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Indicas, Sativas & Hybrids

Indica vs. Sativa vs. Hybrid, is there a difference? When you walk into a dispensary it’s easy to find yourself overwhelmed with the options in front of you. Indica, Sativa, and Hybrids. What does it all mean? We’re here to break it down for you and help you find the right stain to help match your needs.

Sativa Strains

Sativa strains grow best in the warmer parts of the world such as Central America, South America, and Southeast Asia. Perfect for planting outdoors.
Sativa’s are tall, slender plants that feature skinny leaves that are generally light green. Perfect for daytime use, Sativa’s are known for boosting energy and motivation making them perfect for daytime use.
Sativa’s are also known to help ease the following symptoms
● Headaches
● Nausea
● Appetite loss
● Depression
● ADHD
Sativa strains assist with these issues because they contain high amounts of THC and low amounts of CBD.

Popular Sativa Cannabis Strains

There are dozens (if not hundreds) of Sativa cannabis strains available. A few
of the most popular strains include:
● Durban Poison
● Lemon Drop
● Super Sour Diesel

Indica Strains

Indica strains grow in the harsh, dry climates of the Middle East. They’re perfect for growing indoors.
Physically, the plants are short and bushy with broad, dark green leaves. The buds themselves tend to be a lot denser in Indica plants vs. Sativa plants.Indica effects tend to focus more on the body, which is why people say it causes a “body high.” You may have heard this referred to as “couch lock.” Since Indica strains tend to be so relaxing, they’re best for nighttime use.
Indica’s are also known to help ease the following symptoms:
● Muscle pain
● Nausea
● Insomnia
● Anxiety
The reason Indica strains are thought to have these effects is they have higher CBD levels than Sativa. Most Indica plants contain an almost even amount of CBD and THC.

Popular Indica Cannabis Strains

There are numerous Indica cannabis strains available. A few of the most
popular strains include:
● Forty One
● Kush Mints
● Berriez & Bananaz
Local popularity may vary based on what’s readily available. Some strains grow better in some areas than others.

Hybrid Cannabis Strains

Hybrid cannabis strains are created by crossing a Sativa and an Indica together. Sometimes, hybrids are formed from three or more different strains. Hybrid cannabis strains can be Indica-dominant or Sativa-dominant. The effects a person receives from using these strains depend on the combination of parent strains used.
People may use hybrid strains for several reasons. How they help depends on whether they are more Indica or Sativa.
Some people use hybrids because the head high or body high may not be as potent. Other times, the high is even stronger than a typical strain.

Popular Hybrid Cannabis Strains

There are hundreds of hybrid cannabis strains. A few of the most popular include:
● Face On Fire
● Girl Scout Cookies
● Purple Congo

Selecting the Right Strain

When it comes to selecting your flower, remember three things. Sativa is an upper, Indica is a downer, and the staff at Purple Lotus is always here to help select the best strain that works for you. Be aware of what effects, flavor, and aroma you enjoy the most. At Purple Lotus, we recommend you experiment with a few different strains to play around with levels of terpenes, cannabinoids, and environmental variables.

Do you have more questions about Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid strains?
Contact us today. One of our associates would be happy to answer any questions you still have. You can also check out our line of Indica, Sativa, and hybrid strains.
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