Sativa vs Indica — Making The Right Choice (CBD Matters!)

Whenever you decide getting closer wether to a Marijuana recreational culture or a Cannabis way of medicine or meditation, this is the next question you ask:

Why is Sativa, and What is Indica for?

Pretty everywhere where marijuana is respected and is allowed by law, in every single seeds’ description, every grow-shop, every dispensary, every coffee-shop (whatever the legal weed delivery is called in your country). Everywhere the weed, except its exact speccy name, is labeled also: “Sativa”, “Indica”, “Skunk”… yet the latter we meet seldom these days.

Sometimes with percentages like this:

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This is one of the most popular specie in the world, and it’s only 75% of indica, and it’s said in the description: Blueberry is a famously enjoyable and classy cannabis that has a tasty flavor and vibrant colours. This indica is known for its colourful fan leaves and purplish bud that produce a fruity flavor and taste. This is an excellent strain for pain relief and relaxation.

How To Distinguish Sativa or Indica, and — Why?

This is the easy question, don’t be afraid of it too much. One my friend once told me a simple formula to catch the basic idea: Sativa is to laugh, and Indica is to sleep. Not only this, but it shows the idea pretty well, and easy to remember. ‘Skunk’ however is the indoor-breeders’ MIX of Indica and Sativa (wiki) taking its name from the animal due to a strong smell which these species provide. Just to note that there are only two main families: Indica and Sativa, and skunk is not a number three, but just used widely in the coffee-shops of Amsterdam.

Sativa gives a taller plant comparing to Indica which is more bushy. That is why breeders often add indica into mixture to get the ‘highness’ of sativa but the size of indica.

Many sources however point to the shape of a plant and teach us how to distinguish between Indica and Sativa when they are in a form of a plant… as if we meet plants daily on the streets or trotting around a jungle, as if there is much difference when a friend offers a puff and you refuse because of a wrong plant-family.

Here we go the cannabis leaves of Sativa (on the left) and Indica (on the right):

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Sativa leaf (on the left) and Indica leaf (on the right)


The main difference however is that SATIVA contains more of THC, not always but in general. This is why it is “for laughing”. Being the main psychoactive component of marijuana THC affects the brain, therefore you feel “higher” due to more amount of THC consumed. Even a little bit hallucinogenic it may be with strong strains, sources se-so, but to get that high from a regular marijuana is not easy, you’ll need to train yourself to feel your body well-enough and play with your brain and feelings (some people spend years in temples in India smoking religiously all the time… “hallucinogenic” is not that you see monsters all around right after one puff, don’t worry).


As for INDICA… It does not mean at all that you’re not high with Indica, it’s very fine too, but just contains (in general) more of CBD which gives you relaxation and pain relief (if any) and this is the reason why it is referred as “for sleep” and this is the reason why Indica is in fact more close to the definition of MEDICAL marijuana.

Summary – Indica and Sativa

PLANTS SATIVA is more straight and tall cannabis plant, loosely branched with long and narrow leaves, basically much more taller than a Cannabis Indica plant. While INDICA is more like a bush, densely branched and wider leaves (see the image to compare), and significantly lower in height. It’s said that Sativa can reach up to 10-20 feet height in the wild, and this is another reason why breeders mix both Indica and Sativa into the INDOOR strains to inherit the smaller height of Indica to keep the plants still lower than your growing space is.

THC / CBD INDICA contains in general more of CBD and less of THC. Therefore it is considered more for the medical use, relaxing, calm and pain-releasing. While SATIVA is highly energetic, stimulating and adds some extra activity to the brain too, more “trippy” so to say. It’s not that Indica does not provide a trip, yet it contains less of THC. You can read the related article about THC tripping: THC: Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol

Growing INDICA is more often considered as an AMATEUR strain to grow your own Marijuana supply in a household. Don’t worry, you’ll be high enough, and you’ll get all medical effects too, Indica is not ‘bad’, but just EASIER, and it stands better against pests and climate conditions.

What means:

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More of History

The terms of “Indica” and “Sativa” were suggested for the first time by French biologist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck in 1785. While his comparing the Cannabis plants grown in India which were used to produce highly psychoactive hashish for religious purpose, to those from Europe mainly used for ropes and cloth. Eventually he discovered that the latter was less psychoactive. And this is the very idea to differentiate “herb” and “marijuana” in legal terminology nowadays.

However, the modern breeders are already far from these initial classification. Most of strains are a mixture of two, and Indica may already contain good amount of brain-altering compounds, making scientists to debate to change the terminology. But for the everyday use, for the cannabis marketing and for the home-growing referring to cannabis plants as Indica or Sativa still works good.

