Along with the burgeoning weed industry, other businesses have begun to take off like apps that allow you to find places to smoke and learn about different strains of marijuana.

But if you don’t know the differences between Indica vs. Sativa strains, then no matter what you read about a strain, you won’t truly understand what you’re looking at.

That’s why we pulled together this helpful article to introduce you to the basic two strain types and what makes each uniquely beneficial.

An Introduction to Indica Strains

When you think of the typical stoner comedy with many scenes of smokers stuck to the couch, they’re most likely smoking an Indica strain.

These are the short and squat plants with wider leaves.

These plants are popular for indoor grow operations since they take up less space and have shorter flower life cycles allowing them to be harvested more often.

The Indica plant is known to be relaxing and cause drowsiness.

An Introduction to Sativa Strains

The sativa strain is typically a more high energy strain.

It can have much of the same effect as a cup of coffee.

It is a tall plant and has the traditional thin long branching leaves that you think of when you picture a marijuana leaf.

They grow well in warmer climates and need a lot of time to complete a harvest cycle.

Introducing the Hybrid

Hybrid strains can offer the best of both worlds.

They come from crossbreeding between high-quality strains of Indica and Sativa plants.

Hybrids are often the award winners at marijuana competitions since they offer the ability to create a super unique strain with surprising results.

Indica vs. Sativa

Indica strains are best for those who have time to rest since they can cause drowsiness.

While sativa strains can give a jolt of energy.

Indica strains are also the type more likely to give you hunger cravings and dry mouth.

The effect of Indica strains might feel stronger even if you smoke an Indica and a Sativa that have the same amount of THC in them.

But when you go to the store to look for the perfect strain, you shouldn’t be overly concerned with the strain type.

It’s just a place to start, a way to direct the budtender toward the type of result you’re looking for.

What matters most is the other cannabinoids and terpenes in the bud and the care with which it was grown.

Find a Great Place to Smoke

Now that you’ve learned all about Indica vs. Sativa strains, you will be able to make an informed decision when you go to purchase your bud.

Once you have your herb of choice in hand, you’ll need a great place to smoke it.

Download our app to learn about 420-friendly hotels, Airbnbs, cannabis clubs and lounges, and more.