What is a Sativa?
Sativa strains of medicinal marijuana are usually uplifting and stimulating. If you’ve ever smoked or ingested cannabis that makes everything funny and puts you in a great mood, it was probably from a Sativa strain. It creates a feeling of comfort, non-drowsy, and usually introspective highs. The effects of smoking or ingesting a Sativa makes them particularly popular among artists and creatives. Sativa has been reported to potentially aid with treating mental and behavioral problems, to treating depression, stress and ADHD. However, more research needs to be done to confirm what effect it actually has.
What is an Indica?
The major difference between Sativa’s and Indica’s is while a Sativa can make you feel alert, active, and aware, an Indica will have a relaxing feel on the body. The physical effects of an Indica strain commonly include a drowsy and mellow mood with stress and pain relief. Indica’s are one of the more suggested strains when using it for medicinal purposes as it has been reported to potentially aid with treating sleeping disorders such as insomnia, fibromyalgia, body aches and pains. Indica’s are also reported to potentially aid with treating Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Fibromyalgia and Lupus. However, more research needs to be done to confirm what effect it actually has.