Indica – Known for its broad leaves and short, stocky stems. Indica strains were bred for hashish production and produce most of the heavy hitters we see today. The term “Kush” comes from the Hindu Kush region of Central and South Asia near Nepal and India. This high mountain Indica strain that has been selectively breed by mountain tribes for over 5000 years. Seeds of the Hindu Kush were brought to Humboldt County in the 1960’s from explorers traveling in Kashmir. The mixture of these seeds and the perfect climate of Northern California created some of the dankest strains we have on Earth. Grand Daddy Purple, OG Kush, Master Kush, the list goes on and on.”
Indica strains are usually Myrcene dominant and known for creating the nice, mellow high many are familiar with. Great for movie night or a walk through the woods, Indicas are always a great choice to take the edge off.
Sativa – Most Sativas trace their roots back to the equatorial regions of South America, Africa and Asia. The South American, Mexican and African strains have long, narrow leaves with thin stocks stretching for the sky. Many of these strains have genetics from hemp production and tend to have a completely different terpene profile than the Indicas. If you’ve ever heard of Acapulco Gold or the famed Columbian Gold you already are familiar some of the best. The Asian Sativas can be short and bushy with smaller, narrow leaves. The famed Thai Stick with that spicy chocolate flavor come to mind. The effects of some Sativas can be quite energetic. If you need to clean the house, wash the car or mow the lawn, choose a nice Sativa and dance the chores away!
Hybrids – What if you wanted the best of both worlds? Hybrids are a mix of both Indica and Sativa strains. Most of the legendary strains find themselves in this category. Hybrids can lean both ways so you may find enjoying an Indica dominate hybrid over the other popular options. Again, the best way to find your strain of choice is to try it out. No one can tell you how you feel better than yourself!