Weed strains are often categorized into two major types: Indica and Sativa. These two are the most common strains of weed that people use nowadays. They have a few similarities and so many differences, making it difficult for people, at times, to choose which strain really fits their needs as consumers. And today, if you wish to see a quick comparison between these two strains of weed, read further and find out which of the two would work best for you.



Other than the fact that these two are strains of weed, cannabis indica and cannabis sativa can be quite similar when it comes to their smell. Both of them have a “skunky” odor – close to how beer smells like. Also, both the cannabis indica and cannabis sativa are used in the production of hemp. Furthermore, both of these plants work well when used for recreational purposes and for medical purposes.


There are countless differences between cannabis indica and sativa. First, let’s discuss their effects. Indica is the strain of weed which can give you a very relaxing feeling. That is also the reason why it works amazingly in relieving pain. Sativa, on the other hand, is the weed strain which is known to bring high levels of energy to its users. It is also known to help fight depression and stimulate one’s appetite. It can also bring out the creativity in people.

For indica, the amount of time that you will need to wait for the plant to be mature is 6-8 weeks, which is shorter compared to what sativa is requiring – 10 to 16 weeks. Indica can grow for up to five feet tall, while sativa can reach up to 20 feet. Indica also appears bushy and stout, while sativa appears totally different, since it appears to be nothing else but tall. When it comes to THC content, indica has a low ratio to cannabidol – the opposite of sativa, which has high ratio to cannabidol.


Aside from indica and sativa there are also weed strain hybrids. What farmers do is that they combine many different kinds of weed strains to be able to come up with weed strain breeds that are more beneficial to one’s health and that can bring about a different effect on users. Just imagine combining the effects of the energy-giving sativa and the relaxing properties of indica. Only hybrids can do that and that is why, most of the time, they are sold at prices that are quite higher compared to the pure breeds. Still, the demand for pure breeds remains, since many people are still taking benefit it in the unique effect that each strain can bring.

Considering the similarities and differences between the two, as well as hybrids, what do you think is the strain of weed that can satisfy your needs? Which strain can be the answer the health problems that you have? Before you spend your money to buy such, make sure that you know the pros and cons of using either of these strains to land into smart decisions.