Hybrid

Hybrid strains combine the best of both Indica and Sativa strains.

 Hybrids can also often be Indica dominant or Sativa dominant, giving flowers flavors and effects from both families. 

As the name suggests, this plant represents a hybrid combination of both plants. On the recreational front, the hybrid is prized for the fact that it combines important attributes of both important styles of strain.

However, because of how diverse the hybrid strain can be it is difficult to provide a singular description of what it looks like and how it interacts with the human mind.

Hybrid cannabis is the product of cross-breeding two different cannabis strains and two different sexes. Simply put, you’d have one male plant of one strain and one female plant.

The female marijuana plant is be pollinated by the male and the female plant produces seeds of the new strain. Voila! A hybrid has been born.

Many factors go into determining how growers select their two different strains to develop a new strain with optimal characteristics and traits including terpenes, taste, smell, and of course, the medicinal effects.

A major of the cannabis strains you smoke today is going to be hybrid, regardless, if it is labeled Indica or Sativa. You may find marijuana strains that are Sativa dominant or Indica dominant, however, cross-breeding has limited the number of pure Sativa or Indica strains out there.

Indica vs Sativa. Which type of bud comes out on top? You can decide for yourself as we now dive deep into the world of the various types of cannabis strains.