Sativa and Indica are the two different cannabis strains, which determine it’s qualities, properties and effects it has upon consumption. It’s often people have heard of Sativa and Indica, however – not many know what the contrast between the two. So, what is the actual difference between Sativa and Indica?

The Size

Although many factors determine the size of any plant – including marijuana, these are the average sizes in which Sativa and Indica strains are grown.

Sativa plants are able to grow up to 20ft, however, they are extremely thin. , but thin.

Indica only average at around 4ft high,  However, they are very wide yielded, making up for the loss in height.

The Effect

So we know that cannabis can have some amazing effects on (most) of us. However, Sativa and Indica provide very different results.

Indica is sedating – enducing relaxation, sleepiness, and inflammation. Indica is good to take for insomnia and anxiety, as it reduces restlessness.

Sativa can often make you feel energetic, creative and uplifted, as well as reducing nausea, headaches, and depression.


Although now, cannabis is found, bred, and consumed all over the world. Have you ever wondered where particular strains originated from?

Indica is said to have begun in locations such as Turkey and Morocco.

Sativa is suggested to have been grown near the equator, in hot locations such as Thailand, and Mexico.

 The Name

With all the names that people have created over the years, it’s almost impossible to determine which is which – unless you’re a serious cannabis pro, or you’ve been told by someone you trust.

The most popular Sativa strains usually carry names ending in Haze, such as Shining Silver Haze.

Indica, on the other hand – are usually Kush strains, such as Bubble Kush, and Pineapple Kush.

The Flavour

Cannabis breeding has widened, and altered the taste of marijuana all together, with thousands of flavours available – it makes it difficult to pin a precise flavour to cannabis, however, this is the ‘platform’ flavour of both strains.

Indica is said to provide a sweet taste – almost like a fruit – such as strawberries or blueberries.

Sativa, however, provides an earthy taste – resembling pinewood.





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