Indica v Sativa, a dispensary primer for the uninitiated and laypersons

At our Tacoma, Twisp, and Tonasket dispensaries, indica, sativa, and hybrid cannabis strains are all available. But what’s the critical difference between them? With such wondrous varieties of chemovars available at your local dispensaries, it can be overwhelming to even think about the individual names of chemovars before feeling comfortable and familiar with the differences between Indica/Hybrid/Sativa. (cont. below)

Genetic differences and blended lines

While many customers already have a firm handle on the differences, the chemovars (strains), and application of the cannabis strains. In fact, most cannabis in the market is some degree of a hybrid. Still, the indica or sativa dominance can express themselves in a strong manner. The TGA seeds strain Chernobyl comes to mind; A cross of two hybrids, (Trinity x Bloodwreck) x (Jack’s Cleaner x Space Queen), Chernobyl is a 60% Sativa dominant hybrid by the numbers. Still, the chemovar is known for a mind racing onset (a characteristic of a high sativa) of the high in true sativa format before crashing into a Trainwreck induced immobility (this, expected of an Indica, commonly. (cont. below)

white information poster with difference of indica and sativa

The Effects

Indica strains are known for their relaxing effects. They’re a good choice for unwinding at the end of the day or for managing pain. Sativa strains tend to be more energizing. They’re often used to treat depression or fatigue. And hybrids are a mix of indica and sativa strains, so they can offer a balance of effects.

If you are still looking for a bit deeper explaination, Budtender Abe did a deep dive into the topic a year ago, or so.

When you visit our dispensaries, our knowledgeable staff can help you choose the right strain for your needs. So whether you’re looking for indica, sativa, or hybrid cannabis, we can help you find what you are looking for with our excellent customer service.

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