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7 Cannabis Sativa Facts

7 Cannabis Sativa Facts

When talking about cannabis, recreational or medicinal, there are two main classifications: indica and sativa. Strains that are pure sativa or pure indica share a set of typical effects. Cultivators combine these strains to create hybrids, which is where the majority of strains available fall. You can know a lot about how a cannabis strain may affect you if you know whether sativa or indica is more dominant. Here are some facts about the popular cannabis sativa plant.

Sativa strains mainly affect the head. They’re popular due to the euphoric energy they provide, often stimulating creative or deep thinking.

You’re more likely to experience visual effects with sativa strains.

cannabis sativa

Cannabis sativa is native to countries near the equator. They thrive in warm, outdoor conditions.

You can visually tell the difference between indica and sativa. Sativa is tall and thin while indica plants are short and bushy.

Sativa strains are most effective for treating mental health and behavioral issues.

20 ft cannabis plant

Sativa plants can grow very large, up to 20 feet!

Sativa strains tend to be higher in THC while indica typically has more CBD.

Remember, although sativa and sativa-hybrid strains will share typical effects, each strain has a unique profile. The inclusion of terpenes and other cannabinoids are what make for such a wide variety of cannabis strains. This, in addition to your own individual body chemistry will determine how a strain affects you. Experimentation is half the fun!