Marijuana is one of the most commonly used drugs in the world, be it for medical or recreational purposes. It has many strains which are used by different people for different purposes. Two of the most popular strains are Indica and sativa. These two, however, also have different varieties under them. Each of them has different effects when used. These effects are what will be discussed in this article.
The effects of Indica Vs Sativa strains.
The main thing that causes the differing effects that different strains of marijuana have is their chemical compounds, i.e., cannabinoids. CBD and THC are the main compounds that cause the different effects of these strains. CBD (Cannabidiol) is a non-intoxicating and non-addictive compound while THC (tetrahydrocanabidion) is the cause of what is commonly referred to as the ‘high’ feeling. The effects of CBD are mostly medicinal while THC is mostly used for recreational purposes, as it causes general relaxation of the body. Therefore, the effects of these two strains, or any other strain for that matter, depends on the amount of THC and CBD available in a unit of the drug.
Another cause of these differences is the terpenes of the strain. Terpenes are compounds that give a particular strain its characteristic aroma. They are of different kinds, which causes the difference in the effects.
The Sativa strains have a lower level of CBC than THC. Sativa strains produce a ‘high’ feeling in an individual when consumed. This makes the consumer more active and excited. The individual has more energy to do their tasks, both physical and mental, as they feel more creative and focused. They are also more social and outgoing. Sativa is also used to mitigate stress and anxiety. Sativas are usually consumed during the day, as their ability to increase a person’s activity is very helpful during the day.
Indica strains, on the other hand have higher levels of CBD when compared to Sativas. THC values may vary, though not by a lot, when compared to sativas. Indicas are mostly known to make their consumers deeply relaxed. It is mostly associated with full body effects such as heavy limbs, sleepiness and euphoria. Due to their sedating effects, indicas are mostly referred to as a night-time strains. This means that they are better used at night as they inhibit most of the body’s functions, therefore it is not advisable to use them during the day.
In conclusion, when talking about the effects of Indica vs Sativa strains, they are both similar and different, depending on how one looks at it. All varieties of marijuana have different effects on an individual. With people trying to grow strains that have higher levels of THC every day, these effects will only differ further. One, therefore, can choose for themselves what strain they want to use based on what they hope to achieve by ingesting cannabis by the Green Ace .