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Hemp Sativa & Indica ?

difference sativa and indica Coffeeshop Smokerdam in Amsterdam Oud-Zuid

Typically, cannabis Indica plants are short, bushy plants with wide leaves. Indica plants typically grow faster and have a higher yield than the sativa variety. Medicine produced from cannabis Indica plants have higher CBD and lower THC counts.


Understanding the difference between the two is important to finding the right strain for each smoker. The two major types of cannabis plants are Indica and Sativa. Each strain has it’s own range of effects on the body and mind resulting in a wide range of medicinal benefits. Indica strains generally provide a sense of deep body relaxation. Sativa strains tend to provide a more energizing experience.






Characteristics of Indica:                    Characteristics of Sativa:

- Relaxing and laid-back                      - Energizing and uplifting

- Reduces anxiety and stress             - Increases the feeling of well-being

- Reduces pain & ailments                 - Encourages creativity

- Stimulates appetite                          - Stimulates appetite

- Improves sleep                                  - Reduces depression

- Reduces nausea                                - Reduces headache and migraine

- Is often used in the evening            - Is often used during the day           



Origin Indica and Sativa.


Cannabis Indica: Most Indica strains come from Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent - Afghanistan, Pakistan, North India, Morocco, etc.


Cannabis Sativa: Mostly from areas around the equator - Thailand, South India, Jamaica, Mexico, etc.



Effects Indica and Sativa.


The effect of an indica is generally described as "stoned", which means that it primarily takes place in the body. Indicas can enhance physical sensations such as taste, touch and sound. The indica effect is known for its physical and mental relaxation. At a higher dose, an indica can also induce sleep.


The Sativa gives a high, best described as energetic, creative, cheerful and sometimes even psychedelic. It is less overwhelming than the stoned of an Indica, and it is less likely that the user will become sleepy.

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