Exploring the Different Types of Cannabis Strains

With the legalization of cannabis in many states and countries, there is a wide variety of cannabis strains available for consumers to choose from. It can be overwhelming for new users, as there are three main categories of cannabis strains—Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica, and Hybrid. Let’s explore the differences between these types.

Cannabis Sativa 

Cannabis Sativa is known to provide more energizing effects than Cannabis Indica. Its effects can range from uplifting and energizing to creative and even psychedelic at higher doses. The physical appearance of Cannabis Sativa plants typically have thin leaves and grow tall (sometimes up to 20 feet). It’s also known for its sweet taste and pungent aroma. Common ailments that can be treated with this strain include fatigue, depression, pain relief, and migraines. 

Cannabis Indica 

Unlike Cannabis Sativa which produces more energetic effects, Cannabis Indica is known for producing relaxing body highs that make it perfect for nighttime use or those who are looking to relax after a long day. This strain tends to have broader leaves than its counterpart, grows shorter in height (typically 2-4 feet) and has a skunky aroma with earthy flavors. Common ailments that can be treated with this strain include anxiety, insomnia, muscle spasms/pain relief, headaches/migraines as well as nausea. 


Hybrids are created when breeders cross two different types of strains together in order to create one strain with specific traits from both parent plants. Hybrids can be either sativa-dominant or indica-dominant meaning they may produce more energizing effects like sativas or more relaxing effects like indicas depending on what they are bred with. They come in all shapes sizes and colors so it’s important to do your research before choosing one!   Common ailments that can be treated with this strain include depression, stress relief, pain relief as well as headaches/migraines.                            

Conclusion:  From stimulating sativas to calming indicas and everything in between – there’s something out there for everyone! Before making your purchase it’s important to do some research about various strains so you know exactly what you’re getting into before you consume them – especially if you are new user or don’t have any experience using cannabis products! If you need help finding the right type of strain for your needs – don’t hesitate reach out to local dispensaries who will be able to assist with finding the right type of product for you!