sativa marijuana strains
Sativa strains,When talking about the hot topic of cannabis, we constantly hear the terms “sativa” and “indica” being thrown around. For those just starting their exploration of the vast world of cannabis, both those terms are used to refer to the strains or breeds of the cannabis plant. Indica is commonly known for its physical effects. People use it for its calming and relaxing effects. It is best consumed at night when the day’s activities have been completed. Sativas, on the other hand, have the opposite effect. They give people a boost in energy level which makes them perfect for day time cannabis use. For some people, they replace coffee as a way to start their day and get things done.
Classified by Carl Linnaeus in the year 1753, Cannabis Sativa varieties have been cultivated for centuries for its hemp fibre and for its psychoactive resins, among the other benefits which the plant has been known to offer, for those who consume it. Originating from equatorial countries in Central America and South East Asia, including the likes of Thailand, India, Mexico and Colombia, Sativa varieties are better suited for warmer climates and hence thrive if grown in the outdoors.
Moreover, the plant’s structure is constructed in such a way whereby it can reach heights up to twenty feet, and thrives in humid atmospheres and tropical climates. The leaves and flowers will also look different, with Sativa strains featuring long, thin foliage and long, cylindrical buds in comparison to stocky, dense Indica varieties. Sativa requires a slightly longer time to grow, taking between ten to sixteen weeks to mature and hence ensuring a higher yield.
Furthermore, Sativa varieties typically produce high levels of Cannabidiol (CBD) rather than the psychoactive and intoxicating Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Though cannabinoids form the major component of Sativa, other constituents include proteins.
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