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):

Indica vs Sativa - leaf shapes
Sativa leaf (on the left) and Indica leaf (on the right)

 

Sativa

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).

Indica

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.

How to make ur own RSO, get rid of odour the fam concentrate gives

RSO – the Rick Simpson Oil, is now a very popular and efficient concentrate thanks to Canadian engineer Rick Simpson, the inventor and that is why his name is here. While his work in a hospital as an engineer managing the boiling room. He was not kin to cannabis those days, but his job occurred to be way too harmful and the man ends up with cancerous symptoms and the doctors who make things only worse.

Rick Simpson Invention, the RSO (Rick Simpson Oil)

Well, a sad story, but the guy was a beautiful mind. He discovered the effects of cannabis (and that was late 20th century, the dark ages, kind-a 20 years ago they have had not much information, the laws enforced in full everywhere in the world). And he invented how to make it dense, which translates to 97-99% of THC substance, and applied it to his skin, and the skin improved significantly, which was not much supported by Pharma-fanatic doctors, and Rick bumped then legal issues along with cancer issues.

Same old story, but what we have in the end is the RSO – Rick Simpson Oil, which is helpful to millions of users and widely available in the world as a medicine, at the first place, but – my god! – of course it is the 97% of THC thing has the recreational potential too, just think that pretty 100% of pure material: it may hallucinate by itself from itself, whoa…

There is a problem with RSO if you cook it

I’ve recently purchased RSO in 1 gram syringes from a dispensary in FL and found the taste to be unpleasant if not to say: terrible. I can say many underestimate the size of a problem, it’s not some smell that you can survive, it is not strong but it bothers you:

– As if your dank is too oily and you roll it, and in the middle of smoking there’s oil even on your fingers, and the smell of burnt oil calls a headache even; this bad;

– As if you missed a seed or two, and it was very ripe and it burns out inside your blunt: the seeds are what the flour made of, so you get a smell of badly burnt bakery and of burnt oil – together – right with your puff you’ll inhale; very hot; and bad;

Everyone knows – the CBD medicine is rarely smell like roses. Do not underestimate the problem. I did, and the first time cookings were far from being perfect.

RSO – Being a concentrate, the taste is concentrated also, there is not a way to get rid of the taste without loosing much of the thc.

1) Stay Black – did you ever think why marijuana brownies are so popular, and practically the one weed infused edible. How big is it in the edible market? One half maybe? Besides being a universal yummi along with the easiest on Earth recipe it contains a ton of pure chocolate, and the chocolate masks the weed the best.

2) Be Acidic – pineapple, lemon, lime, even tomato, anything acidic covers the taste greatly, but I think you will never get rid of it completely, yet when masked it’s quite fine and even pleasant – it is a CANNABIS after all, agree? ;=)

How to make ur own RSO at home – the Ultimate recipe

Special Thanks to… the whole internet actually, to the First Amdmnt, and also to Chef 420 and other leaflies and numerous maryjanes websites, and to someone’s grandma and to our random visitor, Rick’s uncle Joseph from Kentucky. But may be the most useful reference is, however, the official Rick Simpson’s official website:

Phoenix Tears, Rick Simpson Oil

Anyway, thanks to whole world we have this beautiful RSO recipe:

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Click here for RSO home recipe from Rick Simpson’s Phoenix Tears

What can be better than the original author, enjoy the link.

NOTES:

1 ounce of Bud (dried/cured marijuana flowers) is often listed as the ingredient, yet you can use anything left from your plant up to stems, yes, they contain the desired thc and cbd and other compounds. Just mean that approximately 1 ounce of Bud equals to 2 ounces of Shake (leaves, brunches, stems, trim).

Rice cooking pan is the best fit because it can steadily give the very accurate temperature range. All thc can be easily destroyed – once your overheat your blend, be careful, it is a thc from 1 ounce, not a cheap price for a mistake, not to mention the efforts.

Alcohol is used for the tincture needs to be 99% pure, and then choose whatever you like the most for the case, or usually use for cannabis tinctures.

Herewego, the other useful link on RSO, quite colourful and illustrated:

https://www.wikihow.com/Make-Rick-Simpson-Oil

And herewego the Stoner’s Cookbook app for your smartphone:

www.angrybud.com/apps/weed-edibles-cookbook

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