If you’re not a stranger to cannabis, you’ve definitely heard the terms Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid. And if not, welcome to the canna-club! These strain categories determine the way that the cannabis effects your mind and body. Depending on the strain, the way you feel differs considerably from one another.
Attributes of Indica
Because of the higher levels of CBD cannabinoids in indica and indica-dominant hybrid strains, they are often experienced as more of a sedated, body high. These strains are popular for nighttime use to relieve aches and pains and help the body fall asleep at night.
As far as the plant itself, indicas are identified by their short, broad leaves. They’re often a deeper shade of green, which signifies a higher level of chlorophyll (a term you probably haven’t thought about since high school biology class).
Along with cannabinoids, terpenes play a major role in the distinction from one strain to another. Terpenes effect strains in the way that they smell and taste, and differ throughout both indicas and sativas. They can range from citrus, berries, to pine, and more. Finding terpenes that you personally enjoy helps you to hone in on your taste in strains, like finding the perfect flavor profile in a craft brew.
So what do I want?
Although indicas generally have similar characteristics, each individual strain has things that make them unique from one another. Keep in mind your preferences when it comes to smell, taste, and the experience you are seeking out. The properties of indica strains are present beyond just flower. Consider trying edibles, tinctures, vapes, and more to control the length and intensity of your high. Do you want to feel mellow, creative, focused, happy, hungry? For how long? Let one of our blissologists know and we can help point you in the right direction! Or, if you’re shopping online, sort products by Indica. By equipping yourself with knowledge on your own tastes and preferences, shopping for cannabis shifts from being slightly overwhelming to full of JOY!