Sativa strains are known for being energizing, invigorating, and uplifting. These strains pair well with creative projects, social gatherings, and physical activity, such as hikes or workouts.
Some of our most popular Sativas include:
Durban Poison, Chernobyl, Green Crack, Amnesia Haze, Strawberry Cough, Ghost Train Haze, Cinderella 99
Hybrids are blended together from two parent strains (an indica and a sativa). Hybrids typically fall somewhere in between the effects of the indica-sativa spectrum. Hybrids tend to have a rating of like 50/50, 60/40 70/30 splits. The greater number is how much percentage of either Sativa or Indica dominance.
Some of our most popular hybrids include:
Gorilla Glue #4, Girl Scout Cookies, Blue Dream, Bruce Banner, Strawberry Banana, White Fire OG, The White
Indica strains are known for their physical effect. They tend to be sedating, relaxing, and calming. These strains are the ones you’ll likely reach for if you’re trying to cool down after a stressful day at work, battle anxiety, enjoy some deep relaxation, or to ward off insomnia.
Some popular Indica products include:
OG Kush, Lemon OG, Skunk #1, Bubba Kush, Critical Mass, LA Confidential
Not All Weed Within a Strain Will Have the Same Effect
To understand why this is the case, it’s important to know that very few of the weed strains that you’ll ever encounter are 100% pure indica or sativa. Most of the strains on the market today are actually hybrids. They are classified as an indica or sativa because of their predominant strain, or because their effects and appearance lean more heavily to one or the other parent strain.
For example, let’s take the sativa-dominant Sour Diesel. This strain is not entirely sativa, as half of it’s parentage is from indica heavy, Super Skunk. However, Sour Diesel exhibits sativa like attributes in both appearance and effects. Therefore, this sativa dominant hybrid is classified in the Sativa category.
Why does this matter? Because when you’re buying weed, don’t just grab an indica and assume it’ll give you a heavy high. It may be classified as sativa, but it’s affects might not be in line with a classic indica. Always read the description of a strain before purchasing blindly.
This also means that as you’re looking for a strain to achieve a particular goal — cerebral high, anti-anxiety, pain relief, deep relaxation, focus, whatever — you may need to work through several strains within each category to find the right one for you. In fact, you may even consider looking into a different category entirely.
In short, don’t rely too heavily on strain categorization.
Additional contributing factors include:
Terpenes are fragrant oils that give cannabis its aromatic diversity and affect our experience with the product. Consider the aroma of lavender. The oil found in lavender, Linalol, is what produces that classic calming effect. When you smell the refreshing fragrance of pine trees, that’s the Pinene terpene coming out. When you catch a whiff of Black Pepper and start sneezing, that is the terpene Caryophyllene.
When considering the reactions of a strain, it’s important to also consider the environment. Where you choose to light up (especially for beginners) can often influence how we experience a strain. What might normally make you feel sleepy and relaxed when you’re at home may make you feel subdued or uncomfortable in a public setting.
Is it your expectation to feel happy and uplifted when you puff on some Green Crack? Then you’re more likely to experience that. Similarly, if you’re anxious and nervous about smoking a new strain of weed, you’re more likely to experience anxiety when you try it.
We’re All Different
What makes your friend get the uncontrollable giggles may make you feel like an enlightened philosopher ready to eulogize the death of rock music. We all experience things a little differently. What is an incredible trip for someone else, may not work well for you. It’s no big deal — keep experimenting.