What is the difference between Sativa and Indica Weed Strains?
So you’re looking to order weed online? You do a quick Google search for an online weed store near me, and Terra Tonic pops up as one of your top results, so you click on it. Once on their website, you see two sections: Cured Gas and Cured Fire.
What do those product categories mean? At Terra Tonic, this is how we classify our cannabis strains according to their type: Indica, Sativa and Hybrid strains. If you’re new to buying weed online, you may not know what these terms mean. Here we have broken down the difference between these three strain types to help you choose the best one for you and truly elevate your high.
In Terra Tonic’s Cured Fire section, you’ll find a selection of Sativa and Hybrid cannabis strains. Why do we refer to these strains as ‘Cured Fire’? Because the type of high they elicit is like lighting a fire under your bottom and providing a boost of energy that is perfect for daytime highs.
Sativa cannabis plants can be recognized by their slender stalks, with sparse branches and long, thin leaves. These plants are immediately recognizable among other cannabis strains since they will grow noticeably taller.
Cured flower from a sativa plant that is ready for smoking will have a higher proportion of THC than other cannabinoids. THC is one of two primary cannabinoids found in marijuana plants that contribute to the high they provide; THC is psychoactive, which means it affects the mind more than the body, eliciting a “head” high. Sativa highs are energetic and cerebral, often stimulating creativity and focus, along with uplifted moods and more positive perspectives.
For beginners, the potent psychedelic effects of Sativa strains might be overwhelming and leave them too spaced out to be productive; these users may want to avoid indulging in Sativa strains when looking to do brainwork but can find themselves very physically productive, ma, andking it helpful for housework and errands.
If you happen to be a cannabis user who finds the head high of a pure Sativa strain to be a bit mind-boggling, a Hybrid cannabis strain can provide a cerebral high that isn’t overwhelming. Hybrid strains are bred from Sativa and Indica parents to provide a more balanced high between mind and body effects. As a result, these strains are preferred by habitual stoners and medicinal cannabis users, as they provide them less spacey head highs and mild therapeutic effects to the body without being sedative, allowing them to remain productive throughout their day.
Medicinal hybrid strains have been found to provide relief for chronic and acute pain, nausea, migraines and have great anti-inflammatory properties that can aid with symptoms of conditions such as arthritis and autoimmune diseases. Hybrid strains are also popular for managing mood disorders and mental health issues, especially depression, due to their uplifting effects.
Typically, users may find that Hybrid strains offer an immediate burst of energy and cognitive stimulation that tapers off to meditative focus, and eventually soothes you into sluggishness that can drift you off to restful sleep. With the proliferation of craft cannabis farms, Hybrid strains are currently the most popular and plentiful, with growers experimenting with some of the most iconic parent strains to yield varying effects.
At Terra Tonic, we classify our Indica strains as ‘Cured Gas’ – it’s a playful way to refer to their ability to knock you out, like toxic gas. Many Indica cannabis strains or Indica-dominant Hybrid strains have aptly named some sort of ‘Diesel’ for their gassy aroma and high potency.
These plants are identifiable as being short and bushy with a thicker stalk, more closely spaced branches, and broad leaves. The wider stalks and lives allow Indica cannabis plants to soak up light and grow much faster than other strains, making Indica strains very plentiful. Like their condensed appearance, Indicas highs pack a big punch with less as they contain higher THC and CBD quantities.
As mentioned earlier, cannabis plants contain two primary cannabinoids: THC and the other, CBD. CBD is not psychoactive and does not provide a head high, but is the cannabinoid that provides the sedative body high that marijuana is known for. For this reason, Indica weed strains should be reserved for evening use or days off dedicated to self-care and tv-bingeing. There is mild CBD content in Hybrid strains, which contributes to the balancing and medicinal effects.
The sedative effects of Indica strains also have great mental health benefits, particularly to high-energy disorders like anxiety and bipolar, as they can calm and soothe hyperactive nerves and mania. Indica strains are also often used in treating eating disorders, as they stimulate appetite and aid discomfort associated with digestive disorders. If insomnia is an issue, smoking an Indica strain is a highly beneficial sleep aid and an important part of many people’s nighttime routine.
Shop Sativa, Indica & Hybrid Strains at Terra Tonic’s Online Weed Store
Ready to choose the perfect cannabis strain for you? Head over to Terra Tonic’s online weed store, where we stock a huge selection of high-quality Canadian-grown craft cannabis in a wide variety of Indica, Sativa and Hybrid cannabis strains to suit your preference.
We also take care to provide a variety of methods to chase your preferred high. In our online weed store, you’ll find potent marijuana flower sold in quarter-ounce bags, plus a free sample gram, as well as cannabis oil vapes, distillate vapes, and cannabis tinctures for discrete use and precise dosing.
Our team makes it quick and easy to order weed online with flat-rate same-day shipping on small orders and FREE same-day shipping on orders over $150 within the GTA. We’re committed to customer satisfaction and are proud to offer free returns if you’re not completely satisfied.
Order your weed online from Terra Tonic’s online weed store, and discover the difference an elevated high makes!