Indica vs. Sativa vs. Hybrid: What’s the Difference Between Cannabis Types?

July 5, 2018 Posted by Options Cannabis Company

There are three main types of cannabis: Sativa, Indica, and hybrid. Sativa and Indica have their own unique properties and effects, and hybrids mix and match portions of both to create combined effects or highlight a specific effect or flavor profile. At Options Medical Center we understand this can be confusing, so we wanted to take a moment to explain each of these varieties.

What is Indica Cannabis?

Commonly associated with “couch lock” or referred to as “In da Couch” indica strains are usually associated with a heavy sedation and relaxation effect. Many consumers enjoy indica as an end of day or nighttime strain due to these properties. This particular cannabis strain may be best enjoyed when you are looking to relax more so than in a social setting.

What is Sativa Cannabis?

Sativa strains are associated with a more uplifting clear headed happy effect vs. the relaxed sedated effects of an indica. The two types are almost exact opposites in the way they affect the consumer. Many consumers enjoy a sativa as more of an all-day productive option to relieve symptoms without the heavy sedation effects of an indica. Sativa is best enjoyed for most consumers in a lively and active environment, especially involving socializing.

What are Hybrid strains?

A hybrid strain can be the best of both worlds and is usually either Sativa or Indica dominant which will give you a good idea of the effects of each particular strain. As mentioned before, the dominance of the cross will determine if the effects are more sedating or uplifting depending on if it is a Sativa or Indica dominant hybrid. A hybrid strain can incorporate things like a high CBD concentration, from one strain and a sedating, relaxing effect from another, providing the benefits of both an Indica and a Sativa.

Get the Best of All 3 Cannabis Types at Options Medical Center Today!

Options Medical Center in Wheat Ridge and Boulder, Colorado carries all three types of cannabis in flower, concentrates, edibles, and more. Our menus make it easy for you to determine which strain you are looking for, and provide more on what to expect. Come in or contact us from our contact page on our website and let us provide you with some of the best medical and recreational cannabis and cannabis products in the state of Colorado!

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The use of cannabis, like any substance, carries potential risks. These risks may include impaired coordination, cognitive effects, and altered perception, which could affect your ability to drive or operate machinery safely. Additionally, cannabis use may have adverse effects on individuals with certain medical conditions or those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. We advise all customers to exercise caution and moderation when consuming cannabis products and to consult with a healthcare professional, especially if you have underlying health concerns or are taking medications that may interact with cannabis.