Today, it is widely accepted that marijuana has two different species: Indica and Sativa. Crossbreeding of the two types has led to a wide variety of hybrid strains with unique characteristics.
The differences between Indica and Sativa remain a subject of much debate, especially among scientists who study the plant. However, most agree that Indica and Sativa plants are distinct in a number of ways.
Indica dominant strains are commonly used for pain relief and are often recommended for patients suffering from insomnia. They are suitable for night-time smoking.
Benefits of Indica:
Relieves body pain
Relieves spasms, reduces seizures
Relieves headaches and migraines
Relieves anxiety or stress
Sativa dominant strains tend to have an uplifting, energetic and “cerebral” effect that is best suited for daytime smoking.
Benefits of Sativa:
Feelings of well-being and at-ease
Uplifting and cerebral thoughts
Stimulates and energizes
Increases focus and creativity