Frequently Asked Questions
While these terms have a lot of different meanings to people who use cannabis, we use these terms to describe the perceived psychological/physical effects from their usage.
The terms “indica,” “sativa,” and “hybrid” actually come from, and how a cannabis strain’s chemical profile interacts with your unique body to make you feel effects.
different species of cannabis: Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica. The term “sativa” described hemp plants found in Europe and western Eurasia, where it was cultivated for its fiber and seeds. Cannabis indica refers to the intoxicating varieties discovered in India, where it was harvested for its seeds, fiber, and hashish production.
A primary cannabis cultivar type known to be calming and relaxing. These cultivars are ideal for activities during the evening that require little to no physical activity or social interaction. In terms of effects, Indica cultivars provide a high for your mind and body, creating a sedated and sleepy state of mind.
A primary cannabis cultivar known to be energizing and cerebral. These cultivars are ideal for activities during the daytime that require physical activity at a high level of social interaction. In terms of effects, Sativa cultivars provide a high for your mind, jumpstarting creativity, focus and mental energy.
A primary cannabis cultivar type that lives between Indica and Sativa. These cultivars are classified by their ability to produce a unique balance of Indica and Sativa effects. Hybrids can be both energizing and relaxing, depending on their specific cultivar lineage.
Since hybrid weed strains derive genetics from indicas and sativas, their ensuing effects can also pull from both indica and sativa strains. Common effects include happy, euphoric, uplifting, energetic, relaxing—it all depends on which hybrid you consume and what effects its “parent” strains are known to produce.
Looking at a hybrid’s lineage (its parent strains) may give you a better sense of what kind of effects it will produce; for example, if it has more indica in its lineage, it might have effects more associated with those strains.