One of the Two Mother Strains in the Marijuana World, Cannabis Indica continues to create its name associated with relaxation and peaceful nights. This strain proves itself much to the world, especially in the Medical Field, where its purpose creates friction between the life and law of most political countries in the world.
How did this Indica things become mainstream? Why does it differ with Sativa-dominant strains? How does it help its users in terms of medication and recreation?
These are some of the many questions that we will try to unlock with this write.
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.
As the name suggests, Cannabis Indica has been first studied in Sub-Indian Continent by Jean Baptiste Lamarck in 1785. He studied these plants with the specimens brought to Europe way back from India of the earlier years. During those years, Cannabis Indica allegedly grows on different mountain ranges, riversides like at the Ganges River, and different plains and plateaus.
Indica plants 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.
To be honest, Indica Strains are so many that it is not enough to write this single study about them. However, Marijuana Strains such as Ice, Kush, Blue Mystic, OG Kush and Fat Banana are some of the renowned Indica strains.
Other Indica Strains are the following:
- Big Bud
- God Bud
- Hindu Kush
- Blue Cheese
- Afghan Kush
- Critical Mass
- Chocolate Chunk
- Death Star OG
- White Rhino
- Master Kush
- LA Confidential
- Indican Effects
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
A user should remember that the speed of its effectivity to suppress pains and other involuntary movements depend on CBD’s volume embedded in a weed. Though it may sound conflicting with the prescriptions, the higher the CBD it has, the faster and longer it will remain.
Just like the other medicines, this magical strain also brings notable side effects which happen hours after consuming an Indica strain. However, these side effects pose no threat and do not bring a life-threatening situation to its users:
- poor judgment
- anxious mood
Consumption of this type of weed is not recommended for people living active lives at night.
How the World Reacts
Relying on Historical Accounts, Cannabis Indica has been widely embraced by different communities around the world. Starting from the Ancient civilizations of China, India, Mesopotamia, even the Egyptian Empires- the humankind utilized Cannabis well, either for industrial or medicinal purposes.
In the present times, however, the public consumption of Cannabis has been much reduced due to substance abuse and monopoly of plantation due to the plants’ commercial and medical value.
There are ongoing mass struggles and legal protests to reconsider Cannabis strains, like Indica ones, to classify as legal and accessible to the greater public again. The advocates of this reform have battled their sicknesses for years and with the help of Cannabis plants, they recovered and rejuvenated well.
Some of its advocates are local and national politicians in different nations where these strains are legal. Some are even popular personalities. Notably, some of the celebrities who use Indica strains are:
- Whoopi Goldberg
- Morgan Freeman
- Lady Gaga
- Michael Fox
- Tommy Chong
These celebrities experienced different medical conditions which cause unbearable pains with involuntary muscle and neurological-related movements.
Wrapping what you need to know
True enough, Cannabis Indica is a helpful family of Marijuana strains for the past few centuries. It shaped the history of humanity so well, that in fact, some of the turning points in our history were crucially affected by the people who took Indica strains.
Cannabis Indica is now greatly diverse, and this is due to the innovation applied for the past few years. The grow of its sales sharply increased to almost quadruple of a hundred percent for the past century.
Despite its great contributions on different Historical times, the countries of different regions began restricting these ‘harmful’ plants that may ‘poison’ their citizens upon consumption. The total ban started after the Industrial Revolution, where more people discovered the power of Cannabis as a medicinal herb.
Up to this day, the majority of our global community still consider Cannabis Indica strains as harmful, detrimental and unnecessary to their nations. On the other hand, the Netherlands, Uruguay, Canada, other Latin American and European nations began legalizing Cannabis for the good. These steps became another beacon of hope for the workers to pursue their right to freedom of Marijuana usage and continue educating the other people, on Marijuana’s importance in our World History and our current modern lives.
Moreover, the seeds of these strains, though remaining in heavy restrictions, are starting to germinate and grow once again, with the help of noble people who seek for greater medical and recreational access to Cannabis Indica and the other strains of Marijuana, possibly growing in the other regions of our world.