Sativa is known to induce stimulating psychoactivity, typically leading to the “head high” many users report. After ingestion, most users report feeling energized and cerebral high. This is more uplifting for the patient, allowing them to be more active and social. Some people find an enhancement in creativity and productivity as well.
They’re well known for their ability to relieve symptoms, while still allowing the user to go about their daily life without feeling too tired or “couch-locked.”
Indica is known to induce sedative psychoactivity, typically leading to the “body high” many users report. After ingestion, most people feel a sense of full body relaxation, calming of their central and peripheral nervous system, creating a “chill out” sensorium for the user. Some people remember the effects of indica by its “couch-lock” effect. Cognitively, this strain tends to be more anti-social given that, for the majority, it enhances introspection and a sense/comfortability with “alone time”. Some people find this strain to be a great stress reliever and sleeping aid.
Hybrid strains are the best of both worlds for many people. Hybrid strains are a cross of two or more strains of cannabis, allowing the desired effects of both Indica and Sativa strains in one hybrid strain. For example, let’s say a person has arthritis pain. A hybrid strain would allow him to reap the benefits of Indica’s pain relief without becoming too drowsy.