A term often used in the cannabis consumer marketplace to describe a cannabis product with uplifting, cerebral, and energetic effects. Though as research evolves, it's become clear that cannabis effects are more complex than sativa vs. indica, with the former offering a more energizing experience and the latter providing more relaxation. Cannabis sativa cultivars feature long, thin fan leaves and tend to have long flowering times. The slender sativa leaf can have as many as 13 fingers. Sativas flourish in warmer climates and can naturally grow up to 12 feet tall in a season.
Indica is a term often used to describe cannabis strains and products with sedating, relaxing, and strong physical effects. In botanical terms, indica cannabis plants are typically short in stature with broad leaves and shorter growing cycles than their sativa counterparts. Indica strains are well-suited for growth in cooler climates due to their shorter flowering periods.
hybrid is a cannabis plant with both indica and sativa characteristics. Because cannabis has been cultivated for centuries, most modern strains are hybrid strains. Landrace strains are traditional cultivars native to the region where they grow and are usually thought of as pure, non-hybrids. But even modern landraces have been relocated and domesticated. Pure sativas and pure indicas are fairly rare, so most cannabis you'll find these days is hybrid weed.