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Sativa Vs. Indica

You may often hear the terms Sativa and Indica when referring to different types of Cannabis. Unless you’re super-familiar with your different cultivars (strains, varieties), of the Cannabis plant – to the untrained eye, they appear to be the same plant. We briefly compare the two. Read on to learn more.

Cannabis sativa AKA Hemp

Hemp has been cultivated for many years, because of its numerous characteristics. Over time the plant has been grown to exhibit different properties, such as the strength of its fibers to the beneficial chemical properties.

The first biologist to name Cannabis sativa was Linnaeus.

Cannabis sativa contains higher levels of CBDs. Modern cultivars (strains), are grown to produce less than 0.3% THC. It is also is known for its flexible, but strong fibers.

Cannabis indica

Cannabis indica is used when referring to plants with higher levels of THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol).

Lamarck (biologist), identified what he considered to be a different species of plant. However, Cannabis indica is the same species, it is simply a different variety of the Cannabis plant.