Indica & Sativa

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Once you delve a bit deeper in to Cannabis, you find yourself stumbling across lots of new terms and descriptions that you might not be too familiar with. So for any newbies in the Canna World or for any old hats looking for a reminder, here’s the answer to one of the more popular questions, which is: What’s The Difference Between Indica and Sativa.

Indica – Sativa

The two most well known types of cannabis plants are Indica and Sativa. There are differences to the effects on the mind and body dependent on what type is present.

Cannabis Indica

Cannabis indica is an annual plant in the Cannabaceae family. It is a putative species of the genus Cannabis. Whether it and Cannabis sativa are truly separate species is a matter of debate. Indica

Cannabis Indica plants are short, bushy plants with wide leaves. Indica plants typically grow faster and have a higher yield than the sativa variety.

The major qualities of Indica medicinal strains include:

  • increased mental relaxation
  • muscle relaxation
  • decreases nausea
  • decreases acute pain
  • increases appetite
  • increases dopamine (a neurotransmitter that helps control the brain’s reward and pleasure centers)
  • for night time use

Cannabis Sativa

Cannabis Sativa plants are opposite of the Indica strains and grow tall and thin with narrow leaves. Sativa plants are also generally a lighter shade of green then their counterpart, the Indica strain. Sativa strains take longer to grow, mature, and require more light. Medicine produced from cannabis Sativa plants have lower CBD and higher THC counts.

The major qualities of Sativa medicinal strains include:

  • anti-anxiety
  • anti-depressant
  • treats chronic pain
  • increases focus and creativity
  • increases serotonin (a neurotransmitter involved in the regulation of learning, mood, sleep, anxiety and appetite)
  • for day time use

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  1. Look to see if I can get some help with starting good plants but I am low on money trying to see if I can get a few free seeds to jump start me please and thank you

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