For those who don’t understand a lot about cannabis, all medical marijuana likely looks the same. However, the reality is each and every strain is unique in it’s own way. In fact, before you even get into choosing your terpenes and comparing strains, one of the most important decisions you have to make is whether you want an indica or sativa. What’s the difference? Keep reading to find out!
While both indica and sativa strains offer a wide array of benefits, the two are as different as day and night – literally! Indica strains are renowned for being superior evening allies with powerful sedative properties that can leave you feeling relaxed and ready for bed in no time at all. Specific side effects include unparalleled mental and physical relief, reduced nausea, less overall pain, greater appetite, and even an increase in dopamine levels. Of course, side effects aren’t the only differences between these two powerhouses of healing. Even when looking at a live cannabis plant, the distinctions between the two are obvious. In appearance, cannabis indica plants are recognized for being shorter and bushier with dark, broad leaves. They also often grow much faster than their sativa siblings, with a more robust harvest. Beneath the surface, cannabis indica plants will typically also contain a significantly greater concentration of CBD over THC, making them ideal for medicinal use!
On the other hand, when you think sativa, simply think happiness and sunshine and you’ll be on the right track because that’s exactly what these strains are all about. With anti-anxiety and anti-depressant properties, the ability to dramatically reduce chronic pain while simultaneously improving focus and creativity, and a boost of serotonin, sativa plants are the ideal medical marijuana option for daytime use. If you have trouble remembering which is which, just remember that unlike cannabis indica plants, cannabis sativa plants grow tall and thin with narrow leaves, almost as if they are reaching up to touch the sun and greet the new day! The differences don’t stop there though. Sativa plants are also a lighter color of green, take longer to mature, require more sunlight (they need all that extra energy), and are often higher in THC than CBD.
Not sure which type of medical marijuana is right for you? Come by The Woods and let our knowledgeable experts help you find out! We offer a full spectrum of incredible indica, sativa, and hybrid strains designed to alleviate every possible symptom or condition. All we have to do is find the perfect strain for you!
If you are looking for the best medical marijuana dispensary in Detroit, Michigan, call The Woods at 313.499.1178, shop inside our store, order pickup in store, order curbside pickup or take advantage of delivery! Delivery available within a 10 mile radius, $50 order minimum for delivery, free delivery on orders over $100. We are located at 12625 Kercheval Ave Detroit, MI 48215 and dedicated to providing the best cannabis products in Michigan! We carry flower, cartridges, edibles, extras, prerolls, topicals, merch, and tincture medical marijuana products.