Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Sativa are the two major types of weeds in the Marijuana industry. With different effects after use, these plants are often mixed to create new strains with new effects that drive its users high.
Widely planted in different countries, these major strains harness the progressive Marijuana Industry throughout the world.
The Cannabis World
Since the discovery of its benefits, Marijuana enthusiasts did not stop studying these controversial plants. They ventured in experimentations which further enhanced Cannabis production.
With years of study and experimentations, they heavily relied on two of the major Cannabis strains- Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Sativa. These plants bring innovation and new strains that further fueled progress in the industry.
Apart from it, these plants became the iconic symbols of Cannabis use because of their abundance, unique leaf structure, and wonderful abilities.
Traditionally, Indica weeds and Sativas differed with their effects. Indica is known to slow down its users while Sativa is to energize.
The Plant Profile
Cannabis Indica, as its name suggest, is widely grown in regions of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, South China, even in Saharan Morocco and Turkey. They are short in physical appearance and suitable for indoor planting. Its broad leaves and buds contain strong sweet, sour or skunky odors.
Indicas are perfect for regions with colder climates and shorter seasons. With this geographic setting, they produce high levels of resin to protect themselves from harsh weather.
Apart from that, their height ranges from to 2-6 feet in height. Minimal Carbon Dioxide Content and strong winds affect their growth on mountains and their small heights are essential for them to survive. The smaller their height, the lower their needed air and nutrition volume.
Indica strains have a longer vegetative cycle. However, they have a shorter flowering cycle than Sativas with an average of 8-10 weeks. In general, Indicas take 3-4 months to grow.
Notably, Indica plants are effective for pain relief for our body. Their Cannabidiol (CBD) content emits a sedating effect on its users. Most of the time, this plant is medically prescribed for people who experience difficulty with the following:
- Insomnia and other sleeping disorders
- Muscle Spasms
- Lack of Appetite
Aside from their benefits, they also bring bad side effects:
- poor judgment
- anxious mood
Marijuana Strains such as Ice, Kush, Blue Mystic, OG Kush and Fat Banana are some of the renowned Indica strains.
Notably, some of the celebrities who use Indica strains are:
- Whoopi Goldberg
- Morgan Freeman
- Lady Gaga
- Michael Fox
- Tommy Chong
These celebrities experience different medical conditions which cause unbearable pains with involuntary muscle and neurological-related movements.
Consumption of this type of weed is not recommended for people living active lives at night.
These plants were originally cultivated in Southeast Asia (Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand), Mexico and Colombia. They are adaptable to warm climates with longer seasons.
With their geographic setting near the equator, these plants can withstand direct exposure to sunlight with an average of 12- 14 hours a day. Take note that the length of days in regions near the equator do not change at all, and this makes Sativa plants grow more stable than Indicas.
They are tall and best for outdoor planting. It has narrow leaves and its buds have flowery, earthy to a pungent aroma.
Sativas have shorter vegetative cycles than Indicas. However, their flowering cycle takes about 10-12 weeks before harvesting. In general, Sativas take 6 months to grow.
Sativas were also used as a source of fiber during historical times. Before the countries banned them, the hemp plants- a strain of Sativa weeds- are widely planted and utilized due to its strong fiber content and essence in economic aspects.
Unlike Indicas, Sativas can grow up to 20 feet. They are naturally tall and its height is due to the longer seasons they experience- wet and dry. Their narrow leaves give more room for air flows, leading to less fungal risk and humidity makes their green color richer.
Notably, Sativa plants are effective stimulants. Their chemical Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) gives people the stimulation to keep on being active, awake, creative, sociable and engaging. Most of the time, this plant is good for people experiencing the following problems:
- Mood Disorders
Like Indicas, Sativas have side effects after usage too:
- Panic Attacks
Marijuana Strains such as Sour Diesel, Lemon Haze, Green Crack, Strawberry Cough and Jack Herer are some of the strains that stimulate its users.
Notably, some of the celebrities who use Sativa strains are:
- Snoop Dogg
- Wiz Khalifa
- Damien and Stephen Marley (sons of the late Reggae Icon Bob Marley)
- Brad Pitt
Because Sativas produce optimism and creativity, they are appropriate for physically active people, Musicians, Artists and other working in the daytime.
To Wrap this Up!
In conclusion, Indica weeds are short, have thick leaves and good for cold climate. Sativas are tall, have thin leaves and ideal for a warm climate.
Indicas have Cannabidiol which is good for sedation. Sativas contain THC which is suitable for stimulation. Indicas are best for evenings and Sativas are great for mornings.
These two types of weeds are existing and growing in Asia. Indica weeds are from South and Central Asia while Sativas came from Southeast Asia and Latin America.
People experiencing sleep disorders and anxiety use Indica weeds and those who want to go active on morning use Sativas, especially people working for long hours.
Indicas and Sativas play important roles in the Marijuana industry. Without their propagation and cultivation, we may not witness the success of weed consuming at the international level. If farmers fail to maintain excellent quality of these major strains, other hybrid strains will contain lesser efficacy and produce disappointment to many of its users.
They serve as the mother strains of Marijuana world. To avoid Substance misuse and abuse, consumers should have an assessment with physicians and follow what they prescribe.
Depending on your needs, weeds can help you relax and sleep at night and keep you active, creative and optimistic in the morning.
Considering what you are going through, the strains of Cannabis Sativa and Indica can definitely help you overcome the problems you face in life. See it for yourself.