Cannabis indica and Cannabis sativa are the two main types of cannabis plants. They are often confused because they look and smell similar. However, they have different effects on the body.
Cannabis indica plants are shorter and bushier than Cannabis sativa plants. The leaves of Cannabis indica are wider and darker than those of Cannabis sativa.
Cannabis indica plants typically have a higher THC content than Cannabis sativa plants. THC is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis. It is responsible for the “high” that people feel when they smoke or consume cannabis.
Cannabis indica is thought to provide a more relaxing and sedative effect than Cannabis sativa. It is often used to treat anxiety, insomnia, and pain.
Cannabis sativa plants are taller and thinner than Cannabis indica plants. The leaves of Cannabis sativa are narrower and lighter than those of Cannabis indica.
Cannabis sativa plants typically have a lower THC content than Cannabis indica plants. However, they often have a higher CBD content. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound in cannabis that is thought to provide various medical benefits.
Cannabis sativa is thought to provide a more energizing and uplifting effect than Cannabis indica. It is often used to treat depression, fatigue, and lack of appetite.