7 Rules Of International Distribution Of Marijuana

The year 2018 was historic for cannabis not only in the United States but internationally. Most nations, including Mexico, Lithuania, Thailand, the UK, and Canada, took significant steps to legalize recreational or medical marijuana. By the end of 2018, Israel also authorized the export of medical marijuana together with Australia, Uruguay, and Holland. Despite this significant move, there are still many limitations in the international distribution of marijuana.

The Single Convention of Narcotic Drugs still classifies marijuana as a controlled substance with no medical value. However, individual nations are free to determine on their own whether cannabis classifies as a narcotic drug. Some countries such as Canada and Dutch have established organizations that trade in marijuana and export it to Chile, Brazil, New Zealand, Australia, Italy, Germany, and Croatia. On the contrary, nations such as the United States still prohibit the importation of marijuana. Most countries legalize the use of medical marijuana. With the legalization of cannabis on the rise, you may be considering starting a business or just have CBD vape questions bothering you. In this guide, we look at the international rules that govern the use and distribution of marijuana.

Rules Governing the International Distribution of Marijuana

Do not forget to check any legal information by yourself before taking any decision. This is a reference information, it may be – I dun’no – outdated by the day you’re reading, or something. We limit our responsibility, anyway.

Age Limits

You must be at least 19 years of age to possess, buy, or consume cannabis in most nations. In some nations such as Quebec and Alberta, the minimum age is 18 years while some countries raise it to a minimum of 21 years. On the same note, it is also a crime to share with minors. Everyone in your group must be of legal age. Putting age limits helps to prevent abuse of marijuana by teenagers and school-going children. Therefore, when purchasing marijuana, you must prove your age by showing an identification card or passport. The international rules require that all nations follow this procedure at all times.

Where to Purchase

Besides age, international rules also require that nationals limit the use of marijuana. Nations achieve this by restricting the outlets and ensuring that only a few credible sources engage in this business. To be able to sell the drug, governments require you to register officially and engage in the legal business. For example, in a province such as Ontario, retail shops are yet to open. In Canada, there is a list of private, government, and online outlets for marijuana. Anyone of legal age can purchase from online stores. It is imperative to regulate commercially legalized marijuana. The findings of a study by several researchers in 2015 about the density of marijuana dispensaries recommend the creation of policies that consider limiting the number of outlets.

Prohibition of Drug Trafficking

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) prohibits the trafficking of marijuana. UNODC reports all data on drug trafficking to curb the activity. Drug trafficking has become a global market that engages in the cultivation and distribution of drugs that are subject to prohibition laws. Although international laws allow the use of marijuana, mostly medical marijuana under controlled conditions, it does not condone the trafficking of marijuana. It is imperative to note that drug trafficking is contingent upon the number of drugs that you have in possession. Each drug varies with amount. For example, a law of a particular state can define trafficking of weed as possessing more than 25 pounds of marijuana.

Regulation of the Medical Market

The medical market has been a priority for international law enforcers because most governments have been slow to make sure that only patients have access to medical cannabis. As such, there has been an increase in illegal trade on extracts and oil. Since the internal law legalized medical marijuana, there have been many side traders, most of them operate on Facebook and other social media. These illegal traders offer cannabis products to interested customers. Although most customers using these routes are looking for products with medical benefits, online products lack standardization. Such crude sellers cannot assure purity or potency. It is for this reason that governments require online sellers to register and receive certification as distributors of medical marijuana.

Non-Citizens Not Eligible To Legally Purchase Cannabis (normally)

According to the law, only permanent residents and citizens of legal age can access cannabis. Most states prohibit tourists from purchasing marijuana. Therefore, if you want to enjoy the drug today, ensure that you have papers to prove that you are a permanent resident or a citizen of legal age. For example, in Uruguay, there has been a debate about whether it will be beneficial to attract marijuana tourism. However, most people believe that it will pose a potential threat to the country’s global reputation. Regulation of who should purchase marijuana helps to control the drug because it is not technically legal in all aspects.

For some locations – You Should Not Grow Recreational Cannabis at Home

Most users of medical and recreational cannabis wonder whether they can do home cultivation of weed where they live. The laws on growing weed for personal use vary, and some nations allow home growers while others do not. However, there are conditions to home growing. For example, in Alaska, adults over the age of 21 years can grow no more than six plants. In marijuana, only a marijuana patient qualifies to grow twelve plants, and only if they live far away from a certified distribution outlet. In California, if you are above 21 years, you can cultivate up to six plants.

Commercial Purchase

Most of nations limit the amount of weed that an individual can purchase. For example, in Uruguay, you can get officially not more than 40 grams per month. Don’t be lazy to look for the up-to-date information for your location, for peace of mind.


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