Indica, Sativa, and Hybrids – What’s the Difference?
When you hear “sativa” or “Indica” you may immediately think of marijuana cannabis strains – on the contrary, though, hemp cannabis strains are also sativa, Indica, or hybrid. While our CBD-rich hemp flower strains contain little to no THC at under 0.2% THC per plant (the legal maximum in the UK), today we look at the biggest differences between our Indica, sativa, and hybrid strains.
Why are there different strain types?
First, let’s examine why we categorize hemp strains like this. The types of cannabis available to us provide a series of both medicinal and recreational purposes. For our CBD-rich, THC-free weed, we focus on the medicinal uses rather than any recreational effects.
In addition, sativa strains usually have a higher THC yield and a lower CBD yield, while the opposite can be said for Indica strains. Since our hemp flower is virtually free of THC, containing no more than the legal 0.2% maximum, this means our sativa strains usually contain a lower amount of CBD than our Indica strains; however, all our strains are still significantly rich in CBD overall.
What do the different types do?
As far as medicinal effects based on the type of hemp at your disposal, CBD can stimulate different effects when paired with the other cannabinoids and terpenes in a specific strain. For example, sativa types typically stimulate energising, invigorating responses in people. Users often feel stress and anxiety relieved easier with this strain type, promoting focus and creativity.
Indicas, on the other hand, are considered strains better paired with the evening. They can reduce insomnia or the inability to sleep and promote deep relaxation. We often hear about our community using Indicas to get deeper, better sleep throughout the night, as well as relieve intense or chronic types of pain.
Hybrids can meet somewhere in the middle depending on whether the hybrid is a sativa-dominant, Indica-dominant, or a balanced, middle-of-the-road kind of strain. The effects that a hybrid can provide vary more frequently than a strain that leans more heavily towards sativa or Indica.
Most strains are hybrids
One thing to keep in mind about the different types of hemp strains out there, though – in the end, they’re all just hybrids. After all the genetic engineering and precise cultivation, us humans have put the work into growing powerful hemp hybrids just in the past few years alone; there are little to no chances of there remaining a pure Indica or a pure sativa strain.
However, there are strains that run as close to pure as possible, with the 90 to 95% sativa or Indica strains we get from time to time. We like to see the variety hemp strains have to offer, cultivating the best Indica, sativa, and hybrids in the industry just by providing our community with CBD-rich flower they can truly take advantage of.
We’re proud to offer the different types of CBD cannabis that we do, providing a fair variety that can help our community and wholesale partners with any ailment they may want to target. Likewise, we’re proud that all our hemp is tested through an independent, third-party lab for accuracy and potency levels – so you don’t just have to take it from us when we tell you how much CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids are in each strain, as well as how dominant it is as an Indica or sativa.
Whether you’re looking for a sativa-dominant to help keep you better focused throughout the day or an Indica-dominant to help you sleep easier at night, we have a hybrid that can meet your needs exactly. Try our cannabidiol-rich hemp flower today to see why the UK has taken to using such a plant in so many ways.