Indica, Sativa, or Hybrid plants have a wide range of effects. While some offer a more energized approach, others offer a more relaxed and calm sense. On top of that, we have come to the point where we can combine the two for a hybrid performance. But which is best for you? Does it even matter?
Since the dawn of time, man has always tried to get a special effect out of smoking various plants. Sometimes this wasn't so rad. In fact, some would say that smoking some of these plants were "not a good time, man". It's all fun and games until your buddy, Oog, starts screaming at the clouds while uncontrollably crapping his pants...but I digress.
During these "experimental" times, we learned a lot. We figured out which plants would kill us, which would heal us, and which would send us on introspective journeys through the mind.
As time grew on, we developed new ways to study these effects. There was a lot of science involved. Discovering which plants did what was only the tip of the iceberg. There were subspecies of certain plants that contained properties that would provide a spectrum of effects if bred in a specific way. Of course, one of the best results from this quest for further knowledge came in the form of CBD. From there we found that there were two clinical strains of CBD - Indica and Sativa.
Many use the phrase "in-da-couch" to reflect the mellow, relaxing high that it is associated with. For many, Indica is a great way to kick back after a long day at work. It can be also used to help you sleep.
On the other hand, if you use more than what you can tolerate, you can end up with no motivation for the rest of the day. It can make the rest of your day a couch-locked, tv-watching experience. It's not really a bad thing, either. Rainy days often make good movie marathon days.
Those with anxiety can often find that using Indica will help them to relax more easily as it adds utilized therapeutic terpenes to create euphoria.
There are many properties that come from utilizing Sativa strains. In fact, some of the most popular strains in the world including Jack Herer, Sour Diesel, and Super Lemon Haze, are all Sativa.
The most common effects of this strain are primarily energy and focus. This acts as a daytime strain. If you are looking to get motivated and get through your day, this strain works perfectly to get what needs doin', done.
There are therapeutic properties to using Sativa-based strains, but for the most part, the use of this strain is typically for energy and focus.
While it is a great strain to help you complete tasks and get the job done, it is also like coffee. If you are looking to kick back after a long day and want to smoke a joint, make sure that you will want to be up doing activities till later. If you use far too much, you'll be blasting through time and space and end up on "Planet Cheese".
Science does a lot of cool stuff. Genetics is totally one of those really cool science things. When you combine two different strains you can combine the two to develop compounds that have the best of both. A hybrid strain is when you take an Indica and breed it with a Sativa...or vice versa.
On top of that, you can have a Sativa leaning hybrid, or an Indica leaning hybrid. So you can get the overall effects of an Indica with the focusing effects of Sativa.
While the science behind CBD is constantly evolving and developing new and innovative ways to use the plant, some are starting to believe that these properties no longer matter. While the industry is shifting into the next stage in evolution for the CBD plant, the ability to tell between different strains is often what helps new users understand what they are purchasing and what they should expect from the experience. It all starts with understanding what you want and which "Weed Creed" you decide to fall under.
Since we made one of the coolest discoveries ever, the popularity of these strains has been the starting point for anyone looking to get into it. It has also launched fans of the plant to do further research. From the first guy who said, "Here's this cool plant, let's smoke it." to the person today in a lab discovering which compounds work together for the ultimate high, these three components have kickstarted the quest for further advancement and a more fine-tuned and effective future.