Three Types of Cannabis: Indica, Sativa, and Hybrids

Indica for Body Pain and Sedation

Indica: Body High


Indica is beneficial for conditions that affect the entire body. Traditionally the therapeutic effects of indica have been referred to as a “body high.” This particular type of cannabis contains a higher level of CBD and lower levels of THC, and is useful to address conditions including chronic body pain, muscle spasms, arthritis, joint pains, fibromyalgia, and general pain management.

  • Nighttime Use
  • Sedative Effects
  • Appetite Stimulant
  • Sleep Aid
  • Pain Relief
  • Nausea Suppressant
  • Stress and Anxiety Relief
  • Relaxing (Remember Indica = “In da couch”)

Sativa for Increased Energy, Appetite, and Social Stimulation

Sativas: Head High


With higher levels of THC and less CBD than Indica, the effects of Sativas tend to be motivational and an excellent approach to treating depression. Creativity flourishes and the patient may feel more social -leading to increased thinking and talking. Due to the effects of Sativa strains, their effects are traditionally referred to as a “head high.” Benefits and indications include: appetite stimulation, Alzheimer’s, anger management, dementia, migraines, chronic pain, nausea, bipolar, and social disorders.

  • Daytime Use
  • Alertness
  • Euphoria
  • Creativity
  • Increased Energy
  • Focus
  • Anti-Depressant
  • Uplifting (Remember “Sunny Sativas”)

Customized Cannabis Hybrids for Specific Needs

Hybrids: The Best of Both Worlds


These popular strains are carefully bred to include the best effects from controlled ratios of indica and sativa varieties, resulting in extremely popular (and potent) products that produce the perfect combination of relaxation and energy levels. These varieties provide the best of both worlds. Expert breeders select the top sativa and indica strains and combine them into “super strains” that maintain the best aspects from both parent plants. Hybrids can be indica or sativa-dominant and have the effects to match.

Contact us at Desert Canna Consulting to learn more.

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