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Medical Marijuana Strain Guide

Indica or Sativa: What’s Right for Me?

When shopping for cannabis, you will find yourself choosing from a selection of fun, creative, and sometimes nonsensical strain names.

The strain names are often based on a longstanding tradition of cannabis growers, and are typically rooted in the geographical origin, genetic lineage of the plant, or as a descriptor of characteristic effects or aromas.

Strain types and their names vary from dispensary to dispensary and region to region (kind of like wine!), but don’t panic! At its core, there are only three major strain types, or genetic classifications, you need to know and understand. We'll help you figure out the rest.

Marijuana Strains

SA
Sativa

Sativa strains tend to be felt in the mind..

Effects
  • Uplifting
  • Energizing
  • Euphoric
  • Cerebral
Helpful For
  • Depression
  • Achieving focus
  • Combating fatigue
  • Daytime use
IN
Indica

Indica strains are often felt in the body..

Effects
  • Relaxing
  • Calming
  • Sedating
Helpful For
  • Anxiety
  • Severe Pain
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Acute Stress
  • Insomnia or Night time use
HY
Hybrid

Hybrid's are genetic crosses of Sativa and Indica strains. They may lean on direction or another..

Effects
  • Relaxing
  • Calming
  • Sedating
Helpful For
  • Anxiety
  • Severe Pain
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Acute Stress
  • Insomnia or Night time use
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