Indica and Sativa are the two major types of cannabis plants. When crossed together they create hybrid strains. These three groups (Indica / Sativa / Hybrid) are what you will commonly see while browsing any dispensary. If you have ever wondered about the different qualities each strain type holds, this will be a great read for you!


  • Grows short and wide
  • Typically produce a strong physical body high
  • May make you sleepy or “couch locked” and provides a deep relaxing feeling
  • Known for being physically sedating
  • Commonly smoked in the late evening or at night, right before going to bed

Benefits include:

  • Relieving body pain
  • Relaxing muscles
  • Relieving spasms
  • Reducing seizures
  • Relieving headaches and migraines
  • Relieving anxiety and stress


  • Grows tall and thin
  • High is known to have a more energetic and uplifting cerebral effect
  • Best suited for daytime use
  • Pairs well with physical activity and social gatherings
  • May spark innovative ideas and creativity

Benefits include:

  • Feelings of well-being and at-ease
  • Uplifting and cerebral thoughts
  • Stimulates and energizes
  • Increases focus and creativity
  • Fights depression


  • Made up of both Indica and Sativa

Example: 30% Indica – 70% Sativa, 50% Indica – 50% Sativa, 80% Indica – 20% Sativa

  • Tend to fall somewhere between the two depending on traits inherited from parent strains
  • Since Sativa and Indica both have different medicinal benefits, certain strains can be crossed to help treat illnesses more specifically.

Desert Rose Dispensary

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