Indica vs. Sativa vs. Hybrids – Understanding The Difference

As per Forbes, the international marijuana industry is estimated to be worth $31.4 billion by the year 2021.

The cannabis industry is prospering due to the therapeutic properties of the plant. Ongoing researches have found cannabis to aid in a number of medical ailments as in chronic pain, epilepsy and anxiety to name a few.

Here is a comprehensive guide on marijuana and the difference between its various strains.

What Are Marijuana Strains?

Marijuana or Cannabis is a variety of plants which produce Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is a chemical known for its psychoactive properties. The THC can alter a person’s senses, reduce anger and create cravings.

However, not all marijuana is the same. Marijuana is divided into different strains, each producing their own effects in the human body.

Different Types Of Strains

The two major kinds of cannabis are the Sativa and Indica. A third kind is the Hybrid which fuses the properties of Indica and Sativa.


Cannabis sativa

The sativa plant has a pungent smell that can range from being earthy to fruity and sweet smelling. Popular strain such as the Sour Joker is sweet, whereas, the strain Diesel has more of an earthy smell. Although both these strains produce the same effects, the only distinction lies in their smell—also called the terpene profile.

This particular strain is renowned for its uplifting euphoria that’s stimulating and energizing. These are known for increasing creativity levels in individuals, making them popular among artists, musicians and philosophers.


marijuana indica

The Indica strain has an extensive terpene profile—the strains can be earthy, fruity, pine-smelling, hash-smelling, or that of a pungent skunk.

The Indica strains have a very relaxing effect, providing tension relief upon administration. In this regard, the cerebral effects of the Indica strains are less intense than that of the Sativa strains.

Indica strains are the popular choice for relieving anxiety. Patients of insomnia, chronic pain, menstrual cramps and muscle spasms can also benefit greatly from these strains. Moreover, these strains can also be beneficial for the patients of Multiple Sclerosis, fibromyalgia, sleep apnea, Parkinson’s disease and lupus.

Hybrid Strains

Hybrid strains are formed when breeders crossbreed the Indica and sativa strains. Hybrid strains can be either Indica or Sativa dominant and are often bred with various other hybrids.

Hybrids That Are Sativa Dominant  

These have relaxing effects on the body and are cerebral high. These strains provide both physical and mental relief.

Hybrids That Are Indica Dominant

These strains offer pain relief with euphoria. Hybrids that are Indica dominant are beneficial for patients of several autoimmune diseases and depression.

If you’re suffering from any of these conditions and seek medical marijuana in North Miami for the treatment, reach out to us. We can help you in obtaining Medical Marijuana Identification Cards for a number of qualifying conditions. Moreover, our highly experienced and qualified doctor will come up with treatment plans for your medical condition and help alleviate your suffering.

People living in North Miami, Hallandale Beach, Aventura, Hollywood and nearby areas can make an appointment online.