What is Sativa? The term is use to
describe a particular
species of the marijuana plant. Naturally
suitable to grow
outdoors, Sativa strains come in a vast
number of varieties
and produce many effects. This strain is
known for its head
and body high effect and it can help in
treatment of many
different medical illnesses.Sativa strains have the following traits:
• Plants are tall and thin
• Leaves are narrow
• Color is paler green than Indicas
• Grow and mature more slowly
• Require more light to grow
• Buds often have an orange or a red hue
• Tend to have long, wispy hairs
• Generally have a lower level of CBD and ahigher count of THC

Sativa offers several medicinal

benefits including:
• Mood regulation
• Anti-depressant properties
• Decrease chronic pain
• Increase creativity and focus
• Increase serotonin


Sativa strains generally have a more
uplifting and
energetic high, and are great for those
who are looking

for a boost in creativity and focus.Sativa strains are known for providing a


stimulating and euphoric experience.

Most sativa strains will give you a ‘cerebral’

or mental high,

that boosts creativity and productivity without

affecting the body.

Other benefits include an increase in

energy as well as

an ability to focus for more extend

periods of time.

This is why they are generally refer

to as ‘daytime’

strains and commonly prefer for social

or productive


Sativas also tend to increase sensory

perception, and enhance

light, sound and happenings surrounding you.

The most common effects of Sativa strains include:

  • Mental stimulation
  • Cerebral or ‘mind’ high
  • Increase focus
  • Boost in creativity
  • Increased productivity
  • Improved energy levels and concentration
  • Alleviation of anxiety, stress, and depression


Although the best Sativa strains have several kinds of
benefits for people who are suffering from health conditions,
there are a few known side effects. It’s common to have an
increase in appetite from smoking or vaping Sativa weed
(aka, “the munchies”). This is a common, short-lived side
effect for those who smoke a lot of cannabis at once.
In another respect, increase appetite from Sativa can
actually be beneficial for anyone suffering from medical problems
that have cause a decrease in appetite. For example,
patients who are going through cancer chemotherapy can
often find it challenging to eat due to the treatment’s side
effects, and thus can look to this cannabis strain for a

boost in hunger levels.Some marijuana strains can also cause some minor, short-term

issues. For example, smoking cannabis can occasionally cause

a rapid heartbeat or anxiety. Cannabis is also known for

increasing paranoia, especially if you are already prone to

anxiety conditions.


It’s essential to be aware of the differences among cannabis
strains when deciding on which to smoke. To fully understand
the effects of Sativa, you need to be aware of the Indica
marijuana species and Hybrids that are cultivated by combining

different strains to obtain the benefits of their individual characteristics.When it comes to Indica vs Sativa cannabis, there are

significant differences. By knowing the type of reaction a

strain can produce, you can use it to your best benefit.

For example, Sativa is an excellent replacement for that

cup of morning coffee because it provides energy. It’s also

popular to smoke cannabis with coffee for double the energy.

While Sativa is known to heighten and awake senses,

Indica can produce a more opposite, calming effect.

It’s possible to experience an undesirable sense of drowsiness

from Indica if unaware of its reaction. However, Sativa wouldn’t

be suitable for treating insomnia or to get a more restful night’s

sleep. Instead of using this cannabis strain, you want an

Indica strain to achieve sleep aid. Alternatively, you may want

to consider using a hybrid which has combine effects from both

Indica and Sativa strains.

Common Effects of Sativa vs Indica:

Sativa Indica
– Energizes – Body high
– Cerebral High – Relieves anxiety
– Promotes creativity – Promotes relaxation

As for Hybrid strains, they can have a mixture of the above

effects. Knowing the percentages of the genetics will help you

to understand which effects will be dominant. While some hybrids

are a 50:50 mix, with an equal amount of effects from both Sativa

and Indica parents, others are more one-sided with an 80:20

combination favoring either the Indica or the Sativa parent.

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