It is natural to feel overwhelmed at a dispensary when you are new to cannabis or the shopping experience. The wide range of products and terminology may seem like a foreign language, however, receiving a basic education in the differences between Indica and Sativa strains goes a long way toward comprehending what effects cannabis produces on the mind and body.

Indica and Sativa are two species of the cannabis plant which means they share many similar features while also exhibiting other fundamental differences. For starters, the origins, physical traits, and grow lengths are substantially different. Indica plants have genetics that originate from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tibet. Meanwhile, Sativa strains derive from regions closer to the equator such as Thailand, Jamaica, and Mexico.