There are some people who don’t sometimes get the results that they want to in some cases. Sometimes when the consume cannabis they get a lot more energy and are clear headed, whereas the indica kinda does cause a drowsier experience in a lot of cases. There’s no specific relationship however between one experience with weed though, regardless of indica or sativa as well, so it doesn’t depend necessarily on the strain.
The different Types
The plant has different kinds of biotypes, which is pretty much what it is characterized by as a plant itself. For example, the sativa plant is in temperate and warmer climates, and they do have thinner branches which go upwards and then are spread out. The buds and leaves are long, pointy, and usually are further apart. They also have a lighter shade, take a bit longer to get to maturity, and also need more time and light than the indica. The smaller THC ratio to weight is also here too because it’s not as dense as the indica plant.
Then there is indica, which thrives better in the mountainous, colder climates. It’s also denser and shorter, with broad and flat leaves. This is actually the plant you see when you see the marijuana leaf. It also is a darker green, grows much faster, has a higher percentage of buds for each pound, and also has a higher ratio of THC to the plant itself because it’s much more dense.
People expect sativa strains to help with energy, can be used during the day, helps with depression, anxiety and stress, reduces pain, offers better focus and inspiration, boosts the serotonin levels, and also gives you the high that makes you feel euphoric. In contrast, we expect indica to numb the body, make us mellow, lighten and relax our mind, helps sedates us, is good for sleep issues, reduces pain and spasms, fights nausea and anxiety, improves your appetite, improves your dopamine, and also gives you that “stoned” feeling rather than euphoric. But sometimes that’s not always the case, and that’s why people sometimes are disappointed when they take an indica and feel a different sort of benefit. Depending on the purpose and breeding, there can be different types of experience. So what else causes this. Terpenes, and also the CBD contents that are in this also cause this type of response too.
CBD in these Plants
CBD in a sativa plant usually only goes up to 17%, with the balanced being up to 18%, and of course, for indica it’s 17% too, and usually, they offer anywhere from 5-30% THC. The CBD can also go up a bit higher though, and sometimes, if there are higher THC counts, it can also help with sleep latency, nausea, and pain. Those that have around 20% CBD do end up helping with daytime fatigue, anxiety of all kinds, and sleep disorders.
If you see something with a 10% THC/CBD and then 30% of the other, you shouldn’t be having this, since it’s not supposed to be that high. Hybrids usually however have a lot more CBD than the THC, and it’s important to look at all of the different kinds. Remember that the difference sin this aren’t caused by a wrongfully labeled plant, but instead, there are terpenes and a diverse amount of CBD and other compounds, along with other nutrients. This is why the plant does need to be studied a bit more to fully get the effects, but there are a variety of different therapeutic benefits that come with this too.