Sativa

Sativa Strains

Sativa Strains; Indica; Hybrid. When you step into the world of getting high, these plant types are the first terms you’ll learn.

And though we think of sativa to provide upper effects, indica to provide sleepy effects, and hybrids to fall somewhere along the happy medium,

the truth is that there are so many strains under each umbrella that we could never establish a real

1:1 plant type to effects relationship.

So if you’re wanting to try sativas, it’s way more important to know cannabis genetics than it is to generalize the whole family.

And with thousands of cannabis strains out there, all providing different effects, it’s a little daunting to choose which sativas to try — especially if you’re new to them.

But because I love you, and I love weed, I’ve dwindled that list down to seven frequent flyers.

These selections are a mixture of sativa strains that are among the easiest to find, known for THC content, and renowned within weed culture. These are the best sativa strains.

Marijuana Strains

If you’ve read a little about marijuana, or if you enter most dispensaries, you might see the words indica, sativa, and hybrid.

Generally, most people divide marijuana into these three categories.

Indica, which originates from the Hindu Kush mountains of India, is believed to have a relaxing effect on the user.

Sativa has a more energizing effect, while hybrid is a combination of the two.

Many industry experts, however, are reconsidering the indica, sativa and hybrid categories. According to Amos Elberg,

head of data science at Confident Cannabis, these terms are more or less meaningless.

“We see samples of all cannabis products tested through our partner labs, and when we look at all the data, particularly of the chemical makeup of flower,

we see no identifiable characteristics that are consistent with indica, sativa, or hybrid,” he explains.

“Essentially people are using these terms as catchalls for effect, but they’re not all consistent with those effects. Some indica makes some people wired, not couch-locked, for instance.”

In other words, people shouldn’t be alarmed if a reportedly energizing sativa strain has more of a mellowing effect,

or if an indica strain makes them feel more bubbly and excitable.

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