Know The Difference: Sativa vs. Indica
Cannabis is an effective treatment option for a variety of medical conditions. Over time, growers across the world have created different strains.
Understanding the difference between strains is important to understand how cannabis can work specifically for you. The different types of cannabis plants, at the most basic level, are indica and sativa.
Indica plants are produced with a large amount of CBD and less THC. Medicinal strains of indica are often used for increased mental relaxation, muscle relaxation, decreased nausea, decreased acute pains, increased appetite and increase of dopamine levels. Indica strains are also used to help patients experiencing insomnia.
Sativa plants have a greater amount of THC and a smaller amount of CBD. Sativa medicinal strains are best for daytime use. Patients commonly use sativa for anti-anxiety, anti-depression, treatment with chronic pain, increased focus and creativity, and an increased serotonin level.
Making the Decision
When choosing between sativa and indica, you should consider your specific medical condition/symptoms and talk with your doctor or budtender about which strain is right for you. Sometimes it is a matter of trial and error, as every patient and symptoms are different.