When choosing from a great assortment of cannabis strains on the shelves of the store, you may use your own experience or advice from friends. If you are a true fan of marijuana, then you have noticed that there is a noticeable distinction between different strains.
The growing techniques, the environment, and the amount of sunlight definitely play a significant role in the way the flowers turn out. But experienced growers can use their skills to produce the plants that will be easily recognizable as one strain or the other. Why then is it so hard for a smoker to find consistency among various samples of the same strain? To understand the difference between Indica and Sativa, let us dive into genetics and breeding.
People tend to think that Indica has a more sedating and relaxing effect that literally “ties” you to the couch while Sativas leave us feeling full of energy. Due to this contrast, smokers prefer using Indicas at nighttime and Sativas in the morning. Both cannabis types are used by patients who are seeking symptom reduction. Indicas are turned to for insomnia and pain, Sativas—for stress and depression.
Hybrids are the combination of two. It is the “balance” variant among strains as it offers a little bit of the effect each one of them can bring to you separately. The way we choose any strain is driven by our experience. However, sometimes, our expectations are wrong because the two types of cannabis compounds, cannabinoids and terpenes, make each strain not similar to the other one. Terpenes and cannabinoids are the molecular structures that bring unique properties, like smell or flavor, to the strains. Exactly these compounds modulate different effects of strains on your body and mind.
This fact may help you understand why you may get different effects from seemingly the same product. As an example let us take Blue Dream It is the sativa strain that is expected to uplift us. But sometimes, you may get the completely opposite effect. The reason is another way of growing the plant. Anyway, the more we research, the more has to be reviewed and changed.