The Difference Between Sativa & Indica
Cannabis has come a long way since the Golden Age of Weed that dominated the 1960s and 1970s music scene. Some strains of cannabis grown today are up to 12 times more potent than any strain found 50 years ago.
Sweeping decriminalization and legalization have allowed growers to cross-pollinate and breed power strains of cannabis used to treat a variety of medical conditions.
Before individuals can choose the potency of the marijuana they want to use, they must first know the type of marijuana that will provide the benefits they seek. Typically this comes down to a choice between Sativa and Indica.
While both types of cannabis provide similar physical and psychoactive effects, their intended purpose can best be reached when used for their specialized effects.
Sativa strains, for example, are popular for daytime users, and they typically provide a positive, euphoric feeling needed to get through a stressful day.
Indica strains can also have an uplifting effect on the mind. However, its specialty lies in creating a body high that is great for relaxing muscles and relieving minor aches and pains.
In addition to its uplifting effects, Sativa plants can also calm the mind and allow a cannabis user to focus better on the task at hand.
Indica plants, due to their sedentary effects, can often be beneficial for individuals seeking to slow down manic thoughts.
Either plant can be smoked, eaten, or vaporized the same way. In addition, many dispensaries sell cannabis cartridges made from the oil of these plants as a discreet and ultra-convenient way of medicating.
Alternatively, other forms of cannabis ingestion include:
· Topical Ointment
Check out your local dispensary for information on which type of cannabis is best for treating your ailments.