Modified on: 21/09/2023
WHAT IS LEGAL CANNABIS SATIVA, HOW IT DIFFERS FROM CANNABIS INDICA AND THE TOP 5 OF THE BEST STRAINS OF 2023.
Sativa marijuana and Indica marijuana are the two main types of cannabis, from which all the strains of CBD and regular weed in the world derive. These two types of cannabis are born in different regions, give very other effects and have very distinct morphological characteristics.
Likewise, all hybrid cannabis strains that are Indica or Sativa predominant – that is, with genetics prevalent of one or the other type – usually manifest most of the characteristics of the dominant kind of marijuana.
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Today we want to talk to you about the differences between Sativa and Indica, focusing more on the first type and pointing out the best Sativa-dominant CBD cannabis strains present in our Justbob legal marijuana online shop.
Differences between Sativa and Indica marijuana: let’s start from the origins.
There is no “official” difference between Sativa plants and Indica plants in the scientific field: they both belong to the macro-category of Cannabis Sativa L., but come from different countries.
The different origins have led the two types of plants to adapt to entirely alien environments and climatic conditions and, consequently, develop clearly distinguishable characteristics.
These differences have led the world to make a clear distinction between Indica and Sativa.
Speaking of origins, cannabis Sativa originates in equatorial regions, such as Thailand, South India, Jamaica, Mexico and more. However, the marijuana Indica comes from Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent, or countries like Afghanistan, Pakistan, northern India, Tibet, Nepal, etc. As we have anticipated, the growth under different climatic and environmental conditions has led to plants’ development with significantly different characteristics.
Morphology of cannabis Sativa and cannabis Indica plants in comparison.
Sativa marijuana plants are much taller than Indica cannabis plants: if the latter does not exceed 150 cm in height, Sativa can grow to 4-5 meters.
The stem of the Sativa is slender, and the branches are evenly distributed throughout the main stem. On the contrary, the stem of the Indica is more stocky. It develops similar to a candlestick (but also resembles the shape of a small fir).
The cannabis Sativa buds are larger than those produced by cannabis Indica: they have more space to develop as they grow along the entire length of the branches, rather than growing in clusters around the stem and branches’ nodes as it happens with cannabis Indica flowers.
Despite this, Sativa buds are less bulky than Indica marijuana CBD buds; being larger and airy, they have less density.
Sativa flowers also tend to have a less intense smell than Indica flowers, both during growth and after drying.
Let’s focus now on the inflorescences and their effects.
Sativa and Indicaflowering: timing, bud morphology and effects.
The flowering times of cannabis Indica are faster than Sativa: Indica usually flowers in around 45 to 60 days. Sativa plants, on the other hand, flower in approximately 60-90 days.
However, Sativa has a faster vegetative growth phase than Indica, so the development times of the two types of cannabis are more or less the same.
Sativa marijuana CBD flowers are large, elongated and grow along entire branches. In contrast, Indica flowers grow clustered in the stem and branches’ internodal spaces and have a more rounded shape, similar to popcorn.
The effects of the flowers of the two types of cannabis are also very different.
Cannabis Sativa effects
Speaking of regular high THC cannabis Sativa, the most distinctive effects are the following:
- Stimulants of creativity and concentration
Among the adverse effects, we find possible anxiety and paranoia.
The responsibility for all these effects is THC, which CBD does not mitigate as the latter is present in the plant in small quantities.
Cannabis Indica effects
The most distinctive effects of Indica cannabis, which also has a good level of Cannabidiol, are the following:
Relaxing both mentally and muscles
- Often soporific
- Pain relievers
As you can imagine, the effects of Indica cannabis are more suited to relaxing use, while those of Sativa is more suited to recreational use.
The effects of legal cannabis, Sativa or Indica, are very similar to each other due to the (almost) total absence of THC.
Effects of Sativa and Indica legal weed
THC is the psychoactive cannabinoid of the cannabis plant, and all the mental effects of both Sativa-dominant and Indica-dominant strains depend on it.
The difference in the effects of the two different types of cannabis mainly depends on the THC / CBD ratio. Indica has high THC and has exciting amounts of CBD, which moderate the psychotropic effects of THC. In contrast, Sativa has a strong psychoactive impact since it has small percentages of CBD.
In legal marijuana, THC is present in quantities of less than 0.2%. In comparison, CBD (which mitigates the action of THC and has exclusively bodily effects) can even exceed 20% in both Indica and Sativa. For this reason, CBD weed only acts on our body, without causing psychotropic effects.
More precisely, here are the main effects of CBD and, consequently, of Sativa and Indica legal hemp :
- Relaxing (muscle level)
As you probably know, cannabidiol is an essential subject of scientific study precisely because of its high therapeutic potential.
We have one last task: to list the best Sativa dominant strains in our Justbob shop!
The best legal Sativa cannabis strains on Justbob
Here are the most popular types of Sativa-dominant legal online hemp of 2023: