How to tell the difference between an Indica, Sativa and Hybrid

One of the most confusing terms in the cannabis world is Indica, Sativa and Hybrid. Learn how to tell them apart and which one might be better for you.

Understand the difference between an Indica, Sativa and Hybrid

In the cannabis world, there are three main types of cannabis: Indica, Sativa and Hybrid. To make things even more confusing, each of these strains can be further classified as an indica, sativa or hybrid.  So how do you know which one you should choose? It’s not always easy to tell what’s best for you. But we’re here to help! 

First off, let’s talk about the differences between Indica, Sativa and Hybrid strains.  Indica strains are known for producing sedative effects and are often used for pain relief.  Indica would typically be a better choice for someone needing relief from chronic pain or anxiety.  Sativas have a stimulating effect that is well-known for helping with mental health issues like anxiety and depression.  Sativas tend to be more energizing and euphoric.  Sativa would also be a better option for someone who needs help staying focused or alert.  Hybrids can take on either an Indica or Sativa profile depending on the strain they’re paired with. They produce a unique combination of both effects in their highs that makes them very popular among consumers seeking a medley of sensations from their marijuana experience.

Which is better for you

When it comes to cannabis varieties, there are three types: Indica, Sativa and HybridIndicas typically grow short and stocky, with a higher concentration of CBD and lower levels of THC. Sativas have long, thin leaves that are more widely spaced on the stem and contain a higher concentration of THC than Indicas. The difference between the Indica, Sativa and Hybrid strains is that the Indica is a shorter plant that has a shorter flowering time and the Sativa is a taller plant with a longer flowering time. The hybrids are a cross of the two, so they are not as short or tall as either one. Hybrids typically have a mix of both Sativa and Indica traits and are known to be the most difficult to classify by taste or smell.  There’s no definitive answer as to which is better for you: each variety has its own benefits! So, the best way to find out what works best for you is through trial-and-error.  


What strain is best? Well, it really depends on what you are looking for.   If you know what kind of high you are looking for, then you can find a strain that would produce those effects.  If you have never tried it before, it is just a matter of trial and error to find the perfect cannabis strain for your needs.  You can purchase your stains at

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