Types of Cannabis
Early taxonomic distinctions between cannabis indica and cannabis sativa began in the 18th century when differences between their structure and resin production were first noted. The hybrid category was adopted later on, as growers began mixing genetics from different geographic locations.
Indica’s are believed to have originated in the Hindu Kush region near Afghanistan, where they developed thick coats of resin as protection against the harsh climate and conditions. Sativa’s thrive in temperate areas closer to the equator amidst more variable weather patterns.
Sativa’s are generally considered to be uplifting and creative with cerebrally-focused effects. It is good for the use of depression, ADD, fatigue and psychological mood disorders. The general feeling you receive from this type of strain is creativity, energy, and euphoria.
Indica’s tend to be the opposite and tend to be sedating and relaxing full body effects. Indica’s are good for insomnia, anxiety, and pain. One would expect to feel Euphoria, happiness, a feeling of relaxation and will make you sleepy. The old saying is “In Da Couch”.
Through years of crossbreeding Sativa’s and Indica’s, you have hybrids that are composed of a Sativa and Indica. Most strains today are not 100% Sativa or Indica and will contain a percentage of both types of plants.