Most of you guys out there have probably heard of the notorious names indica and sativa. These are two sub-species of the cannabis plant. There are many reasons you might need to tell the difference between the two species. Whether you just want to identify them and impress your friend, or you are looking for a specific type of high. Well whatever your reasoning here’s some quick characteristics of each species so you can tell the difference between indica vs sativa.


Indica strains are generally dark in color and skunky smelling. The bud is usually denser and round.


Godfather OG Indica Strain


Sativa strains can be found to be lighter in color, less skunky. The bud usually isn’t as dense.


Maui Waui Sativa Strain

Not All Highs Are Created Equal

This isn’t the case with every strain and I suggest you ask your local store if your strain is an indica or sativa. It is essential to know because they produce different kinds of highs. Indica has a ratio of more CBD than THC. The large amount of CBD gives you a relaxing high which will lead you to sitting on a couch (Body High). Sativa has more THC than CBD. This makes sativa strains more useful for doing activities. It gives you an energy boost and helps with creativity (Mind High).

Keep in mind there are so many strains out there. You could purchase a strain with an equal amount of both CBD and THC. Consider your options before you choose one strain. Also try to change it up, tolerance will get a hold of you if you stick to one preferred cannabinoid.

P.S. If you don’t know what THC or CBD are, they are cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds found within the cannabis plant. THC and CBD are the two most well-known compounds because they are known to cause the marijuana high.

What’s your experience with indica vs sativa? Which strains do you prefer? Let us know in the comments below.