Today, it is widely accepted that marijuana has two different species: Indica and Sativa. Crossbreeding of the two types has led to a wide variety of hybrid strains with unique characteristics.

The differences between Indica and Sativa remain a subject of much debate, especially among scientists who study the plant. However, most agree that Indica and Sativa plants are distinct in a number of ways.

Indica dominant strains are commonly used for pain relief and are often recommended for patients suffering from insomnia. They are suitable for night-time smoking.

Benefits of Indica:

  • Relieves body pain

  • Relaxes muscles

  • Relieves spasms, reduces seizures

  • Relieves headaches and migraines

  • Relieves anxiety or stress

Sativa dominant strains tend to have an uplifting, energetic and “cerebral” effect that is best suited for daytime smoking.

Benefits of Sativa:

  • Feelings of well-being and at-ease

  • Uplifting and cerebral thoughts

  • Stimulates and energizes

  • Increases focus and creativity

  • Fights depression

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