Indica strains are popular for their relaxing, comforting, and sedative effects.

Comparing Indica vs Sativa strains, an Indica strain typically will offer a “body high.” Common uses for Indica strains are stress relief, pain relief, and insomnia. Hybrid strains will offer a combination of both Indica and Sativa qualities.

The difference between Indica and Sativa is that Sativa strains more commonly give a “head high.” 

Indica plants are broadly described as being shorter marijuana plants with thick stems, broad leaves, and dense buds because they tend to grow slower than Sativa in the vegetation cycle.

It is thought that this is an evolutionary development that equipped the plant to thrive in the cold, harsh environment of the Himalayan Mountains on which it was originally found.

Indica flowers, stems, and leaves are usually coated in thick THC trichomes to fortify the plant from the harshness of unstable winter climates.

There are many popular Indica strains including but not limited to Northern Lights x Big BudsCritical Kush,  Shiatsu Kush, Blueberry Kush, Bubba Kush, and GDP. 

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.