are a 50:50 mix, with an equal amount of effects from both Sativa and Indica parents, others are more one-sided with an 80:20 combination favoring either the Indica or the Sativa parent.