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The Beauty Of Cannabis And The Science Behind It - PART 2


In this blog you will learn What Are The Different Cannabis Types?

Now that you've learned the beauty and benefits of cannabis, you must probably be pondering about purchasing one. Before anything else, firstly, you should know what variety of cannabis you are buying. When looking for marijuana strains at a shop or online, you may see strains commonly categorized into three different groups:  hybrid, Sativa, and Indica.

  • Indica strains have sedating effects, and it is best used as a nightcap before bed. It is perfect for relaxing. 
  • Sativas are thought to have uplifting effects on the brain and are best paired with creative projects, social gatherings, and physical activities.
  • The hybrids category falls in between the two common cannabis types. It is said that it offers a balance of Indica and Sativa effects.

Bud-tendenders typically give you a stress recommendation by first asking you which cannabis types you prefer. Generally, most consumers use familiar types of Sativa and Indica. Suppose you look at the chemical components of the two cannabis types, which are cannabinoids and terpene. In that case, there isn't any particular pattern to explain the inherently sedating effects of Indica and the uplifting effects of Sativa.

Let’s discuss the Difference Between Indica and Sativa?

While weed stresses on the market can highlight a mixture of Indica and Sativa genetics, there are many differences between the two strains that are important as you choose the most suitable for you.

Cannabis Sativa is taller than Indica, attaining heights of up to 20 ft. Sativa plants have branches that tend to spread out and grow upwards and long, narrow leaves that are generally palm-arranged. Unlike Indica, where the flowers are seen clustering around the nodes, in Sativa, the flowers grow at its nodes and completely extend until the stem's length.

In terms of vegetation periods, Sativa plants take more time than indica plants. Sativa strains take around 10 to 16 weeks to utterly mature during its flowering period. Although it requires more patience from cannabis producers because of the longer vegetation period, growing the best Sativa strain is worth waiting for as it results in a much higher yield. For every plant, 3-ounces to as many as 1-pound of useful cannabis flowers can be produced.

Compared to indica strains, cannabis Sativa generally has higher amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) – the psychoactive compound responsible for euphoric and intoxication effects of weed. Sativa plants also have lesser amounts of the non-psychoactive compound CBD (cannabidiol) than indica plants. Moreover, cannabis Sativa usually has more tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV), a compound with a similar molecular makeup as THC. However, researches have yet to discover if THCV has psychoactive properties.

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