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Medicinal cannabis comes from two main strains that produce distinct effects & stem from different regions of the world

  • Indica & Sativa 101: The Main Points
    • Sativa
      • Primary effects
        • Uplifting, cerebral “head high”
        • Energetic & focused
      • Region
  • Characteristics
    • Tall, lanky plants can reach 20 ft. in height
    • Long, thin leaves
  • Flowering time
    • 12-14 weeks to harvest
  • Indica
    • Primary effects
      • Calming, euphoric “body high”
      • Relaxing & mildly sedating
    • Region
      • Cold, Harsh mountainous regions
      • Afghanistan, Pakistan, Northern India, & Eastern Europe
    • Characteristics
      • Short, stocky plants with dense branches
      • Thick, full figured leaves
    • Flowering time
      • 8-9 weeks to harvest

Daytime or night, each strain provides a unique set of effects

  • Sativa Dominant Strains: Can Be as Stimulating as a Cup of Coffee
    • Durban Poison
      • High: Focused, creative, energized
      • Flavor: Sweet, fruity, grapefruit
      • Effects: Good for stress, depression, fatigue
    • Sour Diesel
      • High: Energizing, dreamy, cerebral
      • Flavor: Crisp, pungent, faint hint of diesel fuel
      • Effects: Good for fatigue, stress, depression
    • Amnesia Haze
      • High: Happy, euphoric, uplifting
      • Flavors: Earthy, lemon & citrus
      • Effects: Good for stress, depression, pain
    • Green Crack (hybrid?)
      • High: Happy, focused, uplifting
      • Flavor: Tangy, fruity, sweet
      • Effects: Good for fatigue, depression, ADHD
    • Jack Herer
      • High: Blissful, clear-headed, creative
      • Flavor: Earthy, spicy, piney
      • Effects: Good for stress, depression, pain
    • Mauie Wowie
      • High: High energy, euphoric, light & creative
      • Flavor: Tropical, sweet, citrusy
      • Effects: Good for depression & stress
    • Strawberry cough
      • High: Dreamy, cerebral, euphoric
      • Flavor: Strawberry, sweet
      • Effects: Good for stress, depression, pain
    • Candyland
      • High: Stimulating, creative, happy
      • Flavor: Sweet, pungent, crisp
      • Effects: Good for stress, pain, fatigue
    • Hybrid Strains: Mixing & Matching Strains Can Combine the Most Desired Qualities of Parent Plants
      • Blue Dream
        • Sativa dominant
        • High: Invigorating, creative, full body relaxation
        • Flavor: Blueberry, sweet, fruity
        • Effects: Good for stress, depression, pain
      • Girl scout Cookies
        • Sativa/Indica split
        • High: Dreamy, cerebral, full body buzz
        • Flavor: Sweet, earthy, pungent
        • Effects: Good for hunger, stress, depression
      • OG Kush
        • Indica dominant
        • High: Spacey, euphoric, heavy body buzz
        • Flavor: Earthy, woody, piney
        • Effects: Good for stress, ADHD, migraines
      • White Widow
        • Sativa/Indica split
        • High: Immediate euphoria, calming, creative
        • Flavor: Earthy, woody, pungent
        • Effects: Good for stress, depression, insomnia
      • Headband
        • Sativa/Indica split
        • High: A slow acting “creeper,” relaxing & psychedelic
        • Flavor: Lemon, diesel, pungent
        • Effects: Good for stress, depression, migraines
      • AK-47
        • Sativa dominant
        • High: Mellow, relaxed, creative, engaged
        • Flavor: Pine, citrus, sandalwood
        • Effects: Stress, pain, lack of appetite
      • Cheese
        • Indica Dominant
        • High: Heavy body high, relaxing, psychedelic
        • Flavor: Sour, cheesy, skunky
        • Effects: Good for stress, pain, headaches
      • Chemdawg
        • Sativa/Indica split
        • High: Immediate cerebral energy, relaxed body high
        • Flavor: Earthy, diesel, pungent
        • Effects: Good for stress, pain, depression
  • Indica Dominant Strains: Best Smoked at Night Because They Leave Users Relaxed and Ready for Sleep
    • Grandaddy Purple
      • High: Relaxed, sleepy, happy & hungry
      • Flavor: Sweet grape berries, tutty fruity
      • Effects: Good for pain, insomnia, lack of appetite
    • Bubba Kush
      • High: Heavy, dreamy euphoria, relaxed
      • Flavor: Earthy & sweet
      • Effects: Good for tension, pain, stress
    • Skywalker
      • High: Relaxing, calming, cerebral, psychedelic
      • Flavor: Earthy, sweet, pungent
      • Effect: Good for pain, stress, insomnia
    • Purple Urkle
      • High: Relaxing, lethargic, dreamy
      • Flavor: Grape, berries, sweet
      • Effect: Good for insomnia, stress, lack of appetite,
    • Grape Ape
      • High: Calm, mellow body buzz, happy
      • Flavor: Grape, sweet,
      • Effect: Good for pain, stress, anxiety
    • Afgoo
      • High: Relaxing, sleepy, lethargic
      • Flavor: Earthy, woody, piney
      • Effects: Good for insomnia, nausea, pain
    • Nice
      • High: Body melt, serene, lethargic
      • Flavor: Earthy & sweet
      • Effects: Good for stress, pain, insomnia
    • God’s Gift
      • High: Lethargic, hazy, dreamy
      • Flavor: Earthy, sweet, grape
      • Effects: Good for stress, pain, nausea

 

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