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Sativa vs. Indica

Sativa and Indica have been terms thrown around in the cannabis community for ages, but what does each strain classification actually mean, and why do we use it? 

Sativa and Indica are a way for growers to classify cannabis plants. Both strains have unique physical characteristics, along with the physiological effects they have when you partake. Sativa plants tend to be taller with narrow leaves, while Indica plants tend to be shorter with broad leaves. Sativa is known for its uplifting and euphoric high, making it an ideal daytime herb. Indica tends to give you a relaxing body high that’s perfect for nighttime.

What’s the difference between Sativa and Indica? 

Sativa plants are taller with narrow leaves. They have longer flowering cycles and do best in warm climates. Popular Sativa strains include Sour Diesel, Lemon Haze, and Jack Herer.

Indica plants are short and stout with broad leaves. They can grow in cooler climates and have shorter flowering cycles. Some Indica strains include Grandaddy Purp, Do-Si-Dos, and King Louis XIII.

Sativa Deep Dive: 

A Daytime High // Brain tingling, creativity boosting experience. 

While not all Sativa strains will energize you, most people notice that Sativas tend to give you a more intense “head high.” A brain tingling, uplifting effect. You might feel sharpened focus, a boost of creativity, and a general uplifting feeling.

Indica Deep Dive: 

A Nightime High // Quiets the mind with a body melting experience. 

Not all Indica strains will put you “in-da-couch,” but most people associate Indicas with a more intense body high. You might feel your arms, legs, and eyelids get heavy. People prefer to use Indicas to help with insomnia and relaxation.

How to pick the right strain for you:

Shopping for cannabis can sometimes be complicated. Whether you’re selecting a strain for a specific mood or something for every day, you probably have clear expectations of what you want from the experience. 

Finding the right strain for you can sometimes be a little bit of trial and error. The terpenes and cannabinoid percentages can have as much to do with the experience as the Sativa or Indica strain.

The nice thing about Delta-8 is that it’s much less intense than Delta-9 THC, making it the perfect companion for your next outdoor or indoor adventure. Whether you’re looking for an energizing boost or just trying to chill — choose the strain that fits your vibe. We’ve got eight different Delta-8 strains for every mood.