Cannabis Sativa is thought to have originated in the hot, dry climates of Africa, southeast Asia or western Asia, where its varietal characteristics developed in response to long, sunny days. Sativa strains often have higher ratios of THC-to-CBD, resulting in a “mind high,” or an energizing, anxiety-reducing effect. If you use sativa-dominant strains, you may feel productive and creative, not relaxed and lethargic. Because of its stimulating impact, you can use sativa in the daytime.
Each year, cannabis growers produce new and unique strains from different combinations of parent plants. These cannabis hybrids are often grown to target specific effects. Many hybrid cannabis plants are grown in order to increase the THC percentage, but each type has a unique ratio of the two cannabinoids. Farmers and producers select hybrids for their unique impacts. They can range from reducing anxiety and stress to easing symptoms of chemotherapy or radiation.
Cannabis indica originated in the middle east, where its’ varietal characteristics developed as an adaptation to the often harsh climate of the Hindu Kush mountains. Indica strains often have higher ratios of CBD-to-THC, resulting in a high that many seek out for its intensely relaxing effects. It may also reduce nausea and pain, and increase appetite. Because of its deeply sedative effects, Indica is better consumed at night.