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While many of you may have thought all cannabis is created equal, that’s actually not the case, as there are two predominant strains with subtle differences between them. A read-through of this list may help you understand why certain batches of weed result in different effects than others.

 6 Differences Between Sativa and Indica Strains

6 Differences Between Sativa and Indica Strains

By The Stoner's Cookbook

Have you ever wondered why some batches of weed are just better than others in both taste and effect? It has a lot to do with the two predominant strains and the varying differences between them.

  • 1. Strain Origins

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    While Indica strains originated from the likes of Turkey, Morocco, and Afghanistan, Sativa strains can be traced back to areas surrounding the equator (modern day Colombia, African nations, etc.).

  • 2. Crop Flowering Time

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Indica strains generally have a shorter flowering period, coming in at around 8-10 weeks, as opposed to Sativa strains which can take up to 20 weeks to flower.

  • 3. Crop Yield

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Contrary to its flowering time, Indica strains usually return a higher yield than its Sativa brethren. However, don't be surprised if you get a flipped yield scenario once in a while.

  • 4. Crop Size

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    While Sativa strains tend to grow taller than Indica strains, Cannabis of the Indica variety will also be much fuller in appearance.

  • 5. Strain Effect & Potency

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Sativa strains are documented to deliver a bottomless high for its user, while Indicas are known to have the strongest analgesic (pain killer) effect as far as medicinal marijuana goes. 

  • 6. Strain Flavor

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    While both strains will likely possess a fruity flavor, sometimes an Indica hybrid or the rare Sativa joint may end up tasting funky rather than pleasant.

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