There are countless strains of cannabis across the globe, but they're generally divided into three categories: Indica
, Sativa and Hybrid
Indica and Sativa are two species of the same plant family. Hybrid strains are cross-bred from the two species. All three types contain a variety of cannabinoids, terpenes and other compounds that produce different effects on the mind and body.
Indicas were originally grown in the Indian subcontinent and tend to produce a heavier body sensation than Sativas. They're also known for their sedating effects and can help with insomnia or other sleep disorders.
Sativas originated in Eastern Asia and produce more cerebral effects than Indicas. They're also known for their uplifting, energizing qualities that may help with depression or fatigue.
Hybrids are cross-bred from both species to produce plants with characteristics of both Indicas and Sativas
. Their effects can vary greatly depending on the ratio of Indica to Sativa in the plant's genetics—even within the same strain!