A Guide On Indicas And Sativas


When you go to an ABCann Global cannabis shop or any cannabis shop in Calgary, you’ll notice how cannabis is divided into strain categories. Why is this so? Cannabis is cannabis, right?

The reason they are divided into categories is to differentiate between the effects and cannabinoid content of the plants. Mainly, cannabis is divided into three categories: indica, sativa and hybrid. Even a strain called cannabis ruderalis exists but it has no ‘high effect’ which is associated with the other strains.

Indicas and sativas both have that psychoactive high effect. However, cannabis users and growers may sometimes have a hard time differentiating between the effects. This has to do because of where indicas and sativas originated from. Indicas originated in colder areas like Afghanistan. Whereas sativas originated in hot and humid places.

Difference Between Indicas And Sativas

Indicas are also known informally as ‘in da couch’ by stoners. Indicas have a great sedating effect. The feeling is more commonly like sinking into a couch, hence the informal nickname ‘in da couch’ emerged. Indicas are great for when you want to relax while watching a movie or listening to songs. They help you calm your mind and body and gets rid of the stress you carry. You can even use indicas with the help of a vaporizer by Budderweeds, offered in ABCann Global cannabis shops.

Indicas stems are short and stocky. The leaves are flat with dense foliage. Indicas are also mainly bred for hashish. They were literally made for the production of hashish. These plants adapt to harsh environments. Plus, indicas plants tend to grow very quickly. About 6 to 8 weeks.

Some common pure indica strains are God’s Gift and Hindu Kush.

Sativa plants, on the other hand, have invigorating cerebral effects. They are great to be used when there are social gatherings. Since they originated in sunnier climates, these plants can grow up to 18 feet tall and have long skinny leaves. A few pure sativa strains which are common are Ghost Train Haze, Chernobyl, Durban Poison, Panama Red, etc.

Indicas and sativas are usually smoked in a dried flower form. That is what is most common in Calgary and easily available. You can even find them in cannabis based shops such as ABCann Global. Even cannabis oil is available in Calgary but they’re expensive for stoners.

When you ask a stoner what the difference between an indica and sativa is, you’d probably get an answer like ‘I get high’ or ‘they help me relax and get stoned’. All cannabis strains have that effect, except ruderalis. The reason differentiating has become tough for cannabis users is because there are many indica and sativa hybrids in the market. It is rare to find an indica or sativa dried flower.

If you’re looking for indica or sativa dried flowers or hybrids or even cannabis oil, make sure to try to get them from ABCann Global. They have franchises and shops in Calgary and other cities in Canada. ABCann Global even sells products by Budderweeds purely for recreational purposes. And don’t forget to check out what each province is offering through Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS), Alberta Cannabis, BC Cannabis Store, Societe Quebec de Cannabis‘ websites.