Q: What are the differences between Indicas vs. Sativas
A: Marijuana comes in many strains and varietals. Each strain fits into two marijuana families, indica and sativa. Mixed strains are known as hybrids.
Indicas are effective in treating physical illnesses and pain. Indicas are also commonly used for insomnia and other sleeping issues. Effects of sativas, on the other hand, are felt more mentally than physically. Sativa strains typically cause the user to feel awake, and they are described by some as having an almost energizing quality. Sativas also have an effect on the eye making them ideal for ailments such as glaucoma.
Patients who choose indicas as their form of legal medical marijuana generally report a stronger head high and do so in order to manage issues such as migraines or sleeping disorders. Those who choose sativas find that their medication can offer relief from pressure-pain related ailments. With the correct dosage, sativa patients report clarity of thought and little to no disruption of standard cognitive function.