Breeders select the top indica and sativa strains, which they then combine to create unique cannabis hybrids. These strains have the best of both worlds because they maintain the top aspects of indica and sativa strains. The hybrid strain can either be sativa dominant or indica dominant and have the effects to match that combination or potency.
The physical appearance of the indica strain is short and usually under six feet with fat deep green leaves. It originates from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and the surrounding areas, however indica is better suited for growing indoors. The buds grow in dense clusters around the nodes of the stem and branches, which create stocky and fragrant indica.
Indica is best suited for night time use because of its effects on the body, being sedative, relaxing, and a form of stress relief. Yet, it can leave one relaxed and social with a body buzz. The indica strain is more center on the body producing a 'stone' effect in the user. It enhances physical sensations such as taste, touch, and sound. Stronger varieties numb your body and can put you to sleep. Moreover, it’s noted for being physically and mentally relaxing, even soporific in larger doses.
Short and bushy and suited for indoors
Areas between 30 and 50 degrees latitude
Pain, insomnia, and muscle spasms
The cannabis sativa strain is best suited for outdoor growing because they have the characteristics of growing very tall and reaching heights of 25 feet. The buds tend to grow larger then the indica strain and weigh less. Most of the buds run along the length of the branch instead of clustering around nodes, however they are less dense and larger then indica with less of a striking odor.
The effects from the sativa strain are best suited for daytime use because it is less likely to make the user sleepy. Sativa is described as being energetic, cerebral, up-lifting, and stimulating. It fights depression by creating feelings of well-being and at-ease. Among artists, the cerebrally-focused effects of sativa can help spark new ideas and creations